The Best Workouts For People Who Hate Working Out

We all have that one friend who wakes up at 4 a.m. to go to the gym to workout, and they claim they love it. Why can't you be like that friend? If you don't like working out, it is hard to find the inspiration. Even if you do not like the gym, it is essential to remember that regular exercise is vital for your overall wellbeing. A 2018 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology with data from the American Cancer Society states that there is a link between hours of sitting and diseases related to kidney, lungs, and liver, including a higher risk of death from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. (Yikes!). Lack of exercise can also cause depression (via Livestrong). Therefore, it is essential to move your body even if you hate the idea.

So, are you ready to add a workout that will make you happier and increase your chances of living longer (via Insider)? The CDC says that adding physical activity to your life can improve your brain health, strengthen your bones and muscles, and just help you perform everyday activities. This doesn't mean you run a marathon or sign up for CrossFit. You can start by trying a few exercises, and one of them is bound to inspire you to stick to it for longer. Start by taking a class at your local gym or try a fun online course at home; you might actually love it.

These workouts are fun and won't feel like a chore

Working out is an integral part of self-care, and nutrition coach Minna Lee told Byrdie, "It's about showing up for yourself and declaring that your health is deserving of care." Try to rethink of working out as a commitment to yourself rather than torture. Here are some exercises to try, and you are bound to love one of them.

One of the best workouts is walking. Dr. Melina B. Jampois told Prevention, "Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you'll experience a decrease in anger and hostility." Walking 10-30 minutes a day can strengthen your immune system, boost your metabolism, and reduce stress. So, put on those sneakers.

Another fantastic workout that you can do in the comforts of your own home (if you aren't ready to commit to a gym) is the squat. It is considered the most functional and best exercise anyone can do. According to Healthline, the squat works most of the muscles in your body. It burns calories like crazy, promotes weight loss, and makes you stronger (via Medical News Today). It also gives you quick results!

You can try swimming because it is considered the perfect workout because it tones your muscles and works your entire body without straining your joints (via Healthline). Another great option is yoga because it makes you long and lean while reducing stress (via John Hopkins Medicine). Namaste!