How do you keep from getting bored while running on a treadmill?
Classical music (less tiring and mentally draining than rap, hip hop or rock!) I like audio books too!
I don't run on a treadmill anymore. I did not have a good answer to the question, so I run out doors all year around. San Francisco allows that luxury.
A good audio book is a wonderful way to make the time pass quickly.
By hanging a TV on the wall or plugging in my music player. They help me with motivation.
I listen to podcasts. My favorite one while running is "Stuff You Should Know". It's entertaining and funny so it makes the miles fly by.
Listening to music is a requirement for me while exercising. However, I also find that changing up the speed, elevation, hand position, and lifting light weights can keep the workout from getting too boring. It's also much better for the results to change things up. Best ~ fitmom
I find that the best way to avoid getting bored on a treadmill is to mix it up.e.g.rather than running a steady pace for 20 or 30 minutes i break in into interval type cycles.I might walk for 2 minutes and gradually increase the pace over 2 or 3 minutes to a fast jog, over the next 3 minutes i'll increase the incline every 20 to 30 seconds, then i'll drop the incline and increase the speed further, again every 20 seconds over the next 2 to 3 minutes (this is roughly a 10 minute cycle, but you could make it shorter or longer following the same principles)I then drop back and repeat the cycle again & again etc. Usually 2 to 4 cycles.I may make each cycle slightly tougher than the one before.
I find this works really well and it really keeps boredom at bay because rather than just focussing on the overall focus of just getting X minutes or X miles done you're kept busy focussing on all the changes in pace & incline etc.and not on the fact that you have to keep plodding along (keeps the mind busy and distracted on each individual phase).I find this much easier to get through and a lot less boring :-)
Changing up the settings once in a while helps. My gym has the treadmills set up near the windows on the top floor, so I just observe what's happening down on the street. Keeps me entertained.
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