Same Workout, Better Results (Only if You Do These First)
Rethink the 15 minutes before you jump on the treadmill and you're guaranteed to have a better, more efficient, more fun workout.
Use Your Phone As A Motivator (And A Moneymaker)
Make a digital entrance. Apps that help you track how much and how often you exercise, like RunKeeper
, can be a kick in the pants to work out longer, harder and with more enthusiasm. Thank the Hawthorne effect -- the tendency to act differently when you believe your actions are being observed (even if the only observer is you). As a feel-good bonus, apps like Plus 3 Network
also allow you to accrue points that translate into charitable donations or gift cards and discounts -- just for checking in. One Earndit member donated enough points to buy polio vaccines for 17 children in India. (The Earndit community has inoculated more than 2,000 children against polio )