Posted: 01 Jan 2013 07:30 AM PST
Post written by Leo Babauta.
We've entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it's 1991. Let's toss out the old and welcome the new.
The old: long sessions of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in a women-oriented fitness center, taking dance-aerobic or kickboxing-aerobic classes.
There's nothing wrong with all that, but it's not how we live today. Today, we live online, in a world of Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest, of Gmail and iPhones. The way we live and think online isn't at all how we think about fitness.
Let's take a cue from how we actually live and think today, and change up fitness. Let's rethink things for 2013.
The New Rules of Fitness
If we take cues from our online world today, here's how we'd do fitness (and some of us are already doing it this way):
Those are the new rules of fitness, and they will keep you active, all the time, if you give them a try.
If you're interested in starting the fitness habit in 2013, check out my Simple Fitness Habit course, with a panel of fitness experts, a mini-course on how to form fitness habits, and a diet portion called The Mindful Diet.
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