Quarterly Quizzes

2021

Quarterly Quiz: What Workout Routine Should You Start?

There are so many workout options out there – how do you know where to start? Take this quick quiz for some ideas.

  1. How much free time do you have?
    1. I’m so busy – between work, kids, and everything else, I have hardly any down time.
    2. About average – I’m busy, but I have down time before and after work and on weekends.
    3. Too much – I’m so bored!
  2. What are your workout goals?
    1. Start a workout routine – right now I don’t do much.
    2. Create a habit – I work out occasionally, but I want to do more.
    3. Lose weight and get healthy.
  3. What motivates you to work out?
    1. Stress relief.
    2. Accountability.
    3. Change of pace.
  4. Where is your favorite place to work out?
    1. At home, so I don’t have to spend time going somewhere.
    2. The gym.
    3. Anywhere but my house!

If you answered mostly A’s: You should incorporate short daily workouts into your life. Your days are full to the brim with activities, so you need workouts that are quick and to the point. Adding a few circuits of squats or sit-ups to your morning and evening can make a big difference. You can also burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time by doing 20 to 30 minutes of strength training or cardio.

If you answered mostly B’s: You need a workout buddy. You need some motivation to keep your routine going – having a partner to work out with will keep you going. Ask a friend or family member to join you at the gym or for a weekly run. The social aspect will help you build a habit.

If you answered mostly C’s: You need to switch it up. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with exercise. If you always run in the same place, you’ll likely get sick of it. Try out a new workout video online. Join a new class at your local gym. Try aerial yoga! Switching up your routine will help keep you motivated and healthy.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/whats-best-workout-me/