Whether you walk outside or inside on a treadmill, there are things that you can do to help pass the time as you walk. In recent years, tons of forms of media have become accessible at the touch of a button with smart phones, and that media makes working out a breeze, where you hardly even notice half an hour passing by.
One of the best examples of this is audiobooks. Amazon has one of the largest audiobook services, Audible, which has a massive library of audiobooks. If you’re not familiar, it’s an audio file of a professional voice actor or celebrity reading a book out loud in full, so you can read a book without having to really look at it.
This has helped people on long drives and flights, but it’s also great at the gym. For avid readers, this helps you fit working out into your day without having to sacrifice time you would’ve rather spent delving into a book.
For more popular texts, some of the voice actors that they bring in to read them are incredible, and make it more immersive. All the while, you can be hiking or riding an exercise bike at the gym.
Various video series are also easily accessible these days. Things like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ have given people the ability to watch almost all their favorite shows straight from their phone with their apps.
Combining this with a treadmill at the gym is a fantastic way to get in shape. If you can get your hands on some Bluetooth headphones that work with your phone, you can get your phone to play your favorite show or movie, have the audio come through your wireless headphones so you don’t have to worry about the wire, and prop up your phone on the treadmill while you walk.
You can binge watch whatever you’d like and before you know it, you’ve spent the last hour walking on the treadmill. It’s important that you make your workouts enjoyable so that you’ll stay committed to doing them.
If it’s boring and hard, that doesn’t mean it’s going to work – it just means you’re inevitably going to get tired of it. Some people enjoy just running, but not all people do. Using little tricks like watching a show or listening to a book might be what you need to keep on pushing through those boring walks at the gym.