Change #14: Make Your Workouts Count

I’ve often seen people use the fitness room at the YMCA to walk on the treadmill, which I always kind of thought was a little pointless since they could just walk outside without paying for the gym. Granted, I think about this the most when people (including me) are waiting to use them! Although it’s important to start off slowly and work at your level, it’s also necessary to work out hard, not too hard to injure or hurt yourself, but enough to work up a good sweat and get out of breath. Otherwise, what really is the point of going to the gym? A recent Time magazine article seems to confirm this. It’s called the Myth of Moderate Exercise and is worth reading.