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Cardio boredom

Thursday, January 12, 2012

One of my challenges is overcoming boredom at the gym. I don't like to watch the news while working out because it stresses me out when I am trying to de-stress, and sometimes music isn't enough. Thankfully podcasts are free and they keep my mind active and entertained while I am doing my time on the cardio machines. Some of my favorites are:

- The Moth (great personal stories from all kinds of people)
- Fresh Air (interesting interviews)
- Radiolab (interesting exploration of changing topics)
- Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! (funny quiz show)
- TED Conferences (when I need to be inspired)
- Savage Love Podcast (entertaining sex and relationship advice)

I wonder what other people do to avoid boredom when at the gym...?

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GOLTHANON 1/16/2012 1:52PM

    Hadn't thought of doing affirmations at the gym but it's a great idea!

Been thinking about getting a Kindle. I've got an iPad but am afraid of dropping it while doing cardio! lol I'm guessing the kindle is nice and light, a good thing when moving on a machine.

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PDQ1203 1/13/2012 8:35AM

    savage is great

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CEKER9 1/13/2012 4:21AM

    I say affirmations or music on my mp3. Sounds like you have it covered... I have heard Fresh Air, Wait, Wait, and Ted and enjoy them thoroughly... good choices. Keep up the good work!!!

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LOSINGLINNDY 1/13/2012 1:33AM

    I read on the treadmill or on the bikes. Just have to zip out my kindle and get started. Sometimes I listen to music on my shuffle. I don't have a regular I-Pod for podcasts. Those sound like interesting ones.

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