No Excuses about Working Out
Exercise could be one of the most important things you will do for your health. Make time to exercise. If you are doing traditional workouts – move those weights and mats right out into the family room and make use of your television time. Instead of flopping down in a chair while you watch the news or your favorite show, be active. Run in place, do leg lifts or heft weights. Use time in your car to tighten and tone muscles with isometric tummy tightening. Walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator. Exercise does not have to be a solid hour at the gym. Anything that revs up your motors is great for your body.
You don’t need equipment to exercise. A brisk walk around the block is good for you – and burns over 200 calories. Vacuuming your carpets can burn nearly as much. Flip on your radio op pop in your favorite high-energy CD and dance. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that your ‘exercise’ has to be a carefully planned workout to work all the right muscles in the right order with the right order with the right tension. Exercise means being active. Just do it.
Make getting your daily exercise fun. Play a game. Go dancing. Grab a few friends for a weekend hike. Exercise does not have to be a routine. Stop thinking of it as a chore and start thinking of it as recreation. You will be amazed what a difference it makes.