The Need To Exercise
Factors attributed to our modern society (e.g., work, money, "keeping up with the Jones'", bills to pay, etc.) and the convenience of technology has put physical exercise on the back seat for many. Cars have replaced the need for most of us to walk. Some of us work a 9-to-5 day job in addition to working a second or even a third part-time job. I really can't fathom how they do it, but some on top of all that have kids to take care of, aged parents to care for ... and the list goes on and on. Hats off to you ... you guys are awesome and incredible!
But for most of us, there are things we sacrifice when juggling all those things in our daily lives. And probably one of the things that rank way up there is your health due to the lack of physical exercise. In all the craziness and chaos, you need to take some time out for yourself and include some healthy exercises within your hectic schedule.
Health Benefits Of Exercise
Well, tons of them. Here are some for starters:
- Support Good Posture
- Decrease Neck, Joint & Back Pain
- Lose Body Fat, Weight & Get Lean
- Enhance Balance, Flexibility, Agility & Speed
- Build Functional Strength & Power
Types Of Exercises
If you were expecting tons of cardio, well, sorry to disappoint, but I like to concentrate more on resistance exercises. And no, I'm not talking about free weights. You'll need to incorporate some aerobic-like routines, but not to the extent that we've been brainwashed with. And did you hear that resistance exercises actually reverses aging?!? Ooops ... forgot to add that to the list of health benefits of exercises. Anyways, here's a list of exercises you may want to implement. They're considered resistance exercises using your bodyweight, and thus, bodyweight exercises:
- Stairs Exercises
I like bodyweight exercises because they can be done anywhere, anytime ... they are portable. And you can have tons of variations on a single type of exercise such as the the push-ups (standard push-ups, one-hand push-ups, diamond-shape push-ups, etc.). They support the natural motion of our human body, and are good for all changes and fitness levels.
Now I'm not talking about training to get those bulging - "Aaarnold-esque" - muscles where you can hold a person on the palm of your right hand and be drinking a fruit smoothie on the other hand. No .. far from it. What I'd like to emphasize is for all of us to not forsake physical exercise, and not lose our functional strength and power to live out the rest of our fulfilling lives.