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Fun Strategies To Get You Get You In The Mood To Exercise

Updated on May 15, 2015
After a good workout!
After a good workout!

Exercise Can Make You Feel Great

Regular exercise can be beneficial in so many ways. It is an excellent health benefit, good for your mental alertness, it gives you an energy boost and is a super great stress reliever. And most favorably, if not importantly, it helps keep you in shape. And who doesn't want to feel healthy and in good shape? Although for some people exercise isn't on their high priority list of things to do.

There are tons of creative excuses people find not exercise. Some people are reluctant to start exercising because they are afraid it will be too strenuous, or downright boring. Many people find they don't have enough time in the day, or no energy, they are to heavy, their self-esteem is so low they feel like they can't accomplish anything, much less an exercise program. Many people can't afford the expensive exercise equipment required, maybe it is to cold, or it is to hot, it is dreadfully boring and no fun at all, and an abundance of other good excuses.

Lifestyle changes and daily exercise can lead to a much longer and healthier life. If you exercise regularly, your body will become more apt to burn calories faster and this will give you more energy throughout the entire day. You'll look better, feel better, sleep better and the more you exercise the more calories you'll burn. Having a toner, fit body will build your self-esteem if that is what you are looking for, which just might give you the encouragement you need to stay healthy and working out on a regular basis.

Did You Know You Can Have Fun Exercising?

  • Regular exercise can boost your lazy metabolism to the moon. Without a high metabolism rate the body can store excess calories as fat for future use. The problem for many people is they don't ever use those excess calories and as a result, start to struggle with weight problems.
  • Some exercises such as weight training can change the way your body looks. Perhaps you would like more muscle, having a more toned figure. There are free weights, resistance bands, or machines to use for sculpting your body the way you like. Using this kind of routine on a regular basis will shape your body the way you want it shaped. Strength training exercises also increase your metabolism, helping to keep your weight and blood sugar in balance. That's very important, because obesity and diabetes are major health problems for older adults that have weight issues. Studies suggest that strength training exercises also may help prevent osteoporosis.
  • Exercising is good for your health, no question about that. More and more research is finding a link between moderate, regular exercise and a strong immune system. You will be less likely to get sick or suffer from colds and flu like symptoms. Exercise can help the cardiovascular system, which then improves blood flow, carrying away toxins from muscles and organs, and helps keep the kidneys and your endocrine system working properly. It also helps remove germs and circulate antibodies. All this helps promote a healthy immune system for you. Steering clear of illness.
  • Regular exercise may also reduce stress in the chaotic world we live in today. Things like swimming, bicycling, and walking will improve your ability to absorb stressful situations better in your daily life. There are a number of things you can do to keep yourself active. Things that are fun and enjoyable and keep you busy. Working in the yard, gardening, raking leaves, splitting wood, dog walking, one on one sports, hiking, and other enjoyable outdoor chores.
  • Take dance lessons, there are many varieties of dance to choose from such as ballroom, tap, jazz, and square dancing to name a few. Roller blading, golfing, and hiking are all enjoyable activities to participate in for regular exercise. These do not have to be strenuous. You can go at your own pace. The key is to move. Burn calories and have fun doing so. You don't have to go it alone, many malls, and hospitals have groups set up so you can join the group.
  • And most importantly exercise can improve your self-esteem for the better. You'll have confidence you may have not had before you started exercising. You start to feel better about yourself because you look better and feel better because you are motivated and doing something for yourself. Most people feel that even though they may not look forward to doing a workout, they often feel better after they have one.

The key to successful exercising is finding the time and motivation to exercise on a regular basis. Working out 3 times a week for 30 minutes can be beneficial. So get up, get in the mood, and start your exercise program today. Set a goal, and strive for that. Target that day and begin. Before starting an exercise program, it is always advised to check with your doctor first. It is always a good idea to make sure you are healthy enough to begin an exercise routine. Most importantly enjoy yourself. Take your time , find the exercise you enjoy and go for it.

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