- Exercise & Fitness
Simple Exercises That Work
It's Your Look, You Decide
There are a lot of people who want to be healthy, lean, and beautiful. For many people that comes effortlessly. However most of us have to work a little bit harder for it. I did say work. That means no major plastic surgery every two months to have colossal amounts of fat removed from your body. Well if that is the route you prefer to take then I hope you have a big bank account and do not mind eventually looking like a plastic Barbie doll. Hmmm, okay some people like that look. However, it will catch up to you. Nothing at all unfavorable with nip and tucking, but I would imagine you have to follow some rules as well with that.
A successful way to get healthy is physical activity and eating a wholesome well balanced diet. Not just sometimes, but all the time. With cosmetic surgery you can change a few things here and there to make yourself look the way you want, exercising and eating right to maintain a healthy weight is another way to get the look you want. Keeping up with a program will help you maintain the look you desire.
Nobody said it was going to be easy. It doesn't have to be hard, you can include things in your daily routine to maximize your physical efforts. The idea is to move as much as possible throughout the day in a natural way. Dieting alone will not help you lose weight and keep it off. By adding extra steps, and movements throughout your daily routine you will be amazed by the number of calories you are burning.
And how energized you will feel by doing extra movements you did not think of doing previously. Nothing big, a few steps here and a few steps there. You will see a sizable difference a few changes in your routine can make, you will be amazed how easy it really is. Like I said, exercise without trying-well almost.
Ready, Set, Go!
There Are Several Ways You Can Easily Add More Activity Into Your Day, Follow These Simple Steps
1. When shopping, park your car farther away from the entrance. This adds a great many steps and burn those extra calories you want to get rid of. Walk a little faster. WALK!
2. When talking on the phone, walk around instead of sitting there watching the television. Get up, MOVE!
3. When checking your snail mail, walk to the end of the road, or circle the drive-way, walk up the side walk, take those extra steps. While your're at it, you might as well just go all the way around the block. GO!
4. When watching TV, get up during the commercials, do the dishes, tidy up, sweep the floor, pick a chore. Do it QUICK!
5. By-pass the drive-thru windows. If you must eat out, walk inside to get your food. Get out of your car, NOW!
6. Walk the kids to the bus stop. Even if they give you lip, tell them its for your own good. Get set, GO!
7. When taking the dog for a walk, go an extra ten minutes, the dog will love you for it. Or see if the little doggie wants to play a game of FETCH!
8. If you have stairs at home or work, make an effort to use them often. One , two, three, UP!
Try Even More
If you are interested in kicking it up a bit, try some aerobic exercise. Like dancing, a mini-trampoline, stationary bicycle or a DVD. If your new to exercising talk to your doctor about your limits and activity levels. You do not want to hurt yourself, and not be able to do anything but watch the aerobic DVD with the dog and a big bad bowl of popcorn.
One suggestion for newcomers is a 5-10 minute intervals of aerobic activity at a time. When you feel stronger you can move onto 15-20 minutes intervals, and so on. Always build up slowly to prevent an injury. A warm up of light stretching and a cool down is also highly recommended.
A good start-up level of aerobic exercise is two hours per week of moderate activity such as walking or bicycling. Using a DVD is always an excellent choice if you prefer the comfort of your own home. Because believe it or not some people just do not like going outside to exercise. They prefer to do it in the comfort of their home. So if you have an extra room you might want to make a little workout room for yourself. With a pleasingly lit area, with mats and music. If you have no room at all, just move some furniture around and make do. I have a small space and use a mini trampoline and stretch bands. I bicycle outdoors in the summer and walk in the winter. I do my best to make it work.
Aerobic exercise is an exceptional cardiovascular activity. Benefiting conditions like heart disease, stroke, lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. You choose what activity is best. Try jumping rope, dancing, or walking in place are good choices if you choose to stay indoors or go outside. Of course these activities might bother a downstairs neighbor if you live above ground level. Just remember, add the eight tips into your routine and you will be on your way.
Remember to stay hydrated during your activities. It is important to consume at least eight glasses of water or other sugar free beverages. Your not always going to want to drink water, so go light on sugary drinks. Diet drinks in moderation because of the caffeine. It's up to you to choose. Water is good. They have many favored waters available if you desire a flavored taste. I like a flavor in mine. Blackberry, or lime are my favorites. Whatever you choose stay hydrated.
The key is, to slowly add more activity into your life making it a normal ongoing process. All the movement counts, so get out there and move, move, move it! And burn those calories. Go Go, Go!
Follow These Healthy Hubs
- Take A Walk After Your Evening Meal
According to researchers in the Department of Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, walking shortly after a meal is a highly effective way to burn energy. You are burning...
- Exercise Benefits Of Swimming While having Fun
Grab Your Gear And Hit The Pool Swimming for fun has many great health benefits. It works your entire body while giving you an excellent overall body workout. Improving your body strength, endurance, ...
- 25 Ways To A Healthy Lifestyle
In this day and age people are looking for successful ways to live a healthier life. We live in a very busy and chaotic world. Finding time to exercise, spend time with your family, have fun and relax can...