Exercise is very important to our existence.
Outside of the visible few most people are not exercising on a regular basis or any at all. Why is this?
The image most people have of exercise is based on the profile of the competitive athlete or hardcore workout enthusiast working out in the gym or the field for hours and sweating to death. . No pain no gain.
Many will be glad to know, research shows that just 30 minutes at least 3 days a week will make significant improvements. Many people think that daily work or housework activity is exercise enough, but effective, quality of life changing exercise require at least 3 things:
- Repetitive focused movements
- Cardiovascular effect
- Increase in flexibility
A very simple workout can accomplish this. No gym or a class is required. Even walking, which has its limitations in its workout effect, is good for health effect and is a good option.
Feel better, make that change, continue your progress or get back with it; we are designed to keep moving. Our sedentary lifestyle is destroying up as a specie. Start at a slow pace, maybe a stroll and make minor daily changes, perhaps mild stretching and a workout doing things you enjoy, even dancing.
Remember, goals are good, just try and do a little more everyday, and, if you think you are too busy to exercise, working out will make you more efficient, increasing brain activity and bringing about a clarity of mind, you will have more time in your days.
You're standing at the refrigerator or looking in the cupboards again, thinking about what you want to eat. Are you truly hungry for food? If you've eaten something substantial in the last 2-4 hours chances are you're probably not physically hungry. Then what are you doing?
Ever wonder what it would be like to discover the fountain of youth? Do people really want to live forever? What about live better? To that end, physical activity may be as close as any of us will get to a fountain of youth.
It is important to realize that many conditions of old age are not caused by, but merely associated with growing older. In fact, many of these changes are instead products of sedentary living, not old age -- including
If you're like most Americans, you may skip breakfast, grab something on the way out the door or hit a drive-thru on the way to work. Many people skip breakfast reporting that they aren't hungry in the morning or fear that eating breakfast will make them hungry all day. Others cruise through the morning with either a caffeine or sugar buzz, only to crash at lunch or in the afternoon.
Have you ever accidentally dropped a can of soda? What happens when you quickly pull the tab to open it after it's been shaken? It explodes and is a sticky one at that. But, when you take another can of soda and open the tab carefully so that only a small amount of fizz escapes, the force of the pressurized can is greatly reduced.
Think of your body as the can of cola and your daily stress as the "fizz". It can take only a couple of minutes of stress to get you going with the fight or flight response. If stress continues day after day and you're not getting rid of the "fizz," you will explode. This explosion results in everything from fatigue to ulcers, headaches and stress-eating.
What's the solution?
Losing weight is the product of a simple chemistry equation. Burn more calories than you consume. Sounds simple, right? But, as you may know, in the real world it can be much more complicated and frustrating. Every day we see new ways of burning calories quickly with less effort. Concoctions, pills, and special exercises designed to "boost" your metabolism offer the promise of easy weight loss at every turn.
Here's the real truth: Physical activity is the only real way to boost metabolism and increase calorie burn!
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