Exercise is more than just a treadmill or a spin class. Exercising can be stressful beyond the physical. If you dread putting on lycra and going to the gym, there are ways around it.
If the word “exercise” stresses you out yet you know the many benefits that exercise can do for you and your body, then I suggest that you take it slow at first until you get used to it.
__________How To Exercise When You Hate It _________
Here’s another way to look at exercise, when you are dancing to your favorite music, would you consider that as a form of working out? Probably not; however, exercise is almost the same as dancing, but it’s a different mindset you’re applying during these two different activities. I suggest to add dancing to your weekly routine until you are ready to take it up a notch and eventually add cardio fitness; take it one day at a time though.
For example, start off with a few minutes before you start your day as a way to energize your body to maximize your potential to have a wonderful day ahead of you.
_________ 5 Ways To Exercise Without Consciously Doing It________
1. Park at the farthest spot of the parking lot when you go grocery shopping; during the daytime if possible.
While running errands we are driving or sitting during the commute. Put in your daily dose of exercise just by walking a little further to your destination. According to the Mayo Clinic, walking helps improve your mood while also:
Preventing or managing various conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Strengthens bones and muscles. Improves balance and coordination.
2. Place things on high shelves to reach for an arm exercise.
Reaching above your head is more strenuous than one might think. SportsRec.com is an exercise fitness site that agrees with the theory. Reaching further works three muscle groups:
*Obliques and your Latissimus dorsi of your back.
*Biceps and Coracobrachialis
3. When walking up a flight of stairs, skip a stair (or two) to get to the next level instead of the elevator.
Skipping a step are Lunges. The King of the Gym states, Lunges are unilateral exercises, meaning that they train one side of your body independently from the other.
*Improves your core and balance,
* Spinal Deloading
4. Walk around the mall/shopping plaza.
For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous aerobic activity a week. Why not get some window shopping in, while taking steps (literally) to improve your health?
5. Sexercise – this will be a great exercise for committed lovers
According to Web MD, Sex burns approximately five calories per minute, four more calories than watching TV. It gives you a one-two punch: It bumps up your heart rate and uses various muscles. Not only is sex considered exercise, but also is a pain reducer, great for maximizing overall heart health and boosts your immune system.
After a while, you will start to see the results of all of your hard labor and then you will begin to like what you see in the mirror because that’s the objective- to look good and feel good. We have to live in this body for the rest of our lives and a lot of people take care of their vehicles better than they take care of their body. You are much more valuable than a vehicle. Stay consistent and determined as you start to look and feel great and your brain will thank you for it, too.
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