Small Steps, Sensible Choices, Superior Health.
Good exercise health involves any type of regular physical activity.
And if you enjoy what you're doing, you're more likely to stick with it. Planning some physical activity is definitely a healthy choice, but think outside the gym.
Below are some fun exercise ideas that anyone can do.
Before committing to read on, you might want to know why your efforts will be worthwhile. So let's take a peek at why exercise health is so important.
Good exercise health doesn't mean you have to work out at the gym or
For many people this just isn't an option due to the price of membership and getting a babysitter.
For others it may be a lack of time or the intimidation of working out in front of others.
If time is the problem, you might be a bit over-extended.
Is it possible to re-prioritize a few things?
Can you cut something out or just do less of it?
If freeing up some extra time is simply not an option at the present time, there is still hope.
Check out the Additional Resources below to learn how to tone and burn more calories as you go about the daily activities of your day.
Do What You Like – Any activity you add to your day should be fun. This is important for a couple reasons. First, if you enjoy what you're doing, you're more apt to keep it going.
Second, it's beneficial for the mind as well. When you're having a good time, laughing and smiling, that great feeling stays with you long after the fun has ended.
Get Your Boogie On – Just about everyone has at least one favorite song that they can move to.
Dancing or any other physical movement set to music will benefit you physically and it will increase motivation as well.
Also, slower tunes or music with natural sounds is a great way to relax while doing some simple stretching exercises as well.
Ballroom dancing is my personal favorite! Many communities offer classes in the evenings.
Be The Tortoise – Just as the rabbit lost the race, look to the tortoise for the lesson. Take it slow when beginning an activity, but make sure to stay consistent.
Just start moving every day whether it's a walk, playing a sport, lifting some small weights or going to the park. Try new things and have some variety, you don't have to do the same thing everyday.
The rabbit's method of extreme workouts once in a while, can actually harm you physically as well as harm your chances of developing consistent benefits.
Walk It Out – Walking is one of the best types of physical activity a person can do. No time? Get creative and find ways to sneak it in.
Park way out in the lot and walk further to the front door of the store.
Work breaks are a great time to get out of the office and walk a couple blocks or around the building or the parking lot.
This is also a great way to clear your mind as well, which will help you to be more productive during the day.
Have Play Dates – Getting together with friends to have some fun is an awesome mood and mind lifter, as well as a perfect motivator for getting fit.
Plan to meet at the mall to do some walking, or call some other parents to meet you at the park.
When you have another person or a group waiting for you to come have fun, it makes it hard to resist.
All In The Family – Kids are energy magnets. So why not take a charge from their batteries? Get out and play some catch or take a nature walk.
Just about any fun outside event with kids and family is a good way to have fun and get in shape too. This is also a great way to connect and get some "family time" as well. You won't even feel like your working on your exercise health.
We're all busy but we have to make exercise health a priority.
Without exercise, we increase our risks for getting cancer, diabetes, obesity, and many other diseases.
If you can achieve benefits with minimal physical activity, just imagine what a regular program can do for your body.
If you want to lose some weight, check out our weight loss tips in the Additional Resources below.