Exercise workouts are much spoken of: in health publications and programs, fitness and women’s magazines, online, in TV shows and even when friends meet for a chit-chat. However, sometimes too much talk points to things not being on the right track.
With the huge access to information on fitness programs, people fight with overweight more than ever. Diseases like diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome and heart conditions are directly related to incorrect eating habits, unhealthy food and lack of physical exercise.
The sad conclusion that one can reach given the alarming statistics about the declining health condition of the world’s population is that despite all the means available and the unhindered access to information, some people choose not to integrate exercise workouts in their daily routines.
And they wait until their condition deteriorates to such an extent that the effort they make afterward to get back in shape is intense and life changing. Let’s say for a second that you don’t have time to go to the gym or take three hours per week to exercise in an organized environment.
There are other types of activities that substitute for exercise workouts.
- Use the stairs instead of taking the elevator.
- Go for a walk with your pet, your life partner or your kid.
- Ride the bike in the park regularly or when you go shopping as an alternative to driving.
- Pedal on the stationary bike while watching TV at night.
- Find ten or fifteen minutes to listen to the radio and dance around the house while cleaning, doing laundry or cooking.
- Gardening could be one other excellent opportunity to keep in a good physical shape.
The more time you spend outdoors, the healthier you will be. Not to mention that it sets a very good example for your children too. The truth is that people could have so many more fun exercise workouts if they remembered how beautiful life really is, despite all of its hardships.
We tend to turn into angry robots with our tendency to deal with all the tasks and chores mechanically without even thinking about the things we are doing.
Why turn to exercise workouts only when illness strikes or when you feel unattractive because of your overweight? With a bit of effort and lots of joy, a sedentary lifestyle can convert into a very pleasant existence.
Talk to a professional trainer, buy a home weight loss program or simply engage in an activity that you enjoy. Results will repay you for the effort!