I hope you enjoy our first guest post! This post is about the importance of just getting out there and doing something active that you love, which is the true meaning of this blog!
Authors Note: This post was written by Jim Rollince
The Undeniable Relationship Between Exercise and Health
These days, it seems like it is more difficult than ever for most of us to find the time to exercise. We are busier than ever and often times, we have other obligations that we put above our own well-being. And while we have all heard the doctor’s recommendation that we should be getting at least thirty minutes of moderate physical exercise on a daily basis, the truth is that an overwhelming majority of us live relatively sedentary lives, where we spend the majority of our days in front of a computer screen, sitting at a desk.
The time has come to change that, however. The truth is that if you want to live a long and healthy life, you are going to want to start taking that doctor’s recommendation seriously. Not only will you find that you have more energy and feel better about yourself overall, but you may even find that you will lose some weight and start fitting into some of your clothes a little better. Exercising regularly is a win-win, and even though it may seem difficult to find the time or motivation to do it regularly, there are some fun and effective exercise options that you may want to try as a way of getting in shape and living a healthier life.
Fun Outdoor Exercises
The key to getting into an exercise routine that you will actually be able to stick to is finding things that keep you active and that you actually enjoy doing. After all, the reason that so many people give up on their exercise routines is that they simply dread doing them on a regular basis. Many people do not realize that exercise can actually be fun, especially when done outdoors in the great wide open.
For example, try finding a team sport that you enjoy and that allows you to partake in physical activity. You may consider joining a local house soccer team. If team sports aren’t so much your thing or you do not have the time for that kind of commitment, try taking regular bike rides or even investing in a great pair of roller blades. Not only are these activities fun, but they are also great forms of exercise.
Running is also an amazing form of exercise that burns calories and can get your body into great shape. Of course, you should be sure to invest in a great pair of running shoes for foot and arch support if you decide to take on running seriously. In addition, be sure to gradually build up your running abilities; do not expect to be able to run a 5k within the first week. However, if you keep at it, you will be surprised at how much you can improve in just a few weeks or so.
You can find all kinds of other fun outdoor exercises, such as rock climbing and hiking, online by Prevention Magazine at their website.
Great Indoor Exercises
Of course, the weather is not always perfect for outdoor exercises. In many areas, you may experience frigid winters that make it difficult to get out and partake in much physical activity. Still, this is no excuse to stop exercising, as there are plenty of fun workouts that you can accomplish from the comfort of your own home. Consider, for example, investing in treadmills or ellipticals for your home. A treadmill is a great way to simulate running outside, while an elliptical is the perfect option for those looking for a low impact yet still effective workout. In addition, to keep your indoor workouts from getting dull, consider trying a workout DVD series, and also try new forms of exercise on a regular basis, such as Pilates or yoga.
Overall, staying in shape is as easy as getting regular exercise, and all it takes to stick to a workout regimen is to find one that you can look forward to doing on a daily basis. Of course, it is a good idea to give your body a break from time to time for a day or two, but by keeping on with your daily workouts, you will improve your overall health and well being!