by Harriet Bond
(San Diego, California, USA)
You know that exercise is important, but sometimes it’s hard to find a program that works for you. With all the pressures of work and family you are busy, and the last thing you want to do is commit to an hour at the gym every day. What can you do?
You need to find a workout plan that you enjoy and can fit into your normal routine. Experts have shown that 20 minutes of exercise three times a day is just as good as 1 hour at the gym.
Of course the intensity is important, but you can start slow and build the intensity level as your fitness improves.
Fit Exercise Into Your Daily Weight Loss Plan
Look for exercise that you enjoy and that fits in your daily activities. A boring routine is more likely to be forgotten or shoved aside when the stresses of life intrude.
Simple things like parking further away and walking or taking the stairs instead of the elevator can make a big difference.
Work Out with Friends
Invite your family and friends to join you. Working out a loan is no fun, but a walk with friends can be enjoyable. After all, they need exercise too. But the dog on the leash, that the baby in the stroller and explore the neighborhood.
Get out together as a family for fun games that involve activity. Take up Frisbee golf or swimming at the local pool. Just do it together as a family.
Incorporate music in your workout if you are alone.
Music is motivating and energizing. It will help you get moving and set the pace for your workout. Choose upbeat songs for the intense part of your workout and slow songs for stretching and cooling down.
Start Your Exercise Routine Slowly
If you don’t normally exercise you will experience muscle pain if you start to fast. The old saying “no pain, no gain” is not true. In fact, pain is a sign that you are stressing your muscles and overtaxing your body. Start slow and work up two more intense routine. Your body will adapt and you will be healthier for it.
Warm Up and Cool Down
Don’t ignore the warm up in cool down phases. Taking the time to stretch and gradually work into more intense exercise culture body get ready for the exercise you are about to do. If you warm up and stretch you will be less likely to pull a muscle or injure yourself.
Allow your body time to cool down, don’t stop exercising abruptly. An abrupt stop leaves your body with a dose of adrenaline and other hormones and no way to deal with them.
When you slowly cool down, your body has time to decrease these workout hormones and get the excess out of your system.
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