What is Exercise?
You already know that exercise is good for your body. You also know that there is a lot of wrong information out there about exercising. You are tired of getting conflicting messages about your health and fitness goals. The truth is often not what it seems.
When most people talk about exercising, they mean running or other aerobic activities.
The majority of the time people mean some form of aerobic exercise. Now this is fine, but some people are inactive, they do not eat right, they drink too much, they eat junk food, they drink soda, they smoke, they binge, they eat fried foods, they eat greasy foods. Basically these people are inactive and they do not get enough exercise. It is important to know that most people are inactive, so they should get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day.
Exercise is more than running, biking, swimming, rowing, stair climbing, spinning, stair calling, or any other aerobic exercise.
Exercise can be strength training, which involves lifting weights or weights that are heavier than you have ever lifted before.
If you do not want to exercise, do not worry. There are many activities besides aerobic exercise that are beneficial to your health. Some activities will strengthen your bones, make them stronger, and help you fight osteoporosis. Others will help you burn calories, and reduce your cholesterol levels. Some will keep you from getting arthritis. But if you do not want to get out of bed to exercise, there are activities that you can do while you are sitting on the couch. Here are some activities that are helpful and beneficial:
* Cardiovascular exercise.
There are many forms of cardiovascular exercise. The ones that you should look into are brisk walking, running, cycling, skiing, roller skating, or aerobics. The main goal of cardiovascular exercise is to raise your heart rate and circulation to your entire body. When you are doing this you will be working most of your body, but you also burn calories to help out your body. This is a great way to lose weight and keep it off.
You can find many online videos to help you do cardiovascular exercise. It can be easier to do aerobic exercise, if you are doing something like brisk walking or swimming. This is because these are low impact activities. You do not have to hit a plateau. The best part is you can do this all day long. And then do it after work or just before you go to sleep. It does not have to be hard work, because when you are doing this your body is still fresh.
* Exercise while watching tv.
If you watch tv while you are doing something, like walking, then it will be a good workout. You will burn calories and tone your body. But, it is not as hard as you think. You just need to turn up the volume on your tv or turn on the sports channel and go for a run.
* Massage. Massage will get your body in shape.
As long as you are relaxed and do not have soreness or pain, then it will be good for you. But, it can be hard to find good massage. If you google “massage”, you can find lots of good sites. It is pretty easy to find a good massage therapist.
There are a number of exercises that you can do. You can take your chosen sport or you can find something else. When you go for a run, you can do running exercises. It does not have to be as rigorous as running. If you find a sport that you really enjoy, then you can do it while you are running. Just find a sport that you like.
You can do sit ups and crunches while you are running. It can be hard to find a good sit ups and crunches video. It does not have to be hard to do. You just need to be creative and practice it a lot. Once you get good at it, you can do it hard.
You can also do strength training while you are running. This can help you strengthen your muscles. These exercises can include weights, cables and exercise bands. You can do leg lifts while you are running.
You need to do weight lifting exercises regularly. Otherwise, you will end up with flabby arms and legs. You can do squats and leg lifts as well. You can also do lunges while you are running. You can also make use of the momentum of the running to make it even more challenging. It will be a good way to burn more calories.
If you find you enjoy cross country skiing, then you can do it as long as you need to. It is a good way to make your leg muscles stronger and stronger. If you find you enjoy bicycling, then you can take to it often. This is a great way to strengthen your thigh muscles.
You can also exercise using the momentum of your walking. You can even jog while you are walking.
You can also make use of both exercising and fun with a yoga workout. This also helps in relieving stress. The yoga workout is a good way to keep your muscles and joints healthy.
You can also make use of walking and running in a group. It can be good for socializing. You can also do it as a family activity. You can do it as a team activity.