Making Exercise Fun!

By: Hank Lunton


Most Americans consider exercise to be a dirty word. No wonder, millions of them are obese. Individuals of all ages, genders, races, ethic groups, and backgrounds have their waist lines expanding beyond their control. Obesity leads to various other disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and liver failure. In such a situation the only hope lies in living a healthy lifestyle, eating a well balanced diet, and exercising regularly.

The unpleasant connotations of exercise come from the image of overactive aerobics teachers in skimpy skintight outfits making people work out constantly. What happens is that excessive exercise leads to frustration and exhaustion and the enthusiasm to reduce weight dies down. They go back to their sedimentary lifestyle. This is the wrong way to go about it. Instead, if you do regular exercise for fifteen minutes over a period of time instead of all at once, you will be healthier than those who work out for an hour a week.

Many people have difficulty in exercising alone, so the best way is to involve a family member or a friend. This makes it less of a chore as you always have a motivator to look up to. If you fail to find suitable partner then join any exercise group. Nowadays majority gyms, fitness parlors and exercise groups offer the exercise lessons for free or for minimal charges. Exercise is the best way to make and interact with friends and regain the lost health.

Set a reachable goal when it comes to exercising. Perhaps your goal is exercising a given amount of time each week. Maybe you are striving to run a mile without stopping or increase your stamina level on the stationery bike. Whatever your goal, be sure to set on that is well within your reach.

Many individuals choose to set a long term and short term goal. Your long term goal may be to live a healthier life, whereas your short term goal may be to play a game of soccer with your children without becoming winded. As you accomplish your short term goals, make more as you continue your progress towards a healthy, fit lifestyle.

If you are on a budget, then choose to exercise at home. This is often fulfilling and will provide you with more motivation, since you do not have to travel anywhere to pursue your exercise. You may need to purchase a few basic items, such as weights or mats, when beginning your home gym. Many individuals invest in a stair climber or tread mill in order to best perform in their home.

When the weather permits, move your exercising outdoors. For beginners, take a stroll around the block. If you are more ambitious, turn that stroll into a quick jog. Use opportunities to play with your children as time for exercise. Play a game of baseball, basketball, football, soccer, or plain old tag with your kids.

The greatest advantage of joining a gym is being able to use various types of equipment available there. Moreover, once you have made a financial commitment you get enough motivation to work out regularly.

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