Today we have a guest post by Jim Rollince from Gym Source
The world is full of all sorts of stuff that isn’t good for people. It seems there are few things in life that everyone can enjoy, are age appropriate, good for the mind, and good for the body. Exercise is one of those few things. People can exercise all they want and still feel good, look good, and improve their quality of life. Exercise makes people lose weight,, and it helps to make people feel less stressed and experience far less anxiety. What’s not to love about exercise?
Unfortunately, even with all the good that goes along with exercise, a lot of people still don’t do it. It doesn’t take much; in fact, all it takes is 20 to 30 minutes a day of moderate activity to make a big difference in a person’s overall health. This includes their quality of life and their health. People are fond of using excuses such as not having enough time or not liking to go to the gym. However, these are just excuses because there is always time to exercise and it doesn’t have to be in the gym.
At Home Exercises
For the people who simply do not have enough time to exercise; it’s time to introduce them to multi-tasking. When they are sitting on the couch relaxing after a long day, catching up on their favorite television shows, they could be exercising and watching television. Home gym equipment is easy to find, and treadmills and ellipticals may not be as hardcore as some of the equipment at the gym, but they’re pretty good for a person’s body. What’s even better is that it doesn’t feel quite so much like exercise when people take a 30-minute walk on the treadmill while watching the evening news or talking to their parents on the phone.
Parents with children at home can still workout, even if they can’t do it all at the same time. When kids nap, parents can exercise along with their favorite yoga or zumba DVD. If they can’t do it all during naptime, they can do 15 minutes then and 15 more minutes when the little ones are in their highchairs eating lunch. Multitasking makes exercise easier than ever.
Family Fun Exercises
When the whole family is involved, it makes exercise more fun. Families should make it a habit to head outside after dinner and take a long walk around the neighborhood. They can take a walk to their favorite coffee shop on the weekends and enjoy a cup of coffee and a magazine after their walk. They can go swimming together. They can take a bike ride together. They can even play a game of tag in the backyard and get plenty of exercise.
People can join a sports team. If their office has a softball team, they can impress their boss by showing their team spirit in joining the team as well as get good exercise at practice and games. Sports and outdoor activities such as gardening are great forms of exercise. People tend to forget that they don’t need to sweat it out for hours at the gym simply to get good exercise. Exercise is anything active, and it can be a lot of fun.
Exercise has so many health benefits that everyone should do it. In addition to helping prevent weigh gain and making people look better, exercise also makes people feel better. When a person exercises, their bodies produce hormones that take the place of stress hormones, which causes them to feel better, less stressed, and less anxious. Their immune system improves and their overall quality of life is better.
People who exercise get a lot out of it, including extra years to participate in their favorite sports, to watch their children grow, and to enjoy their evening walks. Those who exercise live longer than those who do not exercise. If that’s not enough to have everyone up and at it, nothing is. The reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, weight gain, diabetes, and a prolonged life are pretty good benefits to exercise. Additionally, most people would love to live a stress-free life with no anxiety, and exercise is the way to do that. ♥
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