Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Easy Ways To Get Exercise




If you are someone who has a frenzied schedule during the week and have little or no time to hit the gym, being sluggish is not an option. Particularly when the weather outside is really nasty and you cannot go for a run around the block, you make up a lame excuse and have a valid reason for forgoing exercise. It is important to make some time for physical activity that raises your heart rate in order to raise your good cholesterol.  

Exercise boosts your self-confidence by improving your strength, stamina, flexibility, appearance, and sense of control. Exercise builds muscles and can reshape your body. Physical activity uses up excess calories that would otherwise be stored as fat.

Try the following easy-workouts at home or while on the go. 

Exercise around the house. Some simple routines that you can easily include during your day is sitting less and standing or walking around the house more often. For example, when you are on the phone, walk around while you talk. This way you burn more calories standing and even more if you add movement.

If you cannot afford to miss your favorite show on television, convert it into a work out session. Just pick up light weights and strengthen your muscles as you watch your program.

Clean your house! Wash windows, scrub the tub and mop the floor. This way you not only burn calories, but tidy up your home.

Exercise on the go when you have errands to run. Walk instead of driving; take the stairs instead of the elevator and all the while you grove to your favorite tunes.

Taking the stairs is a great way to burn calories and strengthen your thigh muscles. Take every other step so you are really working your legs more. This can certainly make it a challenging workout.

Flexibility exercises are vital for those of us stuck at desk. Exercise like neck rolls, shoulder rolls and even stretching at your desk is good for you.

Take a few minutes to stretch when you wake up in the morning and just before you go to bed.

Dancing is also a wonderful way to exercise and should be tried at least once a week. Gardening is another good option. Walking around the mall is my favorite.

The good news is there are lots of simple ways to sneak some easy exercise into your daily routine at home or work. 

The benefits of physical activity are extraordinary.

Strengthens your heart to pump blood more efficiently and help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and risk of stroke.

Increases your energy level, strengthens your circulatory system and lungs and helps improve your skin's tone and elasticity.

Contributes to weight loss and maintenance by increasing your body's metabolism as well as increasing muscle which helps burn fat.

Helps reduce physical and emotional stress and alleviate bouts of anxiety or depression and many more.

So, every little bit helps, just get up and get moving.
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