You are inactive from long time and now you are worried of getting started with physical exercise. Just talk to your doctor to start any physical exercise.
You can start workout for 20 to 30 minutes at medium pace in your neighborhood, on the treadmill, using up and down stairs instead of escalator or elevator, walking during lunch, before and after dinner, taking dog to a walk and playing with kids.
You can see the results very soon and feel the changes in your mood, body and fitness level with physical exercise.
Walking faster, long distances, power walking or hiking, increasing your heart rate where you are burning calories and fat and giving your body total workout can increase the levels of demand.
Before starting physical exercise, get good shoes which support your feet and back. Stay hydrated by keeping sports water bottle along with you.
Warm up and cool down exercises are must before and after the physical exercise workout. You can warm up by stretching exercises and walk or run on that spot to make your body ready for the exercise.
You can monitor your progress by keeping a step counter, heart rate monitor or pedometer. Don’t be passive; be involved in your life. Difference can be made through physical exercise, not only to your body but also to your mind, mood and outlook of life.
As the days pass by, 20 to 30 minutes of physical exercise will become easier to do. You will not at all think about it. It will become a part of your routine. Time, commitment and distance no longer become fearful for you.
Adding more activity will not only become easier but you want to do more for yourself. You can increase the frequency, intensity, distance and even get a fitness instructor or professional trainer which can help your longer term workouts easier.
Keep reaching higher by stretching your limits. Find out practical ways which contributes to your health, balanced living and well-being.
You can include physical exercise by leaving the car at home and walk to shorter distances like local store, post office or grocery store. You can park your vehicle farther in parking lot and away from entrance.
Increased physical exercise will have good results and you feel better, positive, motivated, energetic, feel better and uplifted mood. There are alternative physical exercises like:
- Yoga concentrates on breathing, stretching, and relaxation as well as body postures to reduce stress, relieve the physical symptoms of ill health and promote good health.
- Martial arts
- Qigong where breathing and mental exercises helps for overall well-being.
- Tai chi focuses on movement itself while pursuing balance, peace and harmony for your whole being.
If you have enjoyment and variety as part of your physical exercise, you will get full benefits quickly in your life. Your physical health will improve if you make healthier choices in food and eating habits. Your lifestyle will change and you stay better, healthy and more energetic in your part of life.