How to Get All the Exercise You Need - Everyday!

Nov 24 09:24 2009 Daniel Vic Clay Print This Article

Let's face it; unlike our ancestors, many of us nowadays tend to live a life similar to that of a caged animal.

To make matters worse,Guest Posting human beings are designed for being able to move around, but because of our modern lifestyles very few of us actually manage to move around as much as what we should. In fact, for many people life consists out of getting up in the morning, having a shower, sitting down for breakfast, getting into the car, driving to work, and then the spending most of the day seated behind a desk. What a far cry this is from days gone by, when men and women still used to work the land.

Did you know that in days gone by the amount of work being done by the average male farmer was approximately the same as jogging fifteen miles each day? Even their wives did enough work to ensure that they got plenty of exercise.

Nowadays however, the vast majority of us simply have too many obligations which essentially prevent us from doing regular exercise.

It's hardly surprising then that health officials are now arguing that obesity is rarely a result of bad eating habits only, but instead, lack of physical activity is just as much to blame.

Of course, if weight loss is an issue for you, then please don't think that you can eat whatever you want providing you go for a jog for each day. Bear in mind that according to experts, exercise on its own is not really that efficient. Admittedly, you can continue with your current unhealthy diet, and you should still be able to prevent yourself from gaining more weight providing you do a sufficient amount of exercise, but you will only be able to avoid the inevitable for so long.

The bottom line is; in order to maintain your weight, or to achieve weight loss, you need to do exercise regularly. Here are 4 tips to help you get enough exercise every day:

1)Sleep - you can be rest assured that if you're not getting a sufficient amount of sleep, it will be virtually impossible for you to do enough exercise. Let's face it; if you feel tired and burnt out during the day, there's not much chance that you'll be in the mood for any physical activity. Another disadvantage in terms of weight loss and a lack of sleep, is that studies have shown people tend to eat more when they're feeling tired. 

2) Walk the walk rather than talk the talk - walking is probably the easiest exercise out there, and yet it is considered to be one of the best, particularly for those concerned about weight loss. In fact, walking is so effective; it's often the only form of exercise some people need to do. Ideally, you should begin slowly and then build up gradually as you go along, aiming to reach a point where you're able to do a brisk 30 minute walk five times each week.

3) Tread the treadmill - of course when it's cold and miserable outdoors, there's not much chance that you'll be in the mood to go out and walk. In that case, you should consider using a treadmill, and of course, you could even set it up in such a way so that you're still able to watch television or a movie while you're walking.

4) Take advantage of the opportunity - apart from just making excuses, many people are severely restricted in terms of having sufficient time to partake in exercise. The secret to success is for you to try and fit in as much exercise as possible without allowing it to interfere with your regular activities. Essentially, you need to try and strike a balance, in that you need to do enough exercise so as to allow you to feel good, while at the same time you shouldn't be doing that much exercise that it begins causing disruptions.

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Daniel Vic Clay
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Dan Clay is the owner of Dangerously Fit Boot Camp. If you would like to book a free 2 week trial to his group fitness Randwick or group fitness bondi class visit boot camp Sydney.

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