You already know the basics of losing weight but the difficult part is putting theory into practice. People realize that exercise is important but trying to come up with a routine can be difficult. For some reason, people associate weight loss with strict forms of exercise such as jogging around the track or swimming laps in a pool. But you don't have to come up with the routine of a professional athlete in order to lose weight. There is no rule that says you have to force yourself to run a certain amount of laps or time yourself while you cycle around your block. In some cases, any type of exercise is better than no exercise at all which is what many people already experience in their sedentary lifestyles. No matter how busy you might think you are, there are easy ways that you can fit more exercise into your daily life. Remember, all of these little things can add up, and when you combine them with better food choices there's no reason why you can't get results for your weight loss program.
Park the car - most people spend a tremendous amount of time in their cars. Sometimes it's a matter of necessity especially when you have to commute to work, but with a bit of creative planning and scheduling there's no reason why you can't park the car more often. You'd be surprised at how much walking you can actually do if you make a firm commitment to park your car for a few days out of the week.
Walk during your break - lunch time is the perfect opportunity to combine your meal with a little bit of exercise as well. One of the simplest things you can do is pick a spot outdoors where you can eat your lunch, and walk there. If time is limited, then think about other times of the day where you can fit in a brisk stroll. Right before dinner is often a good choice, and don't forget about bringing along a friend or family member as well. If you have a dog - walk it, if you need something from the store – walk there, if you’re feeling bored – take a walk. You get the point.
Sports - one of the reasons why people don't keep up with exercise is defined tedious or boring. Don't forget that it's possible to distract yourself from the fact you are actually exercising. This is especially true when you are actually having fun doing some sort of physical activity. If you make some kind of sport a regular part of your routine you are exercising whether you realize it or not. The more fun you have the better, and there are plenty of opportunities that come in the form of workout classes or organized sports as well.
Commercial time - are you really sure you don't have enough time to exercise? What about those 2 minutes in between your favorite television program? You can make a commitment to yourself that you are going to actually get up off the couch during commercial breaks and move around a little bit. You don't have to go for a full workout or even work up a sweat, but at least do something other than staying on the couch while eating snacks. This is a very useful tip for any fast weight loss program.
Set up a Gym - home gyms work wonderfully for some people while they can be ineffective for others. It all boils down to whether or not you're actually going to use your home exercise equipment. Get creative with how you want to set things up and experiment with combining your exercise room with your home entertainment room. You might just be the type of person who doesn't mind hopping onto an elliptical trainer as long as you can watch television at the same time.
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Posted in: Health by Betty on September 26, 2011 @ 1:55 am