The key to lifelong workout goals
The fitness field has evolved a great deal in the past few years and most people possess the desire to start a fitness program because they are aware of the benefits of being healthy and in shape. It is common knowledge today that you must exercise in order to maintain a healthy weight and be at your best.
However, one of the "side effects" of this fitness revolution is the erroneous idea held by many that in order to get any benefit from exercise or to be at a "good" level of fitness you must endure a hard, grueling exercise program. That kind of thinking reflects a notion held by many that exercising is supposed to be hard and unpleasant. The unfortunate consequence is that many people get so afraid of exercising that they avoid it like the plague, even though they know it would be good for them.
The truth is that all you need to do is work out two or three days a week, with a combination of light weight training and light aerobics. If you are up for a little more of a challenge, try three to four days at a moderate to moderately hard intensity with a combination of weight training, aerobics and flexibility training. But if either of those seems like too much for you, there is still something you can do.
A brisk walk for half an hour three times a week. Or a twenty-minute stroll, a couple of days a week. Don’t forget that you are better off doing even just a small amount then not exercising at all. Even if all you did for the rest of your life for fitness were to go out for a walk around the block twice a week, you would be better off than someone just lounging on the couch.
Especially that an interesting and exciting thing happens when you give your body something as wonderful as the gift of doing something healthy, even if it's as minimal as a twice a week walk around the block. Your body starts asking for more. Exercising feels good because our bodies were designed to be active.
What do you think ?
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