A lot of us live our lives as if we have limited mobility. We are designed for lots of body movement, but more often than not our daily activity is minimal. Built to withstand strenuous daily activity we live our lives more physically restrictive than ever in part because of our “modern conveniences.”
Back in the early days of the United States of America a typical farmer engaged in enough physical activity daily to equal about a 15 mile jog. Other family members, namely wives and children probably did enough daily with physical labor to equal about 7 miles of jogging.
In modern times, most of us have daily responsibilities between our homes and work that keep us idle, attached to our computers and offices. If you want to exercise, you have to schedule it and plan ahead.
In fact, health experts insist that the obesity problem is probably caused at least as much by lack of physical activity as by eating too much. Hence, it is important that people need to move around and get active again.
However, this is not to say that you can park your car in the farthest parking spot from your office and consider yourself meeting your daily physical recommended levels, although this is definitely a good place to start. In regards to issues with being overweight and obese though exercise and increased daily activity alone is not going to solve your weight issues entirely, you have to also incorporate a change in your diet as well.
Losing weight is one task but often times the greater task is maintaining your weight and one way to pretty much guarantee that you will is by including daily exercises into your lifestyle. Here are some simple tips you can start today to help with your daily exercise schedule.
1. Get quality Zzzs.
Make sure that you get adequate sleep. Good sleep habits are conducive to exercise, experts point out. If you feel worn out during the day, you are less likely to get much physical activity during the day.
Additionally, health experts have found that people who are worn out and sleep deprived are much more likely to overeat.
2. Walk the walk.
It is probably the easiest exercise program of all. In fact, it may be all you ever have to do, according to some professional advices of some health experts.
Starting out your goal should be, to build up to a minimum of thirty minutes of brisk walking 5-6 times a week. These brisk walks not only have physical benefits but psychological benefits that make it well worth the while.
3. Walk the treadmill.
A lot of people say that they like to use the treadmill because it allows them to catch up on their favorite TV shows, current events and news all while logging their daily fitness goal.
Most Americans watch at least a little television daily and incorporating and using indoor exercise equipment allows you to not have to give up your favorite television show for a workout.
It’s true there are not enough hours in the day for most people. With this in mind health and fitness experts have provided a basic plan for how to effectively incorporate exercise into any daily schedule.
Excuses aside, lack of time is certainly a limiting factor in most lifestyles. That is why health experts suggest a basic guideline for incorporating exercise into your schedule.
Keep in mind that the most important thing in life is your family, strive to get as much exercise as you can without letting your new schedule/program take you away from other life responsibilities. But if it helps think about the fact that by taking care of your health you are in turn taking care of your family as well by preventing the possibility of developing avoidable health problems.
Before you start another exercise program or weight loss plan, be sure to check Elizabeth La Ha’s free information site that reveals how she finally reached her weight loss goals by simply changing one thing – something so obvious and easy yet so often overlooked by those looking to lose weight.