You Don’t Have to Exercise Hard to Be Fit!
Have you ever felt tired and stressed out from work and by the time you get home you see your children running towards you asking you to play a game with them? All you want to do is sit down for five minutes and relax, right? I have twin 12 year old boys and they used to keep me running! But now they want to do PHYSICAL stuff! Taking the time to play basketball for 20-30 min keeps us all if you have to hide behind your bedroom door afterwards and get your breath back. They appreciate it and it really wasn’t all that long…
Did you know that by exercising at a moderate pace for only 30 minutes, you would feel a lot better, mentally (and after you cool down, physically)? You will notice that the foods you crave are healthier and you will also sleep better at night.
For first timers, it can be done for 15 minutes for 2 to 3 days a week. You can increase the time you spend once your body gets used to it.
DON’T you ever force your body! If you get hurt, then stop. You can take a break from exercising for a few days or better yet, exercise for 30 minutes one day and the next 15. That way you won’t lose all the progress you’ve made. I know that it feels as if you can’t move even one muscle after the first day, believe me we have all been there, but if you work those tired muscles you will notice that the soreness and ache goes away that much faster. The next day it won’t hurt so bad and the the next!
Here are a few things you can do to burn calories and become fit before you know it:
1. Take a walk! This can be done alone or with your children, dog, or good one on one time for the child that just wants special time with maybe your honey can be talked into a 20-30 min stroll?
2. Play a round of basketball. Many doctors have recommended sports as an effective way to stay fit and healthy. Sports can also be done in moderation. Shooting basketball with a friend is one moderate exercise that is also considered a sport.
3. Exercise while doing household chores. Gardening, raking leaves, lawn mowing, doing the laundry, vacuuming and car washing are ways that you will burn calories and exercise at the same time. Make use of these chores to sweat and burn calories.
4. You can also buy yourself a 10-minute workout dvd. You can learn pilates (which many stars SWEAR by), yoga, and when your ready to challenge -Bo. Most dvd’s will show you how to stand, lay, raise your arms…I’m not kidding around they let you know EXACTLY how to do it the right way, to get the best results.
You will notice that by doing these things every day you will feel better and lose weight before you realize it! These exercises can burn between 150 calories all the way up to 1,0000 calories each day!
As your body becomes used to these exercises you can step it up a notch and do them longer or THE WEIGHT SLIP AWAY! AND YOUR CONFIDENCE SLIP RIGHT IN!!