No More Excuses – Start with Simple Exercises

girl-joggingAs they watch their favorite celebrities on TV, people often wonder how these stars maintain the perfect body even in their 60′s. Well, if you get off that couch, try to be more active and keep away from junk food, you can absolutely be just like like. A lot of celebrities work hard for a rockin’ body, and so must you. And don’t try to make excuses like “i’m too busy” or “it’s too expensive. Most of us work 8-hour shifts, and if you have the time to sot in front of the tv a couple of hours, then you definitely have time to exercise.

It doesn’t have to be expensive. You don’t need to shell out cash every month for plyometrics classes, nor do you need to hire a personal trainer or nutritionist. All you really need is to eat healthy, do exercises that can easily fit into your lifestyle and practice self-discipline. Get familiar with the FDA’s food pyramid and be sure to examine the nutritional information on your food labeling. More on food labeling and FDA compliance here.

  • Go for a Run – Cardio workout is essential if you want to achieve a great body and overall health, and going for a run is an excellent for of cardio. Unless you live in a busy city with people walking in the street all the time, there’s really no point of going to the gym and hitting the treadmill. You can just start from outside your home and run several blocks and back, or if you live near the beach, you can run the whole stretch of that powdery white sand.
  • Take on Sports – If you love the water, then why not do several laps in the pool. Swimming is an excellent choice of sport, especially for those who live nearby public swimming pools or those with actual pools in their houses. They’re not just there for the summer, you know.

But if swimming isn’t your thing, then do a sport you’re most fond of. It is more encouraging when you’re actually doing something you love. If you used to play tennis when you were younger, then it’s by time you get back into the sport. If you’ve always wanted to join your friends in playing volleyball, then you could ask them to teach you what you need to know. There are lots of sports to choose from. You only need to pick one.

  • Meditate – Many don’t realize that stress hinders us from achieving overall health. It actually predisposes us to certain medical conditions like a heart attack or stroke and even psychiatric concerns. The easiest way you can counter stress is by taking a minute to meditate. There are many forms of meditation, and you only have to pick one that best helps you relax. And another great thing about meditation – you can do it while at the workplace and in the comfort of your own home.

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