Do you have a reason to workout and get healthy?
This may seem like a silly question, but many people do not have a good enough reason to put their health first. Maybe they feel healthy enough, and feel good enough each day, so working out is not at the top of their agenda.
I am not saying that you have to do Crossfit everyday or vigorous exercise programs of any kind. Walking your dog a few days a week, doing some stretches to keep you flexible, or yoga can do the job.
I am going to share some tips/advice that can help you see the benefits and importance of getting a sweat in, and why it is so important.
- Our bodies were made to move. From the beginning of time, our ancient ancestors were running around finding food to feed their families while some of them worked all day in the field. No one was sitting around all day.
- When we do not move, we risk a decrease in skeletal muscle mass.
- People who engage in more physical activity are less likely to develop coronary heart disease.
- Physical inactivity is linked to high blood pressure, obesity, anxiety, and depression.
Do any of these get you scared? The list goes on and I know people are busy, but nothing is more important than our health. Without it, we have nothing, so why not try to improve it in any way we can, before it is too late?
One of my favorite sayings is, “You can take charge of your health now, and spend a little money on a gym membership, a trainer, or finding a program online. Or, you can pay the health insurance companies/doctors later for medicine that you might have been able to escape from, had you taken care of yourself better.”
I prefer to try to take care of myself as best as I can for as long as I can, don’t you?
Here are a few ways to add more physical activity to your day if you are not able to get to a gym at the moment:
- Park your car as far away from your destination and walk
- Take the stairs as many times as you can in a day, walk up and down your own stairs at home a few times a day to get your heart rate up.
- Get outside and go for a walk. If you are sitting at a desk all day for work, make sure you get up every half hour and just move. Set a timer if you need to as a reminder.
These small actions can make a difference to your health, so find your reason why you should workout and become a healthier version of yourself. Maybe it is for your children, or you don’t want to feel short of breath walking up a flight a stairs. The only way to get better at anything is to practice. Start with baby steps and plan ahead. Nothing gets done without a plan.
If you are looking for some great programs, please check out my website. New ones are beginning soon and I am so excited to help you reach your goals in any way I can.
Find your reason, and follow through with your plan of action. I promise you will feel better in a few short weeks. If you have any health questions or concerns, please email me anytime.