The Best Time for Exercise
By Maria Anderson
So you don't feel like doing any exercise today? Then you are not alone. Finding motivation to go for that morning walk can be a struggle and rainy weather doesn’t make it easier that’s for sure. Despite your best intentions to burn off those extra kilos you put on in the last six months - sometimes you just can't help yourself sleeping in instead of getting out for that morning walk. So how do we stay motivated to exercise even if the weather is getting colder and darker?
Here are a few things to try.
Find a friend to walk with - have a weekly walking date and catch up with the latest gossip, you most likely will not even notice that you are walking.
Set the alarm 30 minutes earlier - you know, very few people will naturally wake up half an hour earlier. You are limiting the chance of a morning walk close to zero without an alarm.
Use a pedometer – and record the number of steps taken within your walk and your day-to-day activities. It can be fun to monitor the progress!
Now we all know, walking is the best exercise to assist weight loss, it will ensure that you get fresh air and energy to keep up with a busy lifestyle. Reaching 10,000 steps per day will not only speed up your weight loss, it will also get you fit and healthy. But it might be a good idea to find other exercise options for those really cold and rainy days to ensure that you get your exercise done even when the rain is pouring down outside. As there are really are no good excuses to skip your daily exercise!
Try one of these training options:
Swimming is often touted as one of the best exercises for weight loss, and when you think about it seems to make sense. Swimming uses all your major muscle groups and you will be burning fat, just as a fast as when you are walking. Awesome!
Yoga involves movements, which bring stability and energy to body and mind, resulting in total well-being. Yoga is extremely useful in strengthening your core and shoulders and you can expect to burn fat - thereby promoting both weight loss and fitness. Check this out this website http://www.yogajournal.com/video/53
Cycling is a great exercise as it offers variable resistance, from slow easy cycling to explosive sprints, which means people of all ages and fitness levels can benefit. The muscles most used in cycling are those of the buttocks, thighs and calves – surely places we want to keep trim. If you are cycling out on the roads remember to use a helmet. Stay safe.
Weight training will increase your lean muscle mass and give you a faster resting metabolism. Spend 20 minutes in front of the TV with a few weights two times per week and you will have a toned and slim body sooner rather than later. Technology can believe it or not assist weight loss.
Download an exercise app on you IPhone or get a training DVD. Many of us will be more motivated with an instructor guiding through the exercise program. You only need a few minutes – Easy!
Treadmill is a great substitute when the outside environment isn’t suitable for walking. You will ensure to keep you metabolism burning at highest speed. Always aim for 10,000 steps per day (including incidental walking).
Engaging in something new can be fun!
Exercising will not only give you a smoking body and make you feel great. Perhaps more important benefits are that it will help reduce blood cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Research has also shown that exercise will increase bone strength and help prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. Are you feeling motivated? Well, if you can’t be bothered exercising today then; just do it anyway. If you've got no motivation to continue after 10 minutes, then stop. It hardly ever happens.
Do your exercise in front of the TV or put some good tunes on your IPod. So easy, and it will make your exercise so much more exciting! When it all boils down, losing weight is all about being active and eating the right things. Any form of exercise will get the job done. Just make sure to guard against the urge to eat more after.