Exercising Regularly: Why It’s Important & How To Do It
Today. I’m going to address one of the oldest fitness tips in the book. If you ask anyone what it takes to be fit and get into the shape of your life, they’ll tell you to exercise regularly.
But, why is regular exercise important? And, more to the point, how can you ensure you’re exercising as regularly as can be? Both of these questions will be answered shortly, and you’ll finish reading this post with new found motivation to get fit and see positive results!
Why Is It Important To Exercise Regularly?
Regular exercise is important for many different reasons. Mainly, it ensures that your body is working hard, multiple times per week. The more weights you lift, the more miles you run, the more crunches you perform; the more you’ll improve. Not only that, but regular exercise can also improve your cardiovascular endurance, which makes you fitter.
It’s really simple, you will see more benefits and more results if you work out and exercise more than once or twice per week. Ideally, you should be exercising maybe four or five times per week. Make sure you leave at least two days as rest days so your body can recover. Exercising helps you burn calories, which is vital for fat loss. So, if you want to lose weight, you need to exercise more frequently.
How Can You Exercise Regularly?
A lot of the time, people are aware they should exercise frequently, they just don’t know how. So, I’ve come up with a few simple tips that can help you be more active and exercise regularly:
Purchase A Fitness Program
Many people struggle to exercise regularly as they don’t know what to do. They think about working out, but they don’t have any ideas for what they should do and just sit inside instead. If you purchase a fitness program, you’re given a schedule to stick to. There are loads of programs out there such as the 21 Day Fix that is designed to help you get on track with your fitness and teach you what to do every day. I have to admit, I was skeptical about this program at first, but reading this post from defendyourhealthcare.us completely changed my thoughts about the 21-day fix. It’s a program that actually provides nutritional guidance as well, which is an extra benefit. Of course, you can choose any program you want, the aim is to give yourself a schedule so you work out regularly.
Run/Cycle To Work
A really easy way to get more exercise in every day is to stop driving or getting transport to work. Instead, get your running shoes on or grab your bike! By running or cycling to and from work each day, you will get a lot fitter and see amazing results. It ensures you’re constantly being active and working your body throughout the week. Plus, both of these things can improve your aerobic fitness, burn calories, and help develop your leg muscles.
Play A Sport
Another fantastic idea is to start playing a sport. Join a local team, and you will automatically exercise regularly. Most sports teams will have training sessions during the week and then match days as well. If you register with a local team that that’s an extra two days per week you’ll be exercising. Regardless of what sports you like, you should be able to find a team out there. If you want, you can read this post from blog.kaloea.com that shows you some of the best sports for keeping fit.
Take Some Classes
There are loads of fitness classes out there you can take to get fitter and see amazing results. If you live near a gym, I guarantee they run their own classes throughout the week. What you should do is go online and search for various fitness classes in your area. You could do spinning, dancing, body pump; you name it. By signing up for these classes, you give yourself something to look forward to. It’s something to put on your calendar, which forces you to go out and exercise.
Finally, you can setup reminders on your phone that tell you to work out. It’s a really simple idea, and you can set as many as you like. Your alarm will keep going off, and it forces you to stop what you’re doing and go to the gym or go for a run. It stops you from playing the ‘I forgot’ card as well!
Now, you can see how to exercise regularly as well as the benefits of doing so. Hopefully, you’re now more motivated than ever to get up and be active!
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