Saturday, May 19, 2012

Exercise - Just Get Moving!

So, you want to begin exercising but you are not sure what you should do to really start losing weight.  You're tired, don't have the time and it seems too hard to commit, you feel you have too much weight too lose, so why start?

Most people have felt these feelings at some point in their lives and it's natural to come up with all they reasons/excuses as to why not.  However, let's talk about the Why You Should and How You Can!

Why You Should Just Begin and How You Can

5 Minutes of walking or running (even in place) is better than remaining stationary.  Those 5 minutes boost your mood, get your blood pumping and could be the beginning of a healthy pattern that will increase over time.  As a matter of fact, you can challenge yourself that each week you add another 5 minutes until you're at a good time limit.  You can invite a friend, co-workers or take advantage of the time by listening to music or clearing your mind.  Just Begin - No excuses.  Just Move!

If you are stuck at a desk all day, take one minute 5 to 10 times throughout your day to do a few simple desk exercises.  Chair Dips, piece of cake, unless your chair rolls, that could be more challenging.  Stationary Lunges, easy to do, just move your chair.  Count them out on each leg or alternate, but make a goal from 10 and up for each set! Desk Push ups, move your chair and use your desk as a push up platform!  It's that easy! Go for 8, then 10, then 12, then 15, then 20. If those are easy for you, start with 20 and work your way up throughout your day!

Those are just a few ideas to get you started! Just Get Moving!  Take that first step because you feel better - it's a fact.  Endorphins will be released and you will have taken your first action into motion which you will undeniably feel happy with yourself about!!!  Trust Me, it works!!!  

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