As people get busier exercise is one of the first casualties – they either don’t work out at all or they work out less and less. In addition to that, most jobs are now sedentary – people are required to work for long hours at their desks which means that they get even less exercise than they did on the past. If you have been living like this you can be sure that you will not live a very healthy life. Exercise is just as important as diet when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.
One reason that people don’t exercise is that; they view it as a chore – it is something that you have to pay for at a gym, you have to lift weights, your muscles will be sore and so on. If this is the way that you feel about working out you can approach things in a whole different way. You should start doing the kind of exercise that you enjoy. If you like to dance put on some music a couple of times a week and get your workout that way. If you enjoy the outdoors why not make time to go hiking on weekends? If you have kids get out in the yard with them and kick around a football – you will be surprised at how these simple things can keep you healthy.
You can also sneak exercises into your daily activities. You don’t have to drive to the grocery store – you can either walk there or you can ride a bike – both will give you enough of a workout. Another way to sneak exercise in is to take the stairs instead of the elevator – if you are worried that you will get sweaty keep an extra shirt or blouse in the office that you can change into. You will be surprised that doing this 2 or 3 times a week can make a whole lot of difference in your fitness.
Most people stop working out altogether when they become middle-aged. This is the most vital time for you to work out if you want to be healthy in your senior years. It will help you avoid chronic illnesses such as heart disease which cuts many lives short. Exercise will also keep you feeling younger than your years. Again, since you are not looking to get ripped you don’t have to join a gym – just do whatever isfun for you that makes you break a sweat.