It really shouldn’t take a whole lot of room to discuss exercise. Let’s just say that great magic can occur in your health if you can develop a regular, sustainable exercise regimen consisting primarily of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, preferably mixed with resistance exercises. However, what most people don’t realize is that you do not have to kill yourself to see amazing benefits – thus the word “sustainable” above.
If you are not a regular exerciser, we strongly recommend that you start with only 10-15 minutes/day – and make it as painless as possible! Listen to music, watch a streaming video, do it with a friend, play an active game. If you can do a small amount of it daily, it will become part of your life. Most who try to give themselves a few days “off” during the week enjoy those days off too much. Then, because they have taken some days off they have to work out at least twice as long on the other days, and end up dreading those. That is rarely a sustainable pattern. In general, the more you exercise, the better – but make sure it is sustainable and does not make you “work up an appetite” to the point that you eat back all the calories you burned off!
The benefits of exercise reach into every aspect of your health, including improving energy levels, sleep quality, and stress levels – three of the most difficult things to treat (from which a large percentage of Americans suffer). So get off your duff and improve your health! Make the decision right now to make exercise a permanent part of your life! Without it, a healthy weight and life will likely forever be a pipe dream!