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How To Incorporate Fitness Into Your Daily Routine

Posted on: February 15th, 2014 by Pulse


A common reason for people not exercising is that they simply do not have enough time in the day. Between waking up, making breakfast, commuting to work, working for 8 hours, commuting home, making dinner and relaxing after a long day, making time for exercise seems to me almost impossible.

It is not uncommon to have a large expectation as to what exercising effectively actually is. It would seem that true exercise would be going out for a run, going to the gym or the pool for hours at time; if a long exercise routine is not achieved then it is wasted time. This is a common misconception.

What is Effective Exercising?

While exercising, all aspects of the body are improved. The different systems in the body, such as the respiratory, lymphatic, circulatory and cognitive become linked more closely due to the demand on the body. Endorphins are released into the brain during exercise, causing a feeling of well-being. To achieve this, one does not have to exercise that much in order to start to see benefits.

It takes roughly 21 days to develop a routine, or in another word, a habit., good or bad.

It is advised that in order to determine if the exercise one is doing is effective or not is if you are breaking a sweat and breathing more heavily. Check your pulse to see if your heart rate has risen or not.

Exercise Minimum

The minimum amount of exercise one should aim for on a daily basis is half an hour. Once more: this is the minimum. An hour a day is advised for someone who is trying to start getting into an exercise routine.

If someone asked a dozen different physicians what the best type of exercise would be, a dozen different responses could realistically be expected. The most common type of exercises that one can do are biking, running, swimming, speed walking or hiking.

What Stops People From Exercising

A common deterrent to exercising is money. Gym memberships can be expensive and some people simply cannot afford it. But this should not deter someone. To go for a run, walk, ride a scooter, or go on a hike, all one would need is a good pair of running shoes or hiking boots.

The initial expense of this may seem daunting at first, but it is a one-time expense that would afford a lot of activity; the shoes would pay for themselves after, say, two weeks of daily running.

Scheduling Exercise

As for working said exercise into your daily schedule, there tends to be more time in the day than one would think. The common work day starts at 9AM and goes until 5PM. Instead of waking up at 7AM to get everything ready and head off to work, wake up instead one hour earlier and go for a 45 minute run around the neighborhood, or even a bike ride.

If this is not feasible, there is always time after the work day to work out. All it takes, initially, is one hour. Once one finds the time and gets used to the new schedule (remember, roughly after 21 days, or three weeks) then the plausibility of more exercise becomes possible. All it takes is dedication and discipline, and one will start to see that there is time to work out and the benefits therein are obvious.

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