Increasing How Much You Exercise Each Week — Without Hating It


So many people dread even the thought of exercise. If you are like so many others, you're probably looking for an easy-out — a way to eliminate the need for exercise in your weekly routine. Unfortunately, there is no way to eliminate exercise from your routine while reaping the benefits of getting the exercise that you need. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you make exercise more fun and less daunting.

Sign up for Group Classes

Exercising by yourself is good sometimes, but it's not easy to keep yourself motivated without having a scheduled workout. Look for group exercise classes in your area. You can find all sorts of classes — even those for true beginners that are far from being in good shape — so don't worry. There will be others there just starting out like you and who struggle with the same issues that you are dealing with. They also provide social opportunities so you can meet new people from many different backgrounds. And if you're feeling reluctant about exercise, at least you won't be alone.

Get the Family Involved

The more support you have, the more likely you are to succeed in this new lifestyle. You might not be able to get the kids to eat all of the healthy green vegetables that you're putting in front of them, but you can surely get them out of the house for some exercise.

The trick to getting this to work for your entire family is to not make much of a fuss about it — don't draw attention to the activities being exercise. If the kids just think that you're all going out for an afternoon stroll, they'll think of it as just that, but if you say that you have to get your steps in so everyone has to go out for a walk, they may be more reluctant to join in.

Plan family adventures at least once each week — the activity should include some sort of exercise. Consider fun activities like Geocaching, nature hikes, or even renting some bikes to take out on the local bike trail. Keeping it light and fun will help to keep everyone interested and excited.

Start small, but continue to make smart choices about what you eat and how you exercise. You don't have to turn your life upside-down today — slow and steady will win the race.


2 November 2018

Exercising for Life

Growing up, I had a weight problem. In school, I was usually the largest kid in my classes. When I was a teenager, my mom bought an aerobics video. One night, when the rest of my family members went to a restaurant, I stayed home alone. I decided to do aerobics. Immediately, I was hooked. During the next year, I lost over 30 pounds from exercising. Almost 20 years later, I still enjoy exercising regularly. And, I weigh the same I did in high school --just in muscle. On this blog, you will discover how exercising regularly can help you maintain a healthy weight for life.