It’s so easy for people to view exercise as a chore, especially when the sofa or your bed is just so comfy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You need to change your mindset in order to realize that exercise really isn’t that bad. All you need is a little push in the right direction and before you know it you’ll be into a routine that’ll see you fit and healthy in no time. Even though we might be approaching colder times and holiday dinners, there’s no reason why you can’t use this time to sharpen up your exercise routine, or just create one in the first place.
If you want to stop seeing exercise as a chore, you need to get into a routine. They say that it takes around 6 weeks to finally break through that barrier of hating getting up to exercise. You’re supposed to enjoy the thought of exercising and will have a lot more willpower to do it. To begin with, you need to get yourself some gym or exercise clothing. Treat yourself to some gym shorts or leggings and a sports top suitable for the gym. To make sure you’re extra comfy, you should invest in a decent pair of trainers such as Brooks running shoes. The comfier you are the happier you’ll be. Then you need to find a routine that you’re going to enjoy. If you want to get into fitness properly, you’re going to have to start off easy. If you push yourself and find you can’t do things you’re more likely to give up. Whether you’re in the gym or not, try this simple starter activity. Begin with some light jogging to warm the muscles up. Then make sure you stretch out to avoid injury. Then complete a mini circuit that involves a 5-minute jog, 2-minute walk
Now let’s talk about the health benefits. If you sit around and eat junk food all day whilst playing video games or watching the TV, your health is going to deteriorate massively over the years. Your metabolism will eventually slow down and before you know it you’re piling on unhealthy pounds. Now, exercise can help to reverse these effects. You don’t have to be extra skinny in order to look healthy, you can still hold a bit of weight and be as fit as a fiddle if you add exercise into your life. For one, it reduces stress levels. Some people use exercise as a way to get out their aggression or just to process what has happened in the day. It also, despite temporarily tiring you out, does help to reduce fatigue in the long run. You’ll also notice that after exercising you’ll feel extra good about yourself. This is because when you exercise, your body releases endorphins that make you feel great, it’s a natural high while boosting your overall health. It also helps to reduce the main health risks that a poor diet and lack of exercise brings. It’ll help to improve your stamina as well as your overall muscle mass.