WEEK 8: Get a great workout
Our task this week is to get a great workout. Just like our diet, exercising is a core aspect of living a healthy life. Even if you eat your healthiest diet and meditate regularly, you can’t hope to be truly healthy without exercise. There has been countless research that shows a clear link between increased activity in life and better health. Research has also shown that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health, including an increase of life span, lowering of risk of diseases, higher bone density, weight loss, increased sexual libido, improved vaginal lubrication and more.
Hence this week, let’s get out there and get a good workout! If you’re already planning to exercise as part of your 21-WEEKS-HEALTH CHALLENGE, that’s fantastic – let’s all exercise together!
Here are some tips to integrate exercise as part of your life:
- Increase your activity level on a daily basis? Besides the standard sports and running, exercise can also come in other forms, such as brisk walking and stretch. Choose walking over transport for close distances. Climb the stairs instead of taking the lift. Go for a walk in the park.
- Pick exercises you enjoy. When you enjoy your exercises, you’ll naturally want to do them. Exercise isn’t about suffering and pushing yourself; it’s about being healthy and having fun at the same time.
- Have a variety of exercises to choose from. Adding variation in your exercises will keep them interesting. Have in mind 3-4 exercises that you can do for your exercise sessions, and rotate between them to keep things fresh.
- Group exercises. Individual exercises are great but sometimes they might get a little stale. Pick some group exercises every once in a while and join your friends. The fun will increase your enthusiasm by multiple folds and you’ll naturally give them you’re all.
I’ve had many times when my exercise plans get cancelled due to bad weather or other reasons, and it was very frustrating. Until I found a solution to the problem – Home Aerobics. It was a godsend. I’m now able to get my fill of 30 minutes of exercise whenever I need to, regardless of the weather! In fact, I prefer this to actual class aerobics now because it’s so convenient and you can do it whenever and wherever you want to.
You can get a copy of this video from your local fitness instructor or better still, YOUTUBE.