Exercise And Have Fun The Aerobic Way For Fitness, Health And Wellbeing
Exercise, proper dieting and sufficient rest, are considered the stepping stones to a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Most people however, view any form of exercise routine as a very formidable and serious undertaking, and in many instances, depending on the purpose and circumstances, this can indeed be so. Nevertheless, it need not always be so for everyone all the time! Exercising â€“ with its discipline and routine and all! â€“ can be made into an enjoyable undertaking!
If you are seeking to bring some form of exercise into your daily life in order to improve your overall health and wellbeing, or even to lose some weight, you need to be careful in your choice. The activity you choose needs to be one of delight for you to do, particularly if you seem to be having a relative degree of â€œcomfortâ€ with your present lifestyle.
If the sort of exercise routine you choose is not fun for you, the chances are that you will not be consistent with it, and consistency in exercising is key if you are going to achieve any significant benefit from it. Enter aerobic exercising which is not only something with which you can end up having great fun, but it can also be extremely beneficial to your health as well as improve your energy levels!
There are many different kinds of aerobic exercises, and there are recommended procedures such as time spent, intensity, etc, which are assigned to each, a minimum of 20 minutes being usually required for any sort of aerobic exercise if you want to keep your heart rate up.
While there are many people who can do the same exercise routines every day without being bored, many others do get bored quite easily. What many do not understand and therefore do not take seriously enough, is that boredom can play a very critical role in their exercise routines and can determine whether or not their consistency â€“ which is absolutely essential to the desired end result of exercising! – is maintained.
As a result of the large number of aerobic exercise routines which are available, you can undertake different kinds of activities every single day if you choose to, and this variety in choice can act as a strong motivating factor. This will ensure that you do not get bored with any particular exercise routine. Additionally, performing different aerobic exercises every single day does not only breaks the monotony, but also presents an opportunity for more health benefits to be gained.
One aerobic exercise which enjoys great popularity, especially for becoming fit and slim, is running, but this can be somewhat strenuous in the beginning, especially if you are not used to this kind of exercise. However, if you cannot yet start running, you can at first go for walks (highly recommended!) until you develop your muscles and build up some stamina and then start your walking routine. For some people, depending on their physical condition, walking will be a better alternative to running. However, you must ensure doing this with some high intensity, that is, at a brisk pace.
If you are not too unfit and like adventure, you might try some hill running for variety and for greater fitness
and health. If you have a fear of hill running, take some comfort in the fact that this can be ameliorated if you recognize that what is required is the adoption of proper hill running techniques which have been elucidated, and that hill running, while effectively improving your running capacities and capabilities and enhancing your fitness and health undertakings, can be very enjoyable.
If you are looking for something to raise your fitness and health levels- even lose some weight!- that is more enjoyable than walking or running, you might want to consider cycling. This is great fun and can be enjoyed
individually, in friendly groups or even at a wider social level in cycling clubs. Varying your cycling routes is great fun and can provide opportunities for significant variation in energy outputs. You ought not to continuously pick the simplest route available, as a harder route, for example one with hills, will keep your heart rate elevated. You have to make sure also that you are pedaling all of the time because â€œcoastingâ€ on your bike does not provide exercise!
Swimming is also another favorite exercise of choice and can be exhilarating. If you do not live near a beach,
there are public pools available in cities, some of which are open all year round. Skipping, which greatly assists your cardio-respiratory stamina, your coordination, flexibility, balance and raises your overall health and fitness indices, is also great fun. You never see people skipping (adults and kids alike) without hearing laughter or seeing smiling faces! If you are exercising for weight loss, skipping is reputed to burn twice as many calories as running! You can indulge in this in the park near you with your children and grandchildren!
If you are more or less â€œhouseboundâ€, or your neighborhood does not facilitate outside activities, you might try a treadmill. This is a great choice for those who would like to begin walking or running in their own home. This means of exercise is becoming very popular as it offers several advantages over other forms of exercise and even for dedicated runners, a treadmill is a good backup in times when they cannot get out on the track to train.
So there! – you can get several substantial health and fitness benefits from exercising and achieving wellbeing, and at the same time have fun! Yes, you can make exercise a fun thing rather than a chore or an arduous task! Let me hasten to add however, that all of this should be backed up with proper diet and sufficient rest, or you might find it stressful rather than relaxing!