Posted on Aug 22, 2006 | Comments 0
When you are getting more exercise, Sleeping patterns improve. Do not exercise right before bedtime since it can keep you awake. At least three hours between exercise and bedtime is recommended by experts.
For both the body and soul it is good to moving that body and stretching your limbs. It makes better mood and releases endorphins in the brain that increases your feeling of comfort.
Incidentally, when youâ€™re in love, you get the same rush, or eat chocolate. Iâ€™m not suggesting chocolate!
What will it take you to be motivated to lose the weight you keep saying youâ€™re going to lose? Will illness be the motivator? Or how about that high school meeting, or that long dreamed of holiday cruise.
It could be that youâ€™re bored with being breathless while climbing stairs, cleaning house, or shopping at the mall. Whatever it takes, there are benefits for losing weight. It doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re 20 pounds overweight or 200, you still require to get motivated to get off your keister and lose that weight.
Healthy eating obviously is the beginning of losing that weight, but you also need to exercise to help it along. Why is getting off your butt and exercising important? There are several reasons.
More importantly, getting the right physical exercise can decrease the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. In treatment of certain mental issues such as depression, physical exercise is recommended. How can it not help when it produces those feel-good endorphins?
Calories you are consuming into your body will be burned with the help of Exercise or physical activity. The more you move the more calories you burn; itâ€™s as simple as that. You are burning calories by doing housework or running after your children. The trick is to get your body moving in different ways.
Exercise can help you get off that plateau you may be on in your weight loss program. Sometimes, no matter how intense you try, you are trapped at a certain weight. The temptation is to relinquish at that point.
By increasing physical activity, you can breathe through that plateau point. Particularly recommended is strength training. Working with weights, helps build muscles and muscles burn fat.
Hints to get Motivated to Exercise
Here are some hints to get motivated to exercise. Set small goals and ensure they are assessable. Take small steps and once youâ€™ve met that goal, set a new one. Always ensure your goals are practical.
It isnâ€™t realistic to make a goal of losing 50 pounds in one month. With that decision youâ€™ve set yourself up for a devastating defeat. So donâ€™t set your expectations too high or youâ€™re likely to be depressed and quit.
Increased physical activity enhances your metabolic rate and that rate remains high for some time even after youâ€™ve stopped exercise.
Set up a regular schedule and stick to it. Even if you are only exercising three times a week, ensure to get those three times in every week. You can try marking this schedule down in your calendar which will make sticking to your plan easier.
Be sure to make exercise fun. If you used to love to dance, put on an oldie and just move your body. Dancing is wonderful exercise. Include your children, they will love dancing with Mommy or Daddy, and it can be fun for the whole family. Join a water aerobics class or any other class. You will gain valuable support in your diet and exercise plan by planning ahead and sticking to a schedule.
Get ready for that vacation, reunion, or special event youâ€™re looking forward to. You can do it, set small goals, and reward yourself with a new outfit every time you reach your goal. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you for it.
My body hates the â€œDietâ€ word. If I even think the word diet, my body goes into starvation mode and stores everything I eat in the fat cells in my thighs. So, I donâ€™t diet, I eat healthy and make good food choices. Am I playing mental tricks? Of course, but it works for me.
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