Posted on Oct 22, 2007 | Comments 0
Self improvement is a noble ambition, which most of times involves the quest for a healthier and more attractive body.
The best thing to do when trying to get a better body is to simply start moving around more because weight tends to creep into a body when a person does not expend as many calories as he or she takes in with food and drinks.
There is no need to jump right into a rigorous exercise routine for people who have not been active for quite some time.
Actually, strenuous exercise after long periods of inactivity may result in injuries.
Injuries are not only worrying, but they can also have great negative psychological effects on a person: several people decide there is no reason to bother exercising after encountering an exercise-related injury, when the truth is that if they had simply started slowly the injury most likely would have never happened to begin with.
It’s quite normal to be gung-ho after a decision is made to get into shape, but it needs to be gently eased into activity if a body has remained on the couch for years.
It is best to begin with a simple walk around the block or a park. This does not even have to be every single day in the start, but rather it is meant to be a method by which a person not only starts to get some physical activity routine but also perks interest in doing more strenuous activity finally.
Several times a person who is highly fit will admit that it is wit merely walking with which their quest to a better body started, and which later blossomed into jogging or enrolling in a gym and meeting with a personal trainer. Keep in mind: everyone needs to start somewhere.
The walks might turn into longer walks or instead perhaps the person will seek out a more challenging terrain such as a hilly street or steep trail once a person is able to walk at a brisk pace without becoming winded.
Several people grow to love their walks, finding the walks not only to be great exercise but also refreshing. A daily walk can become a true moment of reflection and relaxation for people who spend a lot of time hunched over a desk at work or caring for young children at home.
It is also important to keep in mind that if walks do not necessarily spark an urge to join a gym or engage in other forms of exercise it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Many experts suggested walking as one of the best forms of exercise, and if that is all a person does for physical movement then it is definitely better than no form of exercise whatsoever.
Get up and get moving. It is with exercise that the road to a healthier body starts, no matter how little the effort in the start. Even if, in the start, an exercise routine consists of nothing more than walking the dog down the street and back it is definitely better than no exercise at all.
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