You’re not terrible if you forget to exercise. Or even if you remember and don’t get off the couch. Or drive to the gym, change into your shorts, and do all of those foreign movements for only 10 minutes. Unless these activities were already a part of your normal day, your body is going to scream, “unsafe!”
It’s not glamorous, but the way to win the exercise routine is to have a lifestyle which includes activity organically. Carry more packages. Walk a little further. Use the stairs. And yes, we’re familiar with this strategy, but do we live it? Recognize the small things. They add up.
Handicaps and hindrances
Oh, this is my sputtering out point. Believe me, I know handicaps. I’ve envied runners and great athletes all of my life. It isn’t happening with this body. My goal is health and not to become a lady with flabby arms.
Here’s the key: increase your safety zone. You have a standard comfort level and once you’ve reached that point each day, your body says, “level complete.” Tomorrow, try pushing the edge, but do it early in the day. If you wait until evening your resistance will be too strong. Besides, if you have an early win, you can enjoy the high all day.
How can we change our lifestyle to make them healthier? Is there a small grocery store we can walk to pick up a few items? A park nearby? Let me know if you have any ideas. I’d love to hear them.
I live upstairs. Yes, this was intentional. I also take the stairs at work. But, there’s always more.
I have seen, in many residential neighborhoods, people using riding lawn mowers to cut the grass for an otherwise average sized lawn. I can understand this if the homeowner has a medical condition and can’t exert the energy otherwise (and, in which case, they should probably hire out the lawn work, for their own benefit). But push mowing an average neighborhood lot shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes, at the most. Of course, you can’t do this everyday, but, if you plan on mowing your lawn once a week, consider push mowing it. Of course, hydrate, watch that daytime temperature and don’t get heat stroke.
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Good cardiovascular!! Thanks.