Amazing fact: Every minute of walking you do extends your life by an extra 2 minutes! As we all know staying in shape and living healthy can lead to a happier, longer life. Running, jogging, and walking can all be very simple yet rewarding ways to get fit and feel better about yourself. As we age and understand our bodies better we learn it’s essential to pay attention to our health. Walking can greatly reduce your risks of illness and injury and also promote a healthier you.
Costly doctor’s visits and a life filled with sickness and injury can be the result of inactivity and overall neglect of your body and nobody wants to deal with those troubles in life. We all want a happy, long, enjoyable life and keeping yourself active can be a simple yet effective method. Here is a simple way to keep yourself in shape without ever paying another fee at the local gym for a membership. Always remember that staying in shape and living a healthy life is a decision you make for yourself and nobody but you can do it!
Walking…so rewarding, yet so simple and effective. Going for a daily walk can make a world of difference in your daily life and the way you feel. Keeping up with such a rewarding and enjoyable exercise seems simple enough and it truly is! Walking can be done as a means of social activity as well as getting yourself more fit. Walking can be something that does not seem like a true exercise in the sense of work and if done with your dog, or with your children or significant other, it can be quite enjoyable.
It’s been proven that walking just 20 minutes a day will burn a total of 7 pounds of fat a year. If you’re looking to exercise your heart and lungs remember that short, faster walks are more efficient for this and better suited for your body to convert the energy. If you’re suffering from mood swings or general bad moods, walking has been proven to help elevate moods, and lift your self-esteem! All in all it’s a sure bet to say that you can truly be rewarded in remarkable ways by simply walking. Remember that heart disease, cancer, and even diabetes are all a significant lower risk to you if you walk just 20 minutes a day.
– Sixty Pound Secret
Here are some simple, yet effective ways to get that healthier you that you have been searching for! Deciding to exercise, eat correctly, and live a healthy lifestyle are all decisions we make for ourselves and nobody can help us. Living a longer and happier life is something I think everyone can agree is worth a little effort. Below you will find three, free and simple ways to stay in shape.
1. Yard Work or House Cleaning. This may not sound enjoyable and may seem more of a chore at first, but getting your daily exercise in while also making your home a better place to live is a great way to multitask! Get outside in your yard and do some of those renovations or simple things that have been needed, you’ll love the fresh air and your body and house will thank you later. Yard work can be considered for example raking leaves, and is considered a moderate physical activity. An average 140 pound person can expect to burn around 250 calories an hour raking leaves, and doing yard work.
2. Try Some Old Proven Simple Exercises. Remember those things you used to do in gym class called jumping jacks, pushups and pull ups? These exercises that you used to frown at everyday are what kept you in shape while you were younger and most likely more active. Nowadays you can utilize these machine-free, easy-to-do exercises at your home and appreciate the benefits they provide. I know it has probably been a while but you can still benefit greatly from these easy to do exercises and they are highly recommended. Try doing 10 pushups 3 times within 10 minutes for the first attempt at the exercise. See where you end up as far as completion and adjust your routine accordingly for what best suites your abilities. For jumping jacks you can do 3 sets of 30 within 5 minutes and you will, from there be able to tell if you should add some more to your routine or maybe lighten up a bit. Pull ups should only be attempted with the proper bar, and in this case unless you have something you can guarantee safe do not attempt this at your home. These are some starting points that you can use to get yourself in a routine and understand how many of each exercise your body can handle and benefit from.
3. Wash Your Vehicles. Get out the bucket and sponge and get busy! This can burn 300 calories an hour for a 150 pound person! This is another activity you may consider a chore at first, but build it in to your weekly routine and not only do you get a cleaner ride, but you get a healthier you! Make sure you’re washing by hand to gain the full benefits of this. While you’re at it, you can always vacuum too. If you’re a boat owner you also can catch some rays while doing this and really take the “chore” out of it!
– Sixty Pound Secret