If you want to be fit and have the best health, you need to exercise regularly. You need at least 30 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week.
However, some people find it very difficult to find time for exercising regularly. Even do they know that regular physical exercise can keep them young and healthy, their priorities may be something else.
Even when you are not exercising frequently, then also you will get some benefits from exercise. Even if you workouts every week or here and there will offer you some benefits. If you are performing just if you workouts every month, it can significantly lower some health risks including heart failure.
Even the small things count
A study was done on over 20,000 middle-aged men who reported a lack of exercise. They exercised only 1 to 3 times a month. However, it was found that these people were still 18% less likely to suffer from heart failure when compared to people who never or rarely broke a sweat.
In the study, sweat was the key. The study tracked only vigorous exercise. This type of exercise gets your body sweating.
If you're regular with your exercise and exercise at least 5 times a week, your activities can cut heart failure risk by 36%.
Exercise can be simple and yet effective
People find it difficult to exercise because they overthink. They believe that exercising means they need to exercise very hard and break a sweat while doing it. Because they overthink and make exercise seem harder than it really is, they do not find any motivation in performing regular workouts.
There are some simple ways which can help you exercise regularly and enjoyed all the benefits that physical fitness can offer.
Do not make exercise a big event
If you are thinking, warring, and feeling guilty about exercise than actually doing it, then you are not alone. Many people do that and that's why they do not exercise regularly. You can create a life that naturally includes some physical activities. Instead of thinking and worrying about exercising, you can incorporate some simple tasks which will help you move your body.
You can always turn daily chores into exercise with some simple ideas. Turn off your TV remote, stop using the electric blender, do not use the garage door opener, to not use the snowblower. When you perform the tasks manually, you need to get moving and use your hands and feet, and body.
You can also make exercise into a social affair. That will make exercise natural for you and after some time it will become a habit. You can start a walking club, gardening or a sports group, dance group, or exercise class. Doing it with other people will help you overcome the resistance that is stopping you from performing workouts regularly and it will also motivate you to keep going.
You can also avoid using your card to go to nearby places. You can go to the store on your foot or you can take your bicycle. The same rule applies when you go to the dry cleaners or the neighbor's house.
Choose the right time
Choose the right time to exercise for yourself. Some people believe that psychologically the best time to exercise is in the morning and so many people do it in the morning itself. However, if your time does not permit exercising in the morning or you like to exercise in the afternoon or evening, you can always do so.