You’ll become motivated and better understand how physical activity and exercise promotes good health, balances emotion, creates focus, improves appearance, and gives you a sense of empowerment after you do it, and generally not before.
You first have to do it, and you have to make the effort, before you can reap the mental and physical rewards, and experience the positive feelings of self-empowerment, self-esteem, self-image, and self-confidence.
You don’t have to join a gym and it doesn’t have to be boring. Choose an activity that you enjoy. The important thing is that you engage in additional physical activity every day.
Everyone should be motivated by the idea that exercising and physical activity will improve the way they feel and look, and more importantly, improve their health and fitness state. They should be motivated by knowing that a good physical activity regimen can help them avoid illness, disease and injury, and improve their wellness, and quality of life.
Unfortunately, knowing something and doing something are two separate things. Most people who are not physically active and don’t exercise on a regular basis tend to get extremely creative with justifying why they’re not doing it.
Reasons may include being too busy and not having the time, not being in the mood, being too tired, exercise being too boring, having more important things to do, and not having money to join a gym. Are you physical activity and exercising on a regular basis?
Well, there is a big difference between doing it consistently and doing nothing at all. You should be doing something to help yourself. It’s neglectful and reckless not to. Your mental and physical fitness level is your foundation, and if the foundation is weak and unstable, all the other major areas of life wellness are also weak and unstable.
It’s not about making extreme choice between being very healthy and totally unhealthy, always exercising and never exercising. It’s about making an effort to improve your mental and physical fitness levels, one step at a time, one choice at a time.
Nutrition and Diet
Eat foods that are healthy for you, give you energy, and taste good. How much of the food that you eat is healthy for you? How much of the food is unhealthy? How much of the food can be healthier? Do not try to constantly consume healthy food, for you’ll probable fail. You should, however, try to eat healthy food as much as possible. Each time you eat, you generally have a choice to eat healthier food than what you’re currently consuming. Are you making a real effort, a conscious effort each time?
It is extremely important to keep your body well hydrated throughout the day, especially before, during, and after you exercise. The human body is about 60 to 70 % water, and the brain is about 85% water, but the percentage does goes down as we get older. Your skin, blood, muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Water is involved in almost every system and every function in the body. Water helps to regulate body temperature, provides a means to transport oxygen and nutrients, and removes waste. You know water is essential to good health and well-being, but are you drinking enough of it in daily basis? Well, are you?
Set some simple goals to help you stay focused, and make a commitment to improve one step at a time. Write down what goals you want to accomplish in a journal, and post some of these goals on a wall or refrigerator to remind you every time you pass by. To get yourself a good routine and to make yourself feel that you’ve accomplished something, you should create some easy to reach incremental goals. Set short, medium, and long term goals. You should have some long term goals, but most of the goals should be ones that can realistically reach by applying some effort and consistency. Otherwise, you’ll probably become frustrated, loose interest, confidence, and give up. Each time you set and reach a goal, you’re building an “I can do it” self-confidence attitude, and will most likely remain enthusiastic to continue.
You don’t have to be an athlete to improve your physical fitness state, but it’s important to select activities and exercises that are right for your current health and fitness condition. The right kind, and the right amount of physical activity and exercise will improve you health and fitness level, but the wrong kind, or wrong amount, can cause more harm than good. That is why it’s important to consult your doctor before beginning a new physical activity or exercise regimen. The doctor can review your current health, discuss any concerns or limitations with you, and recommend activities and exercises that are appropriate and best suited for you. If your doctor doesn’t have the time to help you, find one that does. You may also want to see a physical therapist to help you get started.
Physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing certain conditions or diseases including depression and anxiety. Physical activity can help you manage your weight and prevent osteoporosis. The many benefits of exercise and physical activity are now well documented. Regular physical activity has the ability to reduce the risk of several major chronic diseases, as well as promote quality of life and a sense of well-being. It only takes 30 minutes a day to enjoy many health benefits and and improve quality of life.