Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Working Out - Its Good For You


When we think about the life in the country, there is always something rosy about it. What is it that the people in the country have that we do not? When you ponder about it you find that those lucky souls eat good food, they work really hard, by work I mean real physical work and they have good night's sleep. Of course they do not have all the amenities and facilities that the city life has to offer.

But the city life comes with a lot of strings attached. People in the cities are generally less healthy than the people in the country. One of the reasons is pollution of course but the other reason is because people in the city do not get enough exercise.

Now, when I talk about healthy bodies please make no mistake about what I am referring to. I am not talking about the Mr. Universe kind of body, the bodies that we see on WWF.

I am talking about people who are fit. And fitness and exercise are just two sides of the same coin. They both go hand in hand.

In order to stay fit you need exercise and in order to exercise you need to be fit. But just because you are not fit now, it does not mean that you shouldn't exercise.

And just like that, just because you do not have any visible excess fat on your body right now, it does not mean that you need no exercise. Exercise is the best way to keep obesity, cardio vascular disorders, hypertension and all those lifestyle-related disorders under control.

First of all let us get one point straight, exercise does not necessarily mean pumping metal. If you do have the time to go to a gymnasium everyday, then that is well and good.

But I suppose most of us do not have the time for a regular work out in a gym. So the other alternative is to do it at home of course.

But whether it is at home or at a multi-gym, there is something that I want to tell you. Whatever you are doing, you must try and do it regularly.

Consistency is very important for an exercise routine to have the desired effect on our body. Getting started is the easy part, it is sticking to a regular exercise routine that is difficult and this is what makes most people give up in between.

Most people get on to a beautiful start. They buy track suits and gym-wear, running shoes and a whole lot of other gear. Their first day at the gym is almost a celebration.

Then as the days go on, they find it increasingly difficult to meet the domestic and professional demands and so their routine slows down and finally comes to a complete workout burn out. In other words, the stop working out completely

It is a universal fact that the most chosen time for work outs is the evenings. If you can stick to work out in the evenings then it is well and good. But most of us find ourselves exhausted in the evenings. We find ourselves physically and mentally drained. And at that time our bodies will be just too tired for a work out.

The result is that after the first few days of working out, the interest just dwindles away. The other reason is that in the evenings a thousand and one things may crop up and then there is hardly time for a warm up. So it is best to set aside some time for exercise in the morning itself.

There are two advantages of setting apart time in the morning. The first advantage is that in the morning our bodies are fresh and full of energy. Now over here I want to make one point clear.

There is a popular misconception that exercise depletes the body of energy but the case is just the opposite. Exercise pumps up more blood through the different parts of the body and warms up the body, so in fact, after exercise we feel more charged and ready to face the challenges of the day.

The second advantage is that in the morning we can plan for the whole day without letting the exercise routine affect the rest of our activities.

What about those of us who have never worked out before? In such cases you might need to start off under the personal supervision of an instructor and that may require that you go to a gym. But what I would suggest is that there are two simple things that any one can do for which you do not need the help of any instructor.

You know what these are? They are walking and swimming. Any body can walk and those of you who know how to swim can swim. For these two activities you do not need much gear and experts say that these two exercises have no side effects and are excellent stress busters.

So in the morning wake up just half an hour earlier, put on your walking shoes and hit the roads. Most roads will be less crowded at this hour and less polluted too. It is a wonderful way to start a day. Below I have included some points on how to start and maintain a good exercise routine.

Mia LaCron is the founder of lose-10-pounds-quickly.info - http://www.lose-10-pounds-quickly.info - devoted to helping individuals with their weight loss goals.


MORE RESOURCES:

Seven Days

'World Exercise Champion' Bill Kathan
Seven Days
Before we embarked on our egg-push-up attempts, Kathan revealed that his obsession with exercise began when he saw a world-record set of jumping jacks — 5,103 in an hour — on "Good Morning America" in 1999. By the following year, Kathan had ...



ABC News

Helen Mirren Describes Her 'Royal Canadian Air Force' Exercise Plan
ABC News
"Just this morning I started my exercises, which I haven't been doing for months, maybe years. I do a thing that leads me into exercise. It is the Royal Canadian Air Force exercise plan," she said at the junket for her new film, "The Hundred Foot ...
Dame Helen Mirren's 12 minute exercise planStuff.co.nz
Helen Mirren on Her "Secret" Royal Military WorkoutAnglophenia
Helen Mirren's method: How the Dame keeps her bikini physique with a 12 ...National Post
PEOPLE StyleWatch
all 36 news articles »


Fitness Friday: Benefits of Plyometric Exercise
Wink News
Unlike typical strength training exercises that involve long, slow movements to increase muscle strength and mass, Plyometric exercises involve quick, explosive movements designed to increase speed and power. Plyos not only improve your speed and ...



Too much exercise can lead to illness
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
On the flip side, aerobic exercise — running, swimming, biking — is by far one of the most important aspects of fitness to maintain and improve health. The benefits of exercise certainly outweigh the risks, but is there such a thing as too much of a ...



How to Find the Motivation to Exercise
AARP News
You may have an initial burst of enthusiasm when you start an exercise routine, but sticking with the program can be a challenge. It can be particularly difficult when you are a caregiver, because the needs of your loved ones come first. Yet it's ...



Exercise in summer heat the safe way
KKCO-TV
Summer may seem like the best time of year to get outside to exercise, but it can be dangerous if people don't take the proper precautions in the heat. High desert temperatures and the strong Colorado sun can lead to heat exhaustion. "That's life ...

and more »


Music, games make kids' exercise fun
MiamiHerald.com
Memorial West's class is one of several programs offered through hospitals to help children stay healthy through exercise and proper eating. While Memorial's program is specifically geared toward keeping children active, both the University of Miami ...



Tech Times

Parents of obese kids: They'll tackle kids' diet, ignore exercise
Tech Times
The numbers with regard to parents who were more focused on diet over exercise were substantial. Regarding dietary changes, roughly 17 percent of the parents surveyed were in the precontemplation/contemplation stage, 21 percent were in the preparation ...
Parents of obese kids may be more ready to tackle diet than exerciseYahoo News
Parents of Obese Kids Often View Them a HealthyNewsmax Health
Parents of obese children often perceive them as healthyDaily Digest

all 85 news articles »


The Workout: Practicing His Own Medicine
New York Times (blog)
Many doctors encourage their patients to exercise. But one who follows his own advice – and then some – is Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Metzl's specialty is treating injuries without ...



15 Reasons Why You Should Work Out in the Morning
Cosmopolitan
3. You'll eventually get a better workout than you would later in the day. Technically, your body is wired to perform at its peak in mid-afternoon. But things like, oh, work can get in the way of workouts at that time. When you make exercise a regular ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.