The older we grow, the less active we become and that is not good. If all of us are blessed with a high metabolism, we'd be doing less and less exercise and that is not good either. We would probably be thinking since we're skinny and all, we do not really need that much of exercise right? Wrong. When we exercise, most of us do it on the pretext of losing weight. Being healthy and strong becomes secondary. Just like maintaining a balanced diet, being physically active does not require a degree in sport science. Swimming, cycling, jogging, roller- blading, aerobic dancing, walking or many other activities are considered and exercise already.
Our sole excuse for not exercising is that we have no time. Even if God granted us 48 hours instead of just 24, we would probably say we still do not have enough time. You can just about exercise anywhere-at home, at the office or in you tiny garden. The thing about exercising is to make it convenient for you, comfortable and safe.
If you want to exercise at home, get a treadmill or any other exercise equipment where you can do two things at once- like exercising while watching TV. Or you can do chores around the house yourself instead of getting domestic help. Do your own gardening-rake leaves, prune and dig around and get acquainted with your plants. Instead of driving you can actually walk to your neighborhood grocery store- it also saves fuel. You can also go for long leisurely walks while taking your dog out.
At the office, most of us are at our desk, munching away at some snack and spending 8 hours a day warming the chair. How exactly can you be physically active if we're all sitting all the time? For starters, stand while talking on the phone and walk down the hall instead of calling the person you wish to speak to in your office. Also, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do simple hand exercises at your desk and instead of driving your car to work, take public transport of walk back if your home is not that far.