How important is it too exercise
written by: John J. Hoskins.
The western world is faced with ever increasing signs of people becoming obese; this is brought about by an ever changing lifestyle.
Due to the ever increasing cost of living, people seek to earn more
money in order to stand still and the pace of life becomes faster and faster.
creates a situation where they snatch meals and in particular meals of junk food, and when they arrive home in the evening they drop into an easy
chair and watch the T.V.
In addition there is the tendency for people to become lazy, taking
the easy way out, again by visiting the local burger bar and watching more
as the number of programmes increase year by year.
This concept, favoured by many adults, then is disseminated to their
children and we are therefore encouraging a new generation of couch potatoes,
and so the circle widens.
To add to the down turn, there is less activity in schools than years
ago, when teachers and parents used to volunteer time in the evenings to do
This brings us to the question, as to whether we should exercise regularly and also what type of exercise should we do!
There is no doubt in my mind that some form of exercise is of
paramount importance in maintaining a healthy life and there are numerous forms
achieving this, in fact, everyone could find a suitable system, if they were of a mind to improve their fitness.
Additionally, it does not necessarily take a lot of time, if they were to research what is available. With the Internet now a big part of our life, it is far
simpler to find out about such things, than it was 20 years ago.
What form of exercise should we be looking at?
The first point to consider is how healthy you are at this point in
time, and it would be advisable, if you are uncertain, to have a word with your
practitioner, before considering the route to take.
Even so, whatever you decide to do, it is wise to undertake a very
easy entry route into physical exercise. It is also quite easy to find a routine
only takes 7 –10 minutes each day (surely time that is available to everyone at a convenient time during the day). Do visit my website to find out about
Once you have decided that you want to become fitter and healthier
and have embarked on a simple programme, and then it is wise to think about the
This will obviously depend on your age and your overall body condition.
Maybe you will want to join a fitness gym, you will certainly receive
expert advice and tuition, but perhaps walking for 20 minutes on a treadmill
does not appeal to you. Perhaps you will look at taking up a sport that you did at school! I get many new people to coach at my tennis classes, people
who did this at school, and this is an excellent way to get back into the sport for a lifetime, and one that you can perform at various levels.
The added advantage of taking up a sport, such as tennis, is that you
can join a club and meet many new people, who will make your participation
more enjoyable, you will make lots of new friends.
Make certain, whatever you decide to do, that the club is not elitist and that everyone can partake, irrespective of ability.
Other easy forms of exercise, which are equally rewarding, are
walking and hiking; find a local group who go on guided walks etc., Join a
club, this again is one of the best forms of workout; if you can’t swim and feel a little embarrassed, seek private lessons, an understanding coach will
arrange these at of peek times.
Lastly, but not least, there are forms of exercise that we can all do
if we put our mind to it; take up an allotment, digging is a great form of
providing you don’t over do it initially, and the rewards of your own produce makes it very worthwhile.
Even doing the housework, vacuuming etc., is better than nothing.
I have exercised my whole life and I am a fit 80 years young.
It is extremely important to make a change and start regular exercise – get to it!