EXERCISE PROGRAMS FOR NON GYM GOERS Wanting to start an exercise program but do not want to join the gym? Here’s some suggestions on how you can plan your exercise program…
Exercise does not mean you have to join the gym <ul><li>You may be encouraged by the constant benefits of exercising. But you do not want to join a gym and be bond by gym membership. You want to see if exercising is “your thing”. </li></ul>You are ready to get off the couch…. But where to go from here?
Step 1: Conduct your own research <ul><li>Cable TV with exercise programs </li></ul><ul><li>Bookstores/ libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Internet- on exercise writeups or videos (YouTube.com and Videojug are excellent sources </li></ul><ul><li>Rent exercise tapes or buy them </li></ul>Find out exercise programs that suits you from resources such as: Tip: If you have no idea how to start, perhaps you start with brisk walking around your neigborhood or the park for ½ hour 3 to 4 times a week. Note: It’s brisk walking and not walking at leisurely pace.
Step 2: Plan Your Exercise Program <ul><li>not too intensive that you get discouraged and give up easily </li></ul><ul><li>not to relaxed- that you will not lose any weight at all and end up feeling more negative about yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Contains your favorite type of exercises to prevent you from becoming bored with your program . </li></ul>Your exercise program should be realistic & with good variety :
Step 3: Be disciplined <ul><li>Make time for your exercise program, just like you make time for the rest of your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Even if you only commit 10 minutes a day to your workouts, it makes a HUGE difference to your health and well being. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to stick by your exercise program from a while before you can see results </li></ul>Persistency yields results.
Step 3: Get Support <ul><li>Get exercise buddies- organise exercise activities after work or weekends with friends or family . </li></ul>You are not alone. There are lots of people out there just like you. <ul><li>Search online- there are lots of other people out there who are their journey to weight loss. Get in touch with online forums, communities, bloggers. Search them out, RSS them and join in discussions. They need as much encouragement as you. </li></ul>
Step 3: Don’t sabotage your efforts- watch what you eat. All the exercise in the world will not help if you do not practice restrain in eating. Eat more: VEGETABLES FRUITS MILK PROTEIN (MEAT OR BEANS) WHOLE GRAIN BREAD
There you have it, a simple guide to planning your own exercise program. It takes research , planning , discipline , buddies , sensible diet to make your program work. Most importantly, don’t give up. YOU can do it and YOU can succeed Best Regards Yin Teing