-1047750-914400Chapter 1: Motivations for Exercise and Training That Works<br />Chapter 2: Exercise and Stress<br />Chapter 3: Making Exercise More Fun<br />Chapter 4: Reasons to Exercise<br />Chapter 5: Fitness: Definitely Not A Waste Of Time<br />Chapter 6: How to Achieve Good Life and Fitness<br />Chapter7: Workout Ideas to Make Fitness Fun<br />Chapter 8: Health and Fitness<br />Chapter 9: Devote Yourself to Lifetime Fitness<br />Chapter 1: Motivations for Exercise and Training That Works<br />Exercise and training takes a lot of work. People can sometimes find it hard trying to do the same routine each and every week. The worst part is that some people then would eventually get bored and stop doing their fitness and exercise programs altogether. There are ways that you may be able to avoid this and continue on making exercise and fitness as a habit. <br />One of the most important things in keeping up with any exercise and training program and sticking to it is having the proper motivation. Not being motivated to exercise and disciplined enough to stick to it as a habit can make any type of fitness program unworkable. In short, people would not be able to stick long to any fitness routine, long enough to achieve any result from the activity.<br />Motivation is something that does not happen in an instant. It is something that should be worked at. It is something that has to be worked upon. Just when one can easily find enough motivation, it can also be easy enough to lose. That is why you should try to psyche yourself out and try to keep that motivation up before it wanes.<br />The root behind the right motivation for exercise and training comes from the very reasons why you even wanted to start at all. If you wanted so much to lose weight or to build up a good physique, then that would be your primary motivation to follow an exercise and training program that would help carry out the results that you want. Then all you need to do is to keep reminding yourself every day why you are doing what you do and what you want to get from it.<br />One way of reminding yourself of the you are doing to keep the motivation up is learning to have a visual cue of what you want to become after a certain exercise program. If you wish to lose weight, you might want to have a visual image of what you would possibly look like after achieving your goals. You might want to have a poster of the type of figure you wish to have after you have lost the weight you have aspires to let go of. <br />Another way to keep your motivation up while on an exercise program is by not doing it alone. You might wish to bring along a friend or a colleague at work who might also be after the same fitness goals as you are. This way, you have someone who can push you enough to do better doing the program and vice versa. Having a friend to work out with can help provide you with the necessary motivation that you need to keep going and to strive for your fitness goals.<br />Another way to keep up your motivation is by simply trying to keep track of your progress. Try to have a record of your previous weight or size and try to keep track of the changes on a weekly basis to give you an account of the pounds that you have lost and the inches that has melted away due to your hard work with exercise and training. Just by keeping track and being aware of the positive changes would even motivate you to do better and reach out for more achievement. <br />Chapter 2: Exercise and Stress<br />Even though exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, it sure is a word with a lot of benefits. Participating in daily exercise will not only make you healthier in general, but it can also diminish the effects of stress on your body as well.<br />Think about all the times you have heard someone say 'the doctor says its stress related"
. Normally people will laugh it off, concluding that doctors say that when they don't know the real answers or diagnosis. The truth of the matter is that too much stress will play a role in many diseases.<br />To help increase your immune system and decrease your stress level as well, try exercise, as movement is the key word here. Bending, stretching, reaching and walking. There's really no need to buy any expensive equipment either, as you can implement more movement into your daily routine and reap the benefits.<br />If you like aerobic exercise, you should grab a partner and have a blast with one of the basic aerobic videos. Or, you can simply go out for a walk and enjoy spending time together. As you may have heard, walking really is the best overall exercise you can do for your health. As long as you have a pair of walking shoes, you'll be fine.<br />As you go through your daily activities, make it a point to walk a little farther, bend down and pick something up without using a pick up stick or moving the item towards you with your foot. While you are sitting, you should also do some simple and quick stretches for your neck and shoulders.<br />There are several different exercises that you can do to help you eliminate the stress in your life. Walking is by far the best, as you can easily lose yourself and your troubles by walking. Even if it is just around the block, walking can do wonders for your health as well as stress.<br />If you have a lot of stress in your life, you may want to consider a gym or a workout DVD. Working out then sitting in the sauna is also a good way to relieve tension. If your gym has a pool, you may find swimming to be very beneficial as well, as it helps you to relax.<br />Chapter 3: Making Exercise More Fun<br />Nothing beats waking up in the morning with the thought of going to the gym to lift weights, jogging on the treadmill or popping in a workout DVD. After a hard day’s work, working out is one place you don't even want to think about. Sometimes, even the thought of exercising at home can be less than desirable. <br />Sometimes, just trying to get and stay motivated to exercise on a regular basis can be a challenge. No matter how you look at it, exercise can be downright boring and even tedious at times.<br />So, you may be wondering just how you can get the motivation you need to exercise on a regular basis. If you've been wondering what you can do to make exercise more fun, you'll find some ideas below that just may help to make exercise more fun and a little bit easier.<br />First things first, you should exercise with a friend. You can challenge each other, help each other out, keep each other motivated and on track, make each other laugh or just make a game out of your exercise programs.<br />You can also try something different. If you go to the gym each and every day and use the same piece of equipment or use the same piece of equipment at home, you should try mixing things up. Reverse your routine or just change the order of your exercises. <br />Go to a city park that has playground equipment and use the slide, climb on the monkey bars, do pull- ups, hang from your knees, just let your imagination guide you. You don't always need to follow a strict routine, just get out there and have fun working your muscles.<br />An outdoor circuit in the park is also something you can try. There are some parks that have circuit courses set up with a planned course where all you have to do is walk or jog to each station and then follow the instructions. If there isn't a planned course, then you should do a combination of jogging and walking, picking a distance of a couple hundred feet. Jog 100 feet then drop and do a couple of pushups, walk the next 100 feet and then drop to do sit ups.<br />You can also ride a bike around your neighborhood or hike on a hiking trail. A walk in the park or around your neighborhood is also a great way to get some exercise. Doing yoga in the park or on a beach is also a nice and relaxing way to exercise both your body and your mind.<br />Playing a competitive sport is also something you can try. A lot of cities have team activities such as softball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, and so on. These types of activities will not only provide you with good exercise but they will also help you to meet new people as well.<br />When you exercise, try to picture your muscles getting bigger. Research has shown that if you focus all of your thoughts on the muscles that you are working, they will respond better. Try to watch them work with each repetition as your muscles contract and relax.<br />As you can tell, there are plenty of ways you can make exercise more fun and interesting. You don't need to follow the same routine day after day, as you can do many other things to get in some exercise.<br />The important thing is that you should always try to incorporate exercise in any various forms into your everyday life and make these habits the kind of habits that will last a lifetime.<br />Chapter 4: Reasons to Exercise<br />Many us need to follow an exercise program, in order to remain healthy. Below, you'll find several good reasons why you should start exercising now.<br />1. Contributes to fat loss it is well proven from scientific research all over the world that physical exercise contributes to weight loss. If you burn more calories than you consume through nutrition, you'll lose weight. When you exercise, you burn more calories than when you don't. It's really simple - the more you exercise, the more weight or fat you'll lose.<br />2. Prevent disease the chances of developing several various diseases has been proven to decrease when exercising. These diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and the stroke. <br />Around 4 out of 5 deaths caused by heart disease and cancer are linked to factors that include stress and lack of exercise. We all know that diabetes increases the chance for heart attacks and strokes. What this shows, is that many of the risk factors and diseases caused by not exercising are working in conjunction to damage your health. To prevent this from happening, start exercising.<br />3. Improving disease many severe and minor diseases can be improved or even healed through regular exercise. These even include the diseases listed above. By following a regular plan, you can also decrease HDL cholesterol levels, decrease triglyceride levels, and decrease your blood pressure as well.<br />Exercising on a regular basis will also reduce the risk of prostate cancer for men, breast and uterine cancer for women, and much more. All of this is scientifically proven which is why you should start exercising today.<br />4. Enhance your state of mind everyone knows from the many scientific studies that regular exercising will lead to an increased release of endorphins in the body. These chemicals will fight depression and make you feel happy. The body releases these endorphins only 12 minutes into the workout.<br />There is another chemical known as serotonin that is increased during and after a workout. The increased levels of serotonin in the central nervous system is associated with feelings of well being and decreased mental depression. The chemical can also help you sleep better at night.<br />5. Enhance your wellness when you are in great shape and well fit, you'll have more energy and you'll notice that your overall mood is improved. You will have experienced that you can stretch beyond your own limits and you know that you can do more than you thought possible.<br />6. Persistence Exercising regularly will give you more energy, which can help you be more productive at home and at work. Exercising can help give your new goals a sense of purpose and give you something to focus on and aim for. This can help you increase your persistence and prevent you from going off track while you aim for your goal.<br />7. Social capabilities after a workout on a regular basis you can boost your self esteem. This can help you look better and you'll be more comfortable as well. Exercise will also help you to become more active and meet new people, which will prevent you from feeling isolated and unsupported. Exercise will also increase your interests in sex, and can help you to improve your marriage or your partner relationship.<br />After knowing all of these tips and reasons to exercise, you shouldn't hesitate to get out there and exercise. You can exercise at home or go out there and join a gym. There are several different ways that you can exercise; all you have to do is select a few that you like. Take a little bit of time out of your day and start exercising - you'll feel better than ever before and your body will thank you.<br />Chapter 5: Fitness: Definitely Not A Waste Of Time<br />Fitness basically refers to the state of being healthy. Hence, it will really be wonderful if people will commit themselves to fitness throughout their lives. <br />It is stated in the Bible that our body is our temple. Therefore, it is our obligation to preserve it. For this reason, maintaining the health of both the mind and the body is a noble act. <br />But of course, this involves a great amount of effort as well as thorough actions. Anyhow, no matter how tough it will be, the fruit is very rewarding. A happy and healthy life, not all is privileged to have it, only the diligent few. <br />Fitness exercise is very important on ones routine. Through fitness exercise, people are able to fight several diseases. One of which is the killer disease, the heart disease. <br />Sadly, more and more people nowadays tend to ignore this kind of activity. Hence, more and more people too are suffering from different diseases. No wonder hospital businesses are prospering by gaining lots of clients, even it is against the will of these patients. <br />In fact, the suggested activities for fitness and health by the Council of the President on Physical Fitness and the Surgeon General are not generally followed by high school students nowadays. This covers the 33 percent of its population throughout the United States. <br />The attitude of neglecting physical fitness of these youths is usually carried by them as they turn into adulthood. Of course, there will be an increase on the number of sufferers from various diseases caused by weak resistance. <br />The National Institute on Aging showed a report that America comprises only 58 percent of its people who are engaging in a program of lifetime fitness. And this fitness program is done only in their free time. Only about 26 percent are regularly performing the lifetime fitness program. Most often, about three times each week. <br />The importance of a commitment to lifetime exercise is always being stressed. However, more people often times neglect it. Frequently, people use to disregard the fact that it can really do an enhancement on the value of one's life.<br />Most probably you have already heard that the common causes of deaths in this country are heart disease, stroke, accidents caused by unintended injuries, cancer and chronic lower respiratory ailments. These diseases are actually the five most common causes of deaths yearly as reported by the Center for Disease Control.<br />Think about it. All of the mentioned common causes of deaths can easily be avoided. But only if people will give enough attention on fitness exercise, much more if they commit themselves into lifetime fitness. But definitely, accidental deaths are excluded. <br />When referring to lifetime fitness program, we are not only dealing on physical exercise. But also, this program includes a diet that needs to be observed. <br />It is very imminent that with lifetime commitment of physical fitness, life will be lengthened. And definitely be enjoyed. With a healthy mind and body you can enjoy life more, you can pick more daisies. <br />The last sell is yours. Will you be cautious of your health and commit to lifetime fitness? Or do you just prefer to abuse it and suffer more in the end? <br /> <br />Chapter 6: How to Achieve Good Life and Fitness<br />How will you know if you have a good life and a fit body? When you visit your doctor, do you ever bother to ask him that question? Good life and fitness are somehow synonymous, but not all people will agree to that. If you're fit, then you're bound to have a good life in terms of being healthy and not being prone to illnesses. If you have a good life, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're already fit, because chances are, you're one of the many people living an unhealthy lifestyle.<br />So how will you find out if you have a good life and fitness altogether?<br />First, define what good life means to you. For some people it may mean having all the luxuries in life or having lots of money. Other people may think of good life as living a healthy life. If the latter is your definition of good life, regardless if you have lots of money or not, then you chose the better one. If this is your life's belief, then you might be physically fit as well. <br />If you have a good and healthy life, you will have the chance to earn more money because you seldom get sick. You can work for long hours if you like, and you can buy all the things that you want. Whereas, if you're not healthy, you will always get sick and most of your expenses will be for medications and other medical costs.<br />Living a good and healthy life will always mean that you're into fitness activities. Fitness exercises are great ways to stay physically fit and healthy. You can join health clubs or fitness gyms if you like, if you think that is the way to stay on track. Some people prefer to do their exercises at home, and that is quite convenient because you can do it at any given time, and on any part of the house.<br />The next step is to evaluate your lifestyle now. Are you currently involved in fitness exercises? Do you have vices? Do you often get sick? Ask yourself all the important questions to determine your health's state at present. If you think that you're not having a good healthy life, then don't you think that it's high time that you change your unhealthy ways?<br />How will you go about the process? Well, it may sound easy to say that you can start any time you like. But this can happen especially if you're really determined to go for a good and fit life. Start changing your unhealthy ways gradually because it's quite impossible to change overnight. Little by little, you will notice the changes taking place, and you will thank yourself for it. <br />If you have difficulty in changing your eating habits, you can seek the help of a dietician so that you can be provided with a sample of healthy menus that you can eat everyday. Purchase cookbooks and it would be best to prepare your meals if you have the time.<br />Fitness exercises are easy to do like walking, running, jumping, and doing pushups, step ups, lunges, and many other exercises. By doing them the right way, you can burn a lot of unwanted fats and these are great cardiovascular exercises as well. <br /> <br /> <br />Chapter 7: Workout Ideas to Make Fitness Fun<br />When you ask someone to workout with you, you will usually hear the word "
. Besides, working out is boring. Maybe even you will consider that working out is boring and rather do fun things than spending time at the gym doing some boring workout routines. However, you have to consider that more and more people are putting up with the boring workout routines because of the alarming increase of heart related diseases and obesity. You have to consider that you have to take care of your body in order to live a happier and more satisfying life.<br />You and only you are responsible for maintaining your body's health. This is why you have to do fitness workouts in order to keep your body in top working condition. Failing to do so will result in a disease-ridden life where you and your family will suffer. So, while you are still not experiencing diseases because of being overweight, such as diabetes and heart diseases, you have to start doing fitness workout in order to keep your body healthy plus give you the benefit of having a great looking body that you can show off during summers at the beach.<br />However, if you find regular fitness workout routines very boring, there are quite a lot of fitness workouts that you can do to make workout more fun. There are fun activities that you can do where you can definitely enjoy and at the same time, give you a great quality fitness workout experience.<br />First of all, most people consider that fitness workouts are only limited at the gym. However, you have to consider thinking out of the box and start being creative. Active sports such as swimming, golf, tennis, football, and basketball is a fun sport that can give you great quality fitness workout experience. For example, if you like to play tennis, there are quite a lot of tennis schools available that can teach you how to play. You can even include your family in this fun activity and all of you can have fun while at the same time, promote fitness.<br />If you are not sports minded or you can't think of any sport that can be fun for you, you can also consider dancing as a great fitness workout experience. You can try and enroll in dance classes. Although some people think that dancing is easy, you have to consider that it's not. Dancing is quite difficult and can be very stressful for your body as it will require you to run, walk, and jump around in the dance floor to do those dance moves. Dancing can definitely be a great fitness workout alternative if you find regular gym workouts boring. Plus, dancing is also fun especially if both you and your significant other enroll in the same classes.<br />These are just some of the examples that can make fitness workout more fun and more enjoyable. There are still quite a lot of activities out there that you can do for fun and at the same time, give you a great quality workout. There are belly dancing activities, there are hiking and camping activities, there are rock climbing activities and a lot more. All you need to do is find one that interests you and be creative. <br />Chapter 8: Health and Fitness<br />Being active makes a person healthy and strong. It is not just for people who have a weight problem but for everyone who likes to stay fit. <br />There is a lot a person can do such jog or walk every morning, play basketball or any other sport with friends but if a person wants to have muscles and look lean, then one can sign up and workout in a gym. <br />People workout for 3 reasons;<br />The first is that the person is overweight and the only way to lose those extra pounds will be to reduce ones calorie intake and at the same time workout in the gym.<br />The second is that the person is underweight and the only way to add extra pounds is to have more calories in ones diet and workout. <br />The third is just for fun and to keep that person in shape.<br />The best exercise plan should have cardiovascular and weight training exercises. This helps burn calories and increase the muscle to fat ratio that will increase ones metabolism and gain or lose weight. <br />Just like taking any medicine, one should first consult the doctor before undergoing any form of exercise.<br />Here are some benefits of exercising;<br />1. It is the easiest way to maintain and improve one’s health from a variety of diseases and premature death. <br />2. Studies have shown that it makes a person feels happier and increases one’s self esteem preventing one from falling into depression or anxiety.<br />3. An active lifestyle makes a person live longer than a person who doesn't.<br />Working out for someone who has not done it before should be done gradually. Endurance will not be built in a day and doing it repeatedly will surely be beneficial to the person.<br />It is advisable to workout regularly with a reasonable diet. <br />A person can consult with a dietitian or a health professional to really help plan a good diet program. It starts by evaluating the lifestyle and the health of the patient before any program can be made. <br />Afterwards, this is thoroughly discussed and recommended to the person which usually consists of an eating plan and an exercise program that does not require the use of supplements or one to purchase any expensive fitness equipment. <br />A good diet should have food from all the food groups. <br />This is made up by 2 things. The first is carbohydrates. The food that a person consumes should have vitamins, minerals and fiber. A lot of this can come from oats, rice, potatoes and cereals. The best still come from vegetables and fruits since these have phytochemicals, enzymes and micronutrients that are essential for a healthy diet. <br />The second is fat which can come from mono and poly saturated food sources rather than animal fats. Since fat contains more than double the number of calories in food, this should be taken in small quantities to gain or lose weight.<br />Another way to stay healthy is to give up some vices. Most people smoke and drink. Smoking has been proven to cause lung cancer and other diseases as well complications for women giving birth. Excessive drinking has also shown to do the same. <br />For people who don't smoke, it is best to stay away from people who do since studies have shown that nonsmokers are also at risk of developing cancer due to secondary smoke inhalation.<br />Chapter 9: Devote Yourself to Lifetime Fitness<br />The healthier you are. The more productive you become. <br />Once a person is healthy there is a great chance that he would have fewer absences, either in school or in work. Most importantly, he is capable of handling stress as well as develops a more positive attitude. <br />A healthy person may live a longer life. And, enjoy its whole span with a healthy body and mind.<br />This healthiness can be achieved through a consistent fitness exercise. For you to secure an unfailing health, you must commit to fitness for your lifetime. This is not an exaggeration. <br />A lifetime commitment on fitness will make you safe from the miserable feeling of obesity. Dr. David Satcher, formerly a general surgeon, identified that the excess weight of the body is epidemic. <br />He stated that this type of epidemic caused the deaths of almost 300,000 people yearly. In fact, excessive body weight becomes the secondary cause of death in America. <br />Most physicians never fail to remind their patients, as well as the whole public that physical fitness is the primary cure to avoid these threatening diseases. But why is it that more and more people have become unhealthy?<br />The fact that excessive body weight can harm a person's health is not anymore news, for it is a fact that has long been existing. This is neither history, because it is not yet resolved. <br />Instead, this existing truth is a problem that worsens through time. The health problems mark a dramatic increase. One of its causes is the lack of physical fitness. <br />The system of the contemporary society requires more of human effort and time. Fast moves, rush paces, almost every adult is always in a hurry. That they don't find some time for conducting a physical exercise. <br />People tend to ignore the most vital ingredient of a daily routine, exercise. And the problem was worsened by technology. <br />Nowadays, you can climb staircases with stationary feet, escalators and elevators are everywhere. You never mind to stand up from your chair to take your files from other table for you can just easily move your swivel chair. <br />So, where else will you place fitness? <br />Fitness is a thing that needs not to be taken for granted. Everything now is instant, food especially. Certainly, you don't want an instant life too. Then, a lifetime commitment on fitness is your key to lengthen your life. <br />Engage yourself to fitness exercises, and make it as a part of your life. Always think that it is an important meal that you should not miss in a day. <br />If you are truly busy, you can opt for a 24 hours fitness center. The service there will always be compatible to your schedule, undoubtedly. <br />Consider this; you are doing your best to cope up with time. You work to earn for a living, to support your family and enjoy life as well. <br />But think, will you really be able to use and enjoy your investments when your health has already deteriorated? <br />So, you must invest in good health too. And that is through a lifetime commitment on physical fitness. <br />