Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:29

Make exercise a part of your daily life

One of the most common reasons for failure in any exercise routine is that folks simply fail to "stick" to their routine. They do a good job of mapping their goals out, figuring out which exercises to do, and how often - but when it comes to actually putting in the hours, a lot of folks find that they're just not able to dedicate themselves to their routines as much as they should be. 

And often times, the reason for not sticking to the workouts isn't purely lack of motivation, or even lack of discipline (though that does apply to a lot of folks) - it's mostly people not (or not being able to) making time to fit their exercises into their daily routine.

Now, given that as little as 10 minutes of intense exercise (the right kind) can literally turbo-charge your entire day, you'd think that exercise should be a priority on everyone's list - but amazingly enough, it's not - and the exercises more often that not end up getting the rap rather than the person. So Jane 50lbsoverweight complains that her running program is "worthless" because she "isn't accomplishing anything at all" on the program, when in reality the program simply isn't being used as it should be. And so forth.

But the truth is, it's ridiculously simple to fit exercise into your daily routine - its amazingly easy, if you just open your mind to all the possibilities there are around you in your daily life. I was real busy yesterday, and spent most of the day running around from point A to point B like a chicken with it's head cut off, but still managed to get some decent workouts in - and how?

Well, simple - I was traveling by subway - so I simply used (read ran) the stairs instead of the escalators provided. Sure, I got some curious looks from the legions of tired, hunchbacked office workers patiently queing up on the escalators to get to "terra firma", but I also managed to get some great stair sprints in every couple of hours - and believe you me, combine that with a lot of walking and carrying stuff around - and it gets HARD - real quickly. I can still feel the soreness in my quads today, which points to the effectiveness of the workout.

It's amazing how many people ignore that one,simple basic tool staring them right in the face - and which fits straight into their commute - the stairs. Imagine how much fitter the average office goer would be if he/she made it a point to use the stairs every time instead of the lift/escalator? And making that commitment wouldn't take any time at all - a few minutes MAX - but those few minutes are enough to get the blood pumping, the heartbeat racing and the sweat trickling down one's brow - all good things!

Anyway, thats just ONE thing you can do to fit your workout into your daily routine. There are dozens of other techniques, so you'll have to find the one that works best for YOU. And remember this - its always better to do SOMETHING rather than nothing - and even a 30 second hard sprint up some steep stairs can work better wonders than a long, ponderous jog around the local park (not that there's anything wrong with that if you prefer it, but I'm just saying. . .)

Anyway, gotta go for now - more later. If you train today, make it a super one - and let me know how it went! 

Best regards,


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