The general unfitness of the nation and so called obesity crisis is all over the news these days, and it is becoming a drag. If our moods aren’t being brought down by one thing, people find something else to make us feel guilty about. That’s just human nature I suppose.
Not everyone is cut out for life in the gym, and I certainly fall into that category. Modern gymnasiums are frightening buildings full of high-tech buildings and are enough to make one shudder at the thought of entering.
If, like me, you have decided that you are incredibly unfit and have a few extra pounds that need shedding, maybe you would consider a simple alternative to an all out workout, that could help you on the road to improved fitness. All it takes is some basic changes to your everyday routine and a positive attitude.
Read on and come to your own conclusions. All I can tell you is that I feel better and am a little lighter after using these techniques myself.
Don’t Sit Down
In your daily routine do you find that you spend a lot of time sitting down and watching television or delving into some ebooks from Sainsbury's, you need to change this. I set myself the goal of not sitting down for five hours a day once I had taken my children to school. Is there a period that you could use for standing instead of sitting. The simple action of being on your feet encourages you to do things other than watch television. You will find yourself pottering around in the garden or doing housework. Now, this may not be the most aerobic exercise in the world, but it does help. You suddenly find also, that the home and garden are looking much tidier.
Use The Commercials
Do you hate it when the commercials interrupt your viewing time on television in the evenings? So do I. I have, however, started to use them to help me get fit. Heres how it works; every time a commercial break starts on television or radio, walk up and down the stairs twice. Make positive use of the commercials and get fit by doing so.
Walk The Dog
Stop looking upon walking the dog as a chore. By changing your outlook and walking the dog further and more often than ever before, not only will you shed a few pounds and get fitter, but you will also keep your four legged friend happy.
Keep The House Tidy
Never allow a cup or plate to rest on a surface in your living room. If someone has a drink and puts the cup down, immediately get up and take it into the kitchen. They will think you are suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder, but you will know the real secret to your behavior.
Keeping active is the key. If you are sitting still, you are not losing weight or getting fit. Moving around, however much effort goes into it, burns energy; it’s a law of physics. So the more you move around, the more calories you burn and the better you feel within yourself. Think of other ways you can move around such as walking to the shop, or school, instead of driving. As long as you don’t eat more to compensate for the lost calories, you are sure to shed a few pounds over time. So, if you fear the gym, help yourself instead.