What To Do For Exercise?

You don’t have to be an athlete or even that serious about exercise to know it’s important. Common reasons to exercise include things like wanting to look better, fit into our clothes, limber up, workout for better health, stress and anxiety relief, and last but not least โ€” because the doctor suggested it.

Here’s What To Do For Exercise

  1. Walk through the neighborhood
  2. Find a local walking track
  3. Use the inside of a mall as a walking track
  4. Ride a bike
  5. Rake the lawn
  6. Mow the lawn
  7. Go to Yoga classes
  8. Buy a simple book and do Yoga at home
  9. Learn how to do Tai Chi
  10. Go swimming
  11. Play badminton
  12. Workout on an exercise ball
  13. Walk up and down stairs. A flight of stairs is good, but 2 or 3 steps on the porch will serve the same purpose.
  14. Use stair steppers for exercise
  15. Go to the gym
  16. Buy a home treadmill
  17. Stationary bike
  18. Check out this post for more home cardio equipment
  19. Weight Machines
  20. Rowing machine
  21. Walk on your hands and knees through the house (great for back issues)
  22. Jump rope
  23. Skip through or around the house
  24. Jog
  25. Run a marathon
  26. Do pushups
  27. Situps
  28. Jumping Jacks
  29. Get a set of resistance tubes (exercise bands). You can easily attach these to doors for a great workout
  30. Do stretches
  31. Walk the dog
  32. Kettle ball workouts
  33. Dumbbells from sports stores or Walmart
  34. Get a basketball goal for the driveway and shoot some hoops
  35. Rollerblading or roller skating

Those are all no no-nonsense ideas right off the top of my head for getting exercise – and I’m guessing there’s more that haven’t come to mind yet.

I’m hoping that by reading through these you’ll either see something that interest you, or maybe spark your own imagination?

Exercise and Fitness Can Be Simple

The thing to remember is this โ€” there are different ways to think of and approach exercise. It’s easier than you think to get your exercise when you realize it’s just about regular physical activity.

There are plenty of good exercises to do at home and you can get fit at home with no equipment at all. The fact is you don’t have to be, or even think of yourself as, a serious exerciser or athlete to include regular physical activity into your life.

I usually think in terms of some grueling workout that brings a sweat and sometimes gasping for breath.

But face it, what most of us need is just more physical activity and as you can see from the list, a little imagination is all you need.

Let me show you how it’s hard to separate physical activity and health with the list below.

11 Health Benefits of Physical Activity That Are Real

Regular exercise can help:

  • Get to and maintain a healthy weight
  • Keep your joints protected and flexible
  • Improve your balance
  • Maintain and improve balance
  • With good posture
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lower the risk of sickness and disease
  • Build a strong heart and circulatory system
  • Improve your moods
  • Boost your energy levels
  • Sleep better

The point is that it probably doesn’t matter as much what you do for exercise as much as it does that you do it consistently.

Our bodies weren’t meant for sitting as much as most of find ourselves doing. We were meant to be and stay physically active no matter what our age, health, or abilities happens to be.

So, if you want to feel better, reduce your risk for common diseases, increase your energy, live longer, and look better โ€” exercise!

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