An Exercise Routine That's Right
Any exercise, no matter how small, will help you, so keep at it!
You will get the most out of exercise when you enjoy doing it so you should pick an activity that you'll enjoy doing. There will be time to wonder if its the most effective exercise you could be doing later.
Most people have a tendency to jump in the deep end when it comes to exercise routines - to pick the most difficult one they can find and often one that doesn't include activities they enjoy. This is a big mistake, because people start out excited they will keep it up for the first few days, but after a few weeks with the momentum and excitement gone its very difficult to keep going.
The result is that they burn out quickly and quit exercising altogether because they can't keep up their chosen exercise routine.
It is impossible to overstress how important it is to avoid doing this. An exercise routine you enjoy doing and completing is invaluable starting out. A little exercise can make a difference in your health and fitness, countless studies have shown that people who only get one hour walking a week have better health than those who get no exercise at all.
Of course, you'll probably want to increase the amount of exercise you're doing after a little while, but you should pick something easy and fun to do at first. If you like riding a bicycle, then you should start going on short bike rides every other evening. Eventually, you'll probably find that you're able to ride further without getting tired. Once you start getting into shape, you might want to extend your riding time - or ride more often.
Perhaps you already get some exercise every day and you feel confident and happy with your ability to complete your designated exercise. You should consider stepping up your exercise program - exercise more and do it more often. For example if you go for a short walk three times a week then try to find the time to do the same walk four or five times a week.
You can also change the type of exercise that you're doing if you're getting used to it. In fact, this is recommended if you're starting to get used to whatever exercise you're doing. After all, if you get used to it and it becomes boring, you might not want to continue.
If you're looking for a good type of exercise, you should look for something that works your entire body. For this reason, it might be a good idea to invest in a small exercise machine, or in a membership to one of your local gyms. By exercising all of your body, you'll be able to increase your muscle tone everywhere - which will generally make you feel healthier.
The most important lesson is don't get discouraged. If you are in an off mood and can't bring yourself to exercise, then accept that this happens everyone - it's your body's way of saying it needs a day off! But the important thing is to not let that day off become a break, don't break your exercise routine for more than a few days or it will be very difficlut to get back into it.
Even if you find yourself not exercising anymore always remember that all is not lost! You can still go back to your old routine, or start a new one at whatever level you want, it is never too late to exercise. So no matter what level of fitness or level of exercise you are at, remember that few activities are as rewarding as exercise. Good luck!
About the Author: Peter Hilsper is a writer at ROAR Exercise Inc which is crammed with the best in health information, links and articles. Read more at: http://www.roarexercise.com/