The chances of frustration or anger are zero when some individual loves what he/she does. Ask yourself some simple questions-Do I love my job? Do I love the course which am pursuing? Most of your answers would be a strong ‘No’. We have either chosen the job just because we got no other job offers or it was the best one that paid a hefty salary. We have chosen the discipline of study because that’s the course which was offered for the mark scored, that’s the course which offers the best future in terms of job availability or simply because all our friends have taken it up. When that’s the attitude we have towards life, what would be our approach to exercise and activity?
Exercise is appreciated and advocated because its good for the heart, mind and soul. Apart from helping an individual stay on a healthy weight or build muscles exercise helps to release endorphin hormones that help to generate happiness. Even research shows that people who are physically active have better pleasant feelings than others and also found that when they are more physically active their pleasant feelings too increase.
Most physicians, fitness experts and health specialists talk about the benefits of exercising, such as the number of minutes of exercise needed per day, efforts required to sustain it and the hard work needed to achieve results. What most of us keep forgetting is to experience the happiness and joy involved in exercising. For instance, cycling at the gym or going for a run is going to burn more calories and tax your heart than running behind your toddler. Cardio and weights are definitely going to help you move and feel better, but they don’t do any good unless you want to do it heartfully.
For those uninterested in exercising there are an ‘n’ number of ways to back out from it-it seems tiresome, bit complicated, you don’t know whether you can do it or you are not the active-type. If you look at the advantages going a blind eye to the disadvantages maybe your heart will take a turn for the better. Also, perfection is the result of repetitive action. Instead of worrying about your performance and output, choose the right exercise suitable for you. Start with anything that keeps you moving. The only concern now is to ensure that it is convenient and enjoyable.
Skip the Monotony
There is no hard and fast rule that insists that you run on the treadmill, go for a walk or cycle. Skip the conventional, prescriptive and common practices and choose something such as riding the same bicycle with your toddler, swimming a few laps or playing a game of basketball. For many other different exercising options please visit the website www.firsteatright.com. The primary goal is to keep you off the couch and make you realize the pleasures of being active. Ultimate aim is to make you exercise and bring a smile on the face, but initial focus is to simply make you move around. Once you realize the one activity that you feel like repeating every day and look forward to it daily that’s the day when you start realizing your dream and experiencing magic. There is always this thing of sticking by your exercise when you do it for the joy of experience rather than treat it as a chore to burn calories to achieve weight loss or some other goal.
If you are new to exercising don’t start off with the prescribed 150-minutes-a-week challenge in one go but slowly build over your efforts. Every time you complete the target minutes, reward yourself with a point. Calculate the total number of points at the end of week. More the points, more confident you feel and more the confidence greater is the inclination to exercise.
Its nice to work towards a goal in mind but when it comes to exercising its always better to live the moment and enjoy the joys of moving around and staying active. Aiming for a weight loss or a fitter body is good but exercising with this target in mind and taxing your body to work towards accomplishing this goal without relishing the journey is not going to be extremely fruitful. Aim for the goal but enjoy the process in between to make your life happier and sweeter.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.