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How Long Should I Exercise Or Not?

Many people are afraid to step outside the safety net of their daily routines — they want to be lazy without the discomfort of the exercise. That’s a silly fear to be sure, and we have a lot time in this country to do the things we love on the treadmill.

If you like to spend your time on the treadmill, do it — your heart and lungs and muscles will thank you. If, on the other hand, you need to be getting out for a walk, doing squats, or going for a run to keep you fit, then please be gentle with yourself and be realistic about your time to exercise and about what you’re willing to devote to it.

When choosing to get outside the loop of your daily routine I’m not talking about a time limit — I’m talking about a schedule. Some days you’ll choose a day that’s busy, a day you have to get out and move. Some days it’s a day off. If you want to get outside the loop, there has to be a schedule or a time limit to you get out. Otherwise you’re going to miss your best workout and you’ll miss out on some of the best lessons you can learn along the way.

If you choose to take a day off work to go outside the loop and do some things you like to do, you’re more likely to not just get back into your old routine when you get back — you’ll get right back into the groove. You’ll have a better workout that way. And if you don’t, you’ll enjoy being active again.

When you set out on your daily routine, make sure you commit. The time you commit to exercising is equal to your time you spend exercising. So if you stick to your schedule, you’ll get all the exercise you want with the least effort and most happiness.

How Long Should I Exercise?

You may be thinking this is all a bit too simplistic; we know it doesn’t work all the time, so we should be sure to do it in moderation. It’s nice to be careful, though, because doing it to avoid it will just make you fat.

The important thing to remember is that what we say about exercise and weight loss is not a judgment, it’s just a fact: there is no such thing as a bad meal, bad exercise, bad activity, or bad diet. If, on the other hand, you choose to exercise to stay thin, exercise in moderation to stay fit, and eat well to stay healthy, and you lose weight, well done. We salute you .

If you want to lose weight, do aerobic exercise, do strength training, do a little bodybuilding, or do a lot of all three at the same time– you may want to give all you like to lose that weight. Do what you can, and if the effort is difficult, so be it! Just remember the only way to lose that extra one hundred pounds is by getting healthy and not overeating.

What Makes For the Best Workouts?

You should do something that burns calories: push yourself. Eat food that’s good for you and gives you energy. Take the time to explore different activities that are exciting to you. You can become more active, you just have to make a conscious, conscious effort. A good workout gives me the energy– and I get to see those beautiful muscles bulging out of my shirt every time I go out on the treadmill.