We all have the moment where we try and find excuse for skipping exercise. Some try to force themselves by signing up fitness center packages, thinking that will help to force them to exercise as it would be a waste of money, if otherwise.
The simple fact is, If you choose something that you don’t like, you won’t be able to carry onfor a long period of time. Think about it for a second – if you don’t like jogging, you aren’t going to get up at 6 AM and go running. If you can’t find something that you like, then by all means choose something you hate the least, which will normally be walking.
Walking is a great exercise, as it suits all levels of fitness. Anyone can start a walking program at any time, it’s normally the intensity and duration that varies. Walking is also a social exercise, as it isn’t difficult to find a training partner to chat with while you exercise. Walking with a partner will also make time go by faster.
No matter what exercise you choose, you should start at a low level of intensity and build it up over a period of weeks, which is essential to the longevity of your exercise program. If you start off too hard, you could end up with an injury which will require time off to recover.
If you are really in bad shape, you should start off by walking for 10 minutes each day. Then, increase it by 5 minutes every 2 weeks. To make things more interesting, you should try walking a different course every few days. You can also roster different friends to walk with you each day of the week.
If walking isn’t your thing, then you may want to try a fitness center. They have loads of variety and normally have trainers on hand to answer any questions you may have. When you choose a fitness center, make sure that they give good service.
If they aren’t willing to treat you well before you join, then they certainly won’t after you join. You should also make sure that the equipment they use is well taken care of. It’s easy to find out, as all you have to do is listen to the machines. If they squeak a lot or make noise, then chances are they aren’t being taken care of. Most of the fitness centers offer free trial and tour nowadays so don’t hesitate to join one.
If you still aren’t sure what you should do, then you should look into golf or tennis. Both are good social activities in most areas, and you can even meet new friends. Tennis is great for fitness although it isn’t for someone who is just starting out. If you haven’t exercised in a long time, then golf may be the best activity for you.
Remember, whatever you choose, consistency is the key. If you are exercising just once a week or every 2 weeks, you won’t see any significant result for a while.