Now, I’m going to say the word exercise, and don’t run away!
I know, I know, you’re going to say you get enough exercise every day with your job. I mean, all the stuff we do during the day, does that not count as exercise? Well for most of us no, it does not.
Now exercising is not all about weight control.
Let’s look at some reasons why we want to exercise.
1. It will help you relieve stress
2. You’ll sleep better
3. It can help you have more energy
4. Improves your memory
5. Improve posture
6. Become more confident
7. Get sick less often
8. White help you live longer
9. Make you stronger
10. Increase your endurance
11. Control your weight
12. Improve your mood
13. Help you meet new people
14. Help relieve some pain
15. Help with digestion
These are just some of the reasons why we should exercise.
Check with your doctor before you start doing any exercises. We wouldn’t want you to start having chest pains, while you’re trying to get healthy!
When we talk about exercise, it’s not all weightlifting and sit ups. There are many forms of exercise, then it can even be done from sitting in a chair.
4. Bodyweight training
5. Resistant band training
These are just a few of the ways to exercise. The idea is to move your body.
I know is not as cool, as running and gunning, or parkour. Let’s face the facts, that I am over 50 years of age, not in the greatest shape, and just can’t do that anymore. I know there’s a few of you out there like me.
So where do we start how do we get this going? Will start by talking to your doctor first. Then let’s start out with stretching. That creaking and cracking you’re going to hear, is not the floor! Walking has to be one of my favorites. Walk around the flea market, walk around expos, walk around antique stores. These are some of my favorite places to go where I’m indoors and in a nice climate. I can go to the bathroom and I can have a drink when I want!
A lot of these exercises you can do at home in the privacy of your own house. Get the kids involved. Get your friends and family involved. Or simply hide out with the shades drawn so nobody can see you!
You’ve got to get your body in shape if you really want to be self-reliant.
Years ago, at an expo in Kentucky, I made the comment to the crowd that the only thing they could depend on to get them out of a bad situation was their own 2 feet. As we found out during 9/11, people had to walk. There wasn’t any jumping into the bug out vehicle, and driving out. Just think about that , and if you can’t walk out, maybe you need to be able to roll yourself out!