Exercise Fitness Tips

A key component of fitness is exercise.  Both physical and mental exercise is something we must do.  In this article we will look at some exercise fitness tips.

How To Know When Enough Is Enough

We know that the seven Fs (Food, Fitness, Friendships, Finances, Future, Fun, Faith.) can help to add years to life and life to years.  However, fitting exercise into our daily routine can be a real struggle. If you’re in this group, you’re not Robinson Crusoe.

A recent Australian study found that many people had barriers around incorporating exercise into their daily routine – both in the workplace and later in life.

The study showed that 54% of Australian workers identified work pressures as getting in the way of exercising and 43% reckoned that they were too tired from work to lead an active lifestyle.

Oldies claimed that they found the task difficult because their levels of motivation seemed to have declined with age.  Then, of course, there’s the big question of how much exercise is considered to be enough?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that we complete 10,000 steps, or the equivalent level of activity, every day . Walking, for example, can be a great way to reach, and even exceed, the magic number. There are, however, a range of sports and activities that can quickly contribute to the recommended steps.

How To Know When Enough Is Enough

 

There’s a plethora of activities.  Other examples include:

Activity                                                                  Equivalent low-intensity steps per half hour
  • Pilates 4,160 steps
  • Golfing, even at the driving range. 4,264
  • Gardening 1,000
  • Most forms of yoga. 4,060
  • Wheelchair activities 6,000
  • Jogging, swimming, and bike riding – or other cross-training activities. 6,754
  • Surfing 5,118

Those on this list are examples only, of course.  

It’s up to you to choose an exercise that suits you and your lifestyle.

How To Know When Enough Is Enough

 You can also help to reach your daily step goal of 10,000 by incorporating some of these activities into your daily routine.

  • Invite friends to join you in your daily exercise
  • Where possible, use the stairs instead of taking the elevator or escalator
  • Try a wide variety of new sports or activities
  • Walk instead of driving, and even if you must drive, park further away from your destination so you have to walk further
  • Hop off the bus one stop earlier
  • Spring clean the house, the garage, or your den
  • Play with the grand kids when they’re around

Get started – remember excuses are alibis for not succeeding.

How To Know When Enough Is Enough

There’s plenty of available technologies to help you to reach your WHO target. And exceeding 10,000 is OK, so don’t be hesitant about taking that next step.

One of those technologies could be a fitness trainer such I have written about previously.  Even though the one I wear every day is not presently available on Amazon, one that I do recommend  is here. 

There is also a home gym available on Amazon that I recommended earlier as a good buy.

Please add your comments or observations.

4 thoughts on “Exercise Fitness Tips”

  1. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about exercise fitness tips and explanations are given.

    thanks for these fitness tips. I am looking for an article like this for a long time, but this is the best I have found with some very good tips.

    Thanks again for this post. If you don’t mind, I will share this article on my social media account. Good luck!

    1. Thanks for your kind words, and yes, of course I would be very grateful to have you share this article with others, because the reason it was published in the first place was in the hope that it can be of help to many.

      Roland

  2. As somebody with melancholy I frequently discover it extremely difficult to remain reliably propelled, I will in general set significant standards and goals for myself when my temperament rises, possibly to feel regretful and upset when I can’t achieve things. Toward the beginning of the article I was thinking “gracious that is it?” But the redundant idea of the exercise truly enables me to begin little until I stir up the inspiration to continue onward. I found the words truly promising and genuine, no other exercise video has made me feel as urged to approach things slowly and carefully towards recuperation like this one has. Much obliged to you.

    1. Thank you for your comments and observations.  I truly do wish you all the best as you move to applying some of the principles and suggestions laid out in this article. If you can start with baby steps and succeed there your confidence will grow with time.

      Roland

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