You can improve your life when you give up some of your old habits, such as being a total couch potato, and replace them with some healthy habits. Let’s face it, you go through half of the day in a mindless blur, doing the same old thing. It’s time to change that and add a new dimension in your life. Maybe it’s just as simple as climbing the stairs at work rather than taking the elevator or parking in the first parking spot you see and walking into the building rather than driving around the lot for a half hour trying to find a closer place. That small change can help you become fitter.
Be healthier by being more adventurous at mealtime.
Shun the fast foods and start being creative in the kitchen. You don’t have to work hard to achieve healthier. For instance, you can make delicious spaghetti with a squash. Just cut the spaghetti squash in half, rub a little olive oil on it and season it with garlic, salt and pepper. Bake it cut side down and when you take it, it shreds with a fork into yummy spaghetti style strings you can eat plain or with other ingredients. It’s healthier and a lot of fun to introduce to your family. They’ll love it. Eating healthy is an adventure.
Start making movement a goal.
No matter what you do for a living, adding a little more movement to your day can reap rewards. If you work at a desk, try some isometrics to tighten your stomach or just stretch when you get a chance. There are plenty of ways to add more exercise to your day. It doesn’t have to be formal exercise to benefit you. It makes adding a formal exercise program even easier.
Regular exercise becomes addictive. Part of the reason is the hormones the brain sends when you do it. Endorphins and dopamine are two of the feel good hormones that will make you want to go back and exercise more.
When you start healthier habits, you’ll find them so rewarding you’ll start dropping old unhealthy habits and search for more ways to improve your life.
You can prevent serious conditions or make them more manageable when you adopt a healthier lifestyle. High blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and even depression are more easily controlled when you exercise regularly.
Living healthier can help you burn off hormones created by stress and build your self confidence. You’ll walk taller and have more presence. Others will notice and treat you with more respect.
If you think you’ve lost all your get up and go, you can find your endurance again with a little bit of work. While all types of fitness are important, whether it’s flexibility, strength, balance or endurance, stamina and endurance seems to disappear faster than the others. If you’re huffing and puffing after one flight of stairs, you need to work to get back the energy and stamina of your youth. It’s not magic, it’s a labor of love you can have for your body that will reflect in every area of your life.
Exhaustion is no laughing matter.
You might joke about your backside dragging, but it’s really not funny when you don’t have the energy to do everything you want to experience that makes life worth living. You’ll get more out of life the more you work on building back the stamina and endurance you once had, or never had and wish you did. It takes perseverance but is well worth the effort. You’ll be able to do all those things you’ve dreamed about but didn’t have the energy to tackle.
You’ll build more than just endurance when you workout.
Working out and regular exercise does more for you than build strength, endurance and flexibility. It gives you a new lease on life and improves your self image. You’ll see a dramatic change in the way you think about other challenges and be willing to take the risk to achieve other life goals that may have intimidated you previously. Others will notice the change in your demeanor and you’ll notice they treat you with more respect.
You’ll have energy to do more and cut your doctor bills in the process.
Many of the illnesses in today’s society come from inactivity and obesity. In fact, obesity is the number cause of preventable illnesses and death today, surpassing smoking several years ago. When you workout on a regular basis to increase your endurance, you do even more than that. You lengthen the telomeres that protect the chromosomes, stimulate the brain to increase antioxidant production, shed weight, burn off the excess hormones from stress and stimulate the production of hormones that make you feel good.
You can combine a healthy diet with exercise for endurance to shed pounds faster.
You’ll build your self-esteem just by starting a program, consider how great you’ll feel when you start seeing results.
A personal trainer can show you ways to exercise that get faster results.
Your libido will improve as your endurance improves. That’s a good reason to workout as a couple if you have a significant other in your life.