Ramp Up Your Exercise Regime

Have you found yourself spending a bit too much time lounging on the sofa lately? If you’re constantly fatigued, too much sofa time may well be the culprit. When the body’s activity levels are low, so is its metabolism. The same holds true for an active body. The more you exercise the higher energy levels you’ll enjoy. It’s a physical and psychological challenge. Your mind just needs to convince your body of the benefits. Take these recommendations from the wellness experts to jump start your exercise regime.

Commit to simply moving for thirty minutes each day. This could be in the form of a brisk walk, kayaking, rigorous gardening or housekeeping. Spend thirty minutes in the gym daily. Pick your pleasure and try to alternate activities every few days. Within a few weeks, you’ll begin to feel increased energy levels and the development of stronger muscles. Recruit a friend or enjoy your favorite podcast.  The goal the first few weeks is to simply develop a healthy exercise habit. Your body will soon crave the exercise. After you’ve developed a habit of exercising on a daily basis, begin to ramp up the rigor of your routine.  Add spurts of faster walks, tackle hills and lengthen your stride to increase your intensity – and results!

Don’t sabotage your new ramped up work-out regime by making poor eating choices. Quality food choices are just as important as quantity. One option is to take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and jump-start your healthy food options with a plan from NutriSystem.  When preparing your own meals, protein portions should be roughly the size of your fist and vegetable and salad portions should be roughly the size of your open palm. The single greatest change you can make to your diet is to eliminate fast food meals and sugary sodas. Excess sodium and copious amounts of sugar can wreak havoc on your body’s metabolism.  Negative effects include bloating, mood and energy swings, weight gain, high blood pressure and skin problems only to name a few.  Best of luck on your new wellness journey.