Are you too lame to exercise? I usually am. Ive been thinking about exercising for a long time and hadnt figured out how I would get myself to do a daily exercise routine. I cant say Im too busy, I just didnt feel like it or know how if I would actually fit it into my schedule.
Then, I realized that I could break it all up into little parts to make it easy. I figured an easy way to remember to do them was by adding an exercise to a daily event.
I think I can get some good exercises in my day now. It will only take a minute here and there and can become a habit thats easy to remember.
This will strengthen the muscles, joints, and tone up the body. Here are some simple ideas I came up with that are working out so far.
- Every morning before getting out of bed, I do two leg lifts, I just lift my legs twice. Thats easy enough for starters.
2. After I brush my teeth, I do one quick squat and then stand up. It can be a challenge lifting your own weight if you are a wimp. I took an emergency training class with the city once. We had to lift a simulated trauma victim. One person lifted under the persons arms, the other person lifted the persons legs. I could hardly do it and realize I needed to get stronger by just doing regular squat lifts, so I can at least lift myself. Getting some practice lifting my own weight has more incentive for me if I just do one squat exercise twice a day at first.
3. When I am walking down the hall at the end of the day, I can do it in lunges. This is good for toning up the leg and hip muscles.
Many other exercise can be implemented into a regular day like running from the car to a building, doing a few jumping jacks before washing the dishes, or some stretches before going to bed. You can increase the difficulty more with time.