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Two Tips For Fitting Exercise Into Your Life

You Can Fit Exercise Into Your Life

It's not necessary to go to the gym for an hour a day if you don't have time. There are other ways to fit exercise into your life. There are also ways to get yourself to DO this.

Lifting weights

This is not all about the number of pounds you can put up. It is not even about how many repetitions you can do. Lifting weights is good for both men and women. It tones the muscles, helps to make you look slimmer without losing weight and keeps you strong and healthy. If you have never lifted weights before, start out small. A can of beans or a (full) bottle of water in each hand is possible for almost everyone. Ten bicep curls will take only a minute. You can see a video of a woman doing bicep curls here. I chose this video to show that you do NOT need to have massive muscles to do these exercises.

Workout Buddy

To help you stick with your fitness goals, find yourself a workout buddy. This person will help you stay accountable for showing up to your workouts. Having a buddy can also keep you motivated on the days when you'd rather not do your workout. Laughing and talking as you work out will allow you to work out longer, which causes you to burn more calories than if you were just working out alone.

Find What Suits YOU

Fitness covers a broad arena of activities. You will need to decide what is right and what is wrong as you find the program that is right for you. Take what you've just learned to heart, and get fitter starting now.

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marleysa wrote on November 12, 2015, 10:18 AM

I run around the block each night and kick it under my bed when I'm

markgraham wrote on November 12, 2015, 10:24 AM

I still like walking and swimming for toning the body.

MegL wrote on November 12, 2015, 10:36 AM

LOL, every little helps!

CoralLevang wrote on November 12, 2015, 11:57 AM

You have reminded me about using soup/bean cans for light weights. I guess it's time to get off my keister and do something.

MegL wrote on November 12, 2015, 2:00 PM

And it's still a good one, as long as you don't pick the spoon up!

Paulie wrote on November 13, 2015, 1:25 AM

I always thought that lifting weights was for developing muscles. When I go back to the treadmill, I should really start exercising with weights.

VinceSummers wrote on November 14, 2015, 2:34 PM

I appreciate very much your suggesting women can engage in exercise to a reasonable degree. They don't have to exercise until they look like men! Why would a man want to be involved with a muscle-bound freak? For that matter, why would a woman want to become involved with a muscle-bound freak? It DOES work both ways. Exercise to physical health does not require extremism. I only wish I was younger and had had exercise to a gym.

MegL wrote on November 14, 2015, 4:39 PM

It is impossible for a woman to get as muscle heavy as a man unless she takes steroids. I like exercise. I am not doing any gym work at present (I wish) but I can still lift my grandchildren up onto my shoulders and carry them. I intend to keep doing some sort of exercise until it's impossible and it's NEVER too late to start!

RuthCox wrote on November 16, 2015, 8:31 AM

I work on my feet all day and walk and run with my coonhound a couple of hours a day. That's all the exercise energy I can muster up! I do need some middle age spread work, though, lol.

MegL wrote on November 16, 2015, 2:53 PM

Weightlifting would help with that and be a good change from running and walking, which are both excellent.