Sometimes it is time to go back to basics.

Life, unfortunately, doesn’t come with instructions. There’s no book to explain how to make it from birth to death and everything that falls in between. One of the hardest things you have to deal with every single day is exercise.
You may equate exercise with sweat, pain and tight clothes that announce every unsightly bulge. Maybe you plan on exercising every day but, somehow, never actually get to it. The truth is, exercise doesn’t have to hurt and it doesn’t have to occur in a health club. Exercise can happen anywhere: at work when you’re walking up and down the stairs or at home while you’re walking
the dog, cutting the grass or vigorously cleaning out your garage.  Once you understand that there are ways to incorporate exercise into your life without even once pulling on anything made of Spandex, you’re on your way to a healthier life.

So, here are some Tips and Tricks that might help you make it easier to be consistent about your exercise:

1. Keeping track of your workouts can help you be more consistent.
2. Find a workout buddy to keep you motivated or exercise with your family members.
3. Get professional advice from a personal trainer or nutritionist. Starting out on the right foot can make exercise more effective and more fun.
4. Be active. It doesn’t have to be in a health club or an aerobics class and you don’t have to wear special clothes or perform complicated activities. It is as simple as making a choice.  Will you park right next to the door at work today or will you walk a few extra feet? Will you take a walk after work or sit down and have a drink? Will you wash the car on Saturday or sleep in? Every day you have the option of being more active.
5. Focus on the good things. The more you get your body moving, the more energy you’ll have to fulfill your daily obligations. Exercise also helps you sleep better, and it keeps you alert all day long so it’s much easier to impress your boss with how smart you are.
6. Be consistent. Stick with it and you’ll see results.
7. Reward yourself with a massage, a weekend vacation or new workout gear/clothes.

Daily Exercise Checklist
• Get up 10 minutes early for a walk.
• Park your car at the end of the parking lot.
• Get up every hour for a five minute walk.
• Take the stairs one time during the day.
• Make your dog happy: take him for a long walk.

For more information on this topic contact Penrith’s ‘Favourite
Personal Trainers’ on the details below.
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