When you are trying to stay healthy, exercise should be a key part of your daily routine. Too many people are procrastinators and think that they will get in shape tomorrow. It is just that tomorrow never comes and let me tell you that every day you let go by your body deteriorates just that much more and then the longer it will take to get in shape. If you do not believe me go ask your doctor, he will tell you the same thing.
So, your best bet is to start today. Just get off your behind and go for a walk or get on your bike and take a ride. You do not have to go far and actually you probably will not be able to go too far on your first attempt. You will see that you are in dire need of daily exercise by how your body feels when you are done with your walk or bike ride. You may even have some sore leg muscles the next day. Do not let this deter you, let it inspire you and motivate you to keep going and get in shape.
See, I believe that getting and staying in shape using healthy exercise is as much or more a mental game as it is a physical one. You have to have the right mindset. Just like trying to make any lasting changes in your life, if your head is not in it then it just will not work. You need to change the way you think to be able to change the way you live. Do not let life pass you by any longer, get up and get going.
If you can’t bring yourself to get on that treadmill or any other type of exercise equipment because you think there is nothing to hold your attention and you get too bored then find something you like to do and go do it. How about shooting some baskets with your friends a couple of times a week or go buy yourself a cheapie tennis racket and go hit some balls across the net at the high school tennis courts on the weekend.
All you have to do is get moving and stay moving. Get out and play hide and seek with your kids or any other game they come up with. Teach them some of the games you played when you were a kid. I remember when I was young we were almost never inside for more than the time it took to eat dinner and then we were right back outside until dark. Even in the winter we were outside all the time making snow angels, building snowmen, or building a snow fort and having snowball fights.
Being a kid was fun because there were six of us in the house and there was always someone to do something with at any given time. We did not have to think about getting in shape because we have already been and unlike kids, today we probably only spent an hour in the house during the day. Getting healthy exercise was not a problem when we were kids.