Physical activity is usually made to seem too complex. For most people exercise means workouts involving gyms, equipment, and special clothing. However, the real key to success is changing your lifestyle by increasing your general level of activity throughout the day.
To be physically active is much easier than most of us think. It’s enough to dedicate a little of a daily time for an activity that is fun for you. If your schedule is tight or you don’t like to workout, you still can find ways to be more active. You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym – you can choose an activity that fits your daily lifestyle.
Do you hate working out but want to lose weight and have a fit body? There are plenty of exercises that can be done within minutes. Some can slim you down, but each of them may change the way you look.
“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states“ (Carol Welch). However, "physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase“ (Joseph Pilates).
Thomas Jefferson was right by saying that "walking is the best possible exercise". You can do it anywhere and anytime without any special equipment. It has many health benefits, as well.
Losing weight and getting in shape are worthy goals, but you may find that you are a little confused as to what activity will actually work well for you and your goals. Check out our list of great activities and what you get out of them, and consult it as you design your workout!