Due to the ever increasing cost of living, people seek to earn more money in order to stand still and the pace of life becomes faster and faster. This creates a situation where they snatch meals and in particular meals of junk food, and when they arrive home in the evening they drop into an easy chair and watch the T.V.
In addition there is the tendency for people to become lazy, taking the easy way out, again by visiting the local burger bar and watching more Television, as the number of programs increase year by year.
This concept, favored by many adults, then is disseminated to their children and we are therefore encouraging a new generation of couch potatoes, and so the circle widens.
To add to the down turn, there is less activity in schools than years ago, when teachers and parents used to volunteer time in the evenings to do sport with pupils.
This brings us to the question, as to whether we should exercise regularly and also what type of exercise should we do!
There is no doubt in my mind that some form of exercise is of paramount importance in maintaining a healthy life and there are numerous forms of achieving this, in fact, everyone could find a suitable system, if they were of a mind to improve their fitness.
Additionally, it does not necessarily take a lot of time, if they were to research what is available. With the Internet now a big part of our life, it is far simpler to find out about such things, than it was 20 years ago.
What form of exercise should we be looking at?
The first point to consider is how healthy you are at this point in time, and it would be advisable, if you are uncertain, to have a word with your health practitioner, before considering the route to take.
Even so, whatever you decide to do, it is wise to undertake a very easy entry route into physical exercise. It is also quite easy to find a routine that only takes 7 -10 minutes each day (surely time that is available to everyone at a convenient time during the day). Do visit my website to find out about this method.
Once you have decided that you want to become fitter and healthier and have embarked on a simple program, and then it is wise to think about the next stage!
This will obviously depend on your age and your overall body condition.
Maybe you will want to join a fitness gym, you will certainly receive expert advice and tuition, but perhaps walking for 20 minutes on a treadmill etc., does not appeal to you. Perhaps you will look at taking up a sport that you did at school! I get many new people to coach at my tennis classes, people who did this at school, and this is an excellent way to get back into the sport for a lifetime, and one that you can perform at various levels.
The added advantage of taking up a sport, such as tennis, is that you can join a club and meet many new people, who will make your participation much more enjoyable, you will make lots of new friends.
Make certain, whatever you decide to do, that the club is not elitist and that everyone can partake, irrespective of ability.
Other easy forms of exercise, which are equally rewarding, are walking and hiking; find a local group who go on guided walks etc., Join a swimming club, this again is one of the best forms of workout; if you can’t swim and feel a little embarrassed, seek private lessons, an understanding coach will arrange these at of peek times.
Lastly, but not least, there are forms of exercise that we can all do if we put our mind to it; take up an allotment, digging is a great form of exercise, providing you don’t over do it initially, and the rewards of your own produce makes it very worthwhile.