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If you’re like me life is busy and the daily schedule unpredictable, maybe you prefer to exercise at home for the convenience of not having to travel, especially as I run a health practice business from home.
This site is not about convincing anyone to take exercise but more about finding your preferred starting point and accepting we need exercise as a given. We know we should and we mostly know why? Of course motivation can be an issue, but that’s where choosing something you enjoy really comes into it’s own.
The site aims to introduce some inventive ways of exercising without busting a gut 🙂 … finding exercise that feels fun (for you) but embracing the philosophy that less is more. I hope you agree it’s better to take some form of exercise, even short speights, spread over longer periods, rather than having sporadic attempts of longer periods (to make up for a lack) in the short-run.
If we don’t exercise we simple seize up, and I have seen this with my lovely elderly mother. Many people still believe that aging is a cause for slowing down, and if you’re one of those people who’s looking forward to using that ole chestnut as an excuse, here’s some breaking news:
That is so last century thinking 🙂
We need to move or we will seize up (at any age) simple as …
And the science of it lies in the ligaments, connective tissue and fascia that collectively permeate our entire internal network. Keeping them sweet 🙂 requires us to move, otherwise they turn against us and we stiffen up, which makes it increasingly difficult to restore flexibility and movement.
Although seizing up is not irreversible, the longer we leave it the harder the task becomes. You can ask any anatomy and physiology expert and they’ll share the gubbins of this, and exercise is far more important for this than it ever could be for weight loss (from what I’ve read) but essential in maintaining good health.
Finding The Motivation To Exercise
Of course we bump into the age old question of maintaining motivation, where most of us, or is it just me, finds the topic one where I want to switch off and bury my head in the sand. As mentioned earlier I like to exercise at home, so this is to help my motivation as much as yours, and I’m hoping you’ll find something that tickles your fancy or finds you taking up a new pursuit that floats your boat.
I just know I don’t want to end my life with such reduced mobility that people, walking sticks or gadgets are needed to assist my every move, and that’s a huge motivator in of itself. However, a happier approach might be this:
Find something you enjoy taking part in and just go for it!
And if you can find someone to do it with all the better, because that will really keep you on-topic. And speaking of topics, another aspect covered here will be clothing or gearing up, after all we have to look the part don’t we, and I bet most of us remember those Pineapple sweat-bands and leg-warmers back in the eighties, and what a massive industry that has rolled into, but it means we have so much more choice now and I’d like to share some of that.
Alongside this will be some exercising equipment, as I’m particularly interested in the machinery that cuts down time for the whole health and fitness malarky while having a similar effect, and I don’t know about you but I just want to tick the exercise box and get on with my life, so we’ll look into those too.
Now it’s time to dig in, and although there’s tons of information here, below is a taster of the sorts of items that will be discussed too: