What is the Best Exercise?

Guess what? There really is no ‘best exercise.’ Fads exercises will always come and go, but the best thing for your body is that you are consistently active. Workout regularly and remember that your body needs to be challenged in order to reach your desired goals. Don’t get hung up on fad exercises – be a stickler for consistency instead! When it comes to exercise you have tons of options. But it all starts with finding an activity that YOU enjoy.

Will you find the time for a workout today, or will the busyness of the day leave you exhausted on the couch? If you are like most people, exercise doesn’t top your list of favorite things to do. Who wouldn’t rather be immersed in a piece of chocolate cake, enjoying their favorite TV show or dining out with friends instead of sweating in the gym?

But the fact is that our favorite things are often those that expand our waist lines, and by now we all know that larger waist lines mean an increase in a plethora of health problems, not to mention an overall decrease in your quality of life.

Hmmm, so maybe exercise isn’t such a bad idea after all…It’s just that you hate to exercise.

It may be time to change your attitude toward exercise. If you go into it telling yourself how much you hate it and how you wish that you were doing something else instead, chances are you won’t enjoy it. I don’t know about you, but I don’t often do things I don’t enjoy. It is time to open your mind to the possibility that you can enjoy exercise. In fact, when done correctly, exercise is an enjoyable experience.

Take a minute to ponder the following:

* Have you written off exercise based on a particular type of routine – maybe you would enjoy something different. The truth is that no one can deny how great it feels to accomplish a challenging workout. It’s rewarding, invigorating and feels great. You simply need to find the right form of exercise for you.

* Try to pinpoint the main reason that you dislike exercise. Is it the uncomfortable workout clothes that you own? Maybe it is time for a new style. Is it trying to decide what machine to use at the gym? Maybe it is time for a personal trainer. Is it the pain that you feel in your shoulder when swimming? Maybe it is time to find a new form of cardiovascular exercise – one that won’t aggravate your injury.

There are many different forms of exercises that will give you the results that you want. Don’t like the gym? There’s a program for you. Don’t like running? There is an alternative. Don’t have the time? There are time friendly exercise routines that will give you incredible results in under an hour.