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Steps to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life

Steps to Incorporate Exercise into Your Life | Health and Wellness |
Here are 12 easy tips to help you incorporate exercise into your daily life.

Via Juan-carlos Luis-pascual, Peter Mellow
Cecilia 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

My Thoughts:

Between sitting on the couch with a tub of ice cream and watching TV or going for a mile run outside in the cold, which would you rather pick? We can agree that the latter doesn’t sound as glamorous—being sweaty, pulling on the athletic gear, and being seen in public a state of matter you wouldn’t be caught dead in are all aspects you dread. But in the long run, it could lead to a better mood, a better body, and a more positive outlook on life. Ice cream and TV may benefit you in the moment, but in the long run, neither things  give you an advantage in life. I’ve found ways to make exercise more enjoyable; first was to change my mindset. Next was to find a routine that was beneficial to my body. Most people make the mistake of starting their first day with a fast-paced 10 mile jog, but that ends up being counterproductive. Not only do you begin to fear exercise, but your body would be sore for the next several days. By finding ways to incorporate exercise slowly into my daily routine, I’ve been noticing the effects on my body, temperament, and even work ethic.

Sam Hickman's curator insight, March 27, 2013 11:56 AM

being healthy is easy if it just something that you natually do. my doing these 12 thing i could make it part of my every dad life.

Caleb's comment, April 10, 2013 12:11 PM
I enjoyed this article, provides basic fundamnetals that are often forgotten.
Rescooped by Michelle Moorcroft from Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity!

Pilates: More than posturing

Pilates: More than posturing | Health and Wellness |
Bend, breathe and relax - you're on the way to a lifetime of health.

Via Peter Mellow
Peter Mellow's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:10 PM

I've always put Pilates into the Yoga/Feldenkrais/Hellerwork camp. Excellent for flexibility, core strength and muscle tone. However where is the cardiovascular component? Also I have always stressed to only stretch as far as you comfortably can, sometimes I think people are encouraged to go past physical limits of their sedentary body and then have a musculoskeletal injury. Range of motion will develop, but it takes time, just as it took many years of inactivity to lose that flexibility.