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23
Oct

2013

Five Fitness Tips for the Not So Active Person

Helen Bush

For most of us staying fit and healthy is very important. You need to have a fitness routine and stick with it. This requires a lot of energy, and for some of us that can be a problem. We have to find ways to keep ourselves active and involved in the pursuit of staying fit and healthy to enjoy a happy and long life. Here are some ways to help you remain active and achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle.

  1. Join a gym. You need to exercise regularly, and at the gym, you will have the machines and assistance needed to help you stay on track. You can get a personal trainer to push you through workouts and make sure you are doing the exercises correctly. You can also find an exercise friend to help motivate you when you feel like giving up.

  2. Find a physically active hobby you enjoy. There is so much you can do in your free time. Why not use this time to get in shape? It is easy, all you need to do is find something you enjoy and look forward to doing. You could play tennis, hike, run or skate. Anything that gets you moving is helping you stay fit.

  3. Adopt a pet. Pets are a big responsibility, and one of the responsibilities associated with them is keeping them physically active. You can spend time walking or running with your dog. You can also play fetch or Frisbee too. Anything that gets you out and moving is a nice step towards remaining fit and healthy.

  4. Get involved in a sport. Any sport you choose will get you moving. All you really need to do is pick one you will enjoy. Whatever makes you happy will have you working out more and looking forward to the time you spend working out. It will also get you around others who will encourage you to work harder. It is a win-win for you.

  5. Avoid the television. This is a major problem for me. You can get sucked into a show and not realize how much time you have lost and how much junk food you have just shoved into your mouth. If you must watch television, like me, try to exercise while you watch. You could get a treadmill or a stair stepper, or you could do leg lifts while you watch. Any type of physical activity can help.

In today's world, we are endlessly looking for ways to stay fit and healthy, but we come up with so many reasons why we can't exercise. One of the main excuses is that we are just too tired to maintain our fitness routines. It is time to look past this excuse and find the energy we need to remain active. By using some of the tips above we can go out and lead the healthy lifestyle we have been looking for.

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.