Exercising is also a key role to play in this journey too. Low impact exercises are great – like walking, swimming, pilates and yoga. Exercising comes to you once you have changed the way you eat. Exercising will soon become second nature – you will be full of energy – so exercise would no longer be a chore or boring to you. You will feel the urge to exercise in order to keep yourself fit. Indulging in low impact exercises at least 3-4 times a week will really make such a difference to your wellbeing. Try it and see what results you attain.
Yoga is so good for the mind, body and soul. It stretches most parts of your body other exercises can’t stretch! Its good for the lower back, shoulders, thighs, lower abdomen to name but a few and its all low impact. Try yoga exercises at least 3 times a week.
Pilates is similar to yoga – used by athletes and if you have an injury and need to make it good, pilates is a fantastic exercise to repair most damaged parts of the body. I know because I suffered with lower back pain years ago and between pilates and yoga, my lower back problem disappeared. I must say you have to continue exercising in order that the injury does not return.
Swimming is one of the best form of exercising. Swimming stretches most parts of the body and again and very relaxing and beneficial to the whole body. If you can swim at least twice a week, that would be a major achievement.
Walking is a fantastic exercise. If you usually drive or take public transport, try walking instead if the journey is a short one. Try walking up the stairs and escalators as often as you can. All the above exercises will improve the shape of your body and in time you will reap the rewards and exercising will not be a chore but a benefit which you will enjoy participating in.
Also visiting the gym and using the apparatus like the jogging machine, the strider, the rowing machine are all machines which work on all parts of your body. Participating in low impact exercises in the gym is a good way of getting yourself familiar with the apparatus and once you learn how to utilize the machines, continue making headway and finding a way to enjoy your exercises because it all then becomes easier and more fun. Find the exercises that you enjoy and stick with them. The more you enjoy exercising, the better you feel and the fitter you will become. Exercising becomes a way of life and if you can allow yourself to benefit, the benefits you receive back is well worth it.