Is it really cheaper to stay fit? What about all the cost of health clubs, workout clothes, expensive nutritious foods — and all the time involved? Why not just be an out-of-shape slob and save money? Well, surprise. It’s really CHEAPER to stay fit! Yes, the initial cost in time and money to get in shape is something to consider…but in the long run you save money by being in shape. Who want’s to be a lazy slob? When people see you in public, they look the other way. When you look in mirror, you regret it. So get in shape!
There are many benefits to being in good health and looking your best. There are the immediate benefits in how you feel physically. There is the improvement in your mental and emotional health. Think of how family and friends see you. Think of how much better you will feel on the job. Think of of how your life will be longer and happier. Isn’t it worth a little time and money? If you can afford to do it right, join a health club and get a trainer, who can recommend a diet that will clean your system out and build strong muscles. Get you lean and mean! There are a range of healthclubs, those for the younger and the older, those in exclusive areas and those where the average folks live. Pick out the one that fits your personality and lifestyle.
Ways to get in shape…there are many different ways to work on your body and health. There is Flexibility Exercise, which enhances muscles and joints . There is Aerobic Exercise, also known as cardiovascular exercise, which strengthens muscles and promotes strong cardiovascular endurance. There is Anaerobic Exercise, or weight-lifting, which builds muscles to enhance their size, strength, and endurance. Take notes of the range of exercises below that can help with flexibility, aerobic, and anaerobic health:
- specialized exercise classes
But what if you don’t have a lot of money to spend for expensive health clubs and personal trainers? There are good ways to get in shape on a budget. Exercise videos are cheap, even free on YouTube. Outdoor exercises such as walking and running can be free (other than the cost of good shoes). Use weights at home. Even chores can be turned into exercise!
Being in shape and benefiting from good health will improve your life in many ways. Just do it one step at a time.
- Develop a positive attitude.
- Keep close track of your progress.
- Put together a “commitment contract” with yourself.
- Find a friend to exercise with.
- Add more energetic activities to your daily routine.
- Decide on an “exercise regime” and stick with it.
- Switch up your routine once in a while.
- Eat and drink the right stuff; you know what it is!
- Make sure you have plenty of healthful food at home.
- Drink lots of water! Up to two liters per day.
- Get plenty of good rest; don’t wear your body out.
- Get a check-up. Consult your doctor when making changes to your health regimen.
Put down those snacks and turn of the TV! Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get to exercising.