We all have a lot of activities to do, we all stay so busy that exercising becomes almost impossible and in some cases causes more stress than peace of mind.
But our health is a reflection of our quality of life and we all want to have a life full of quality.
The biggest obstacle to exercise is not in many cases our will or desire but our time, because we have so much to do that we don’t have time to exercise.
As a coach I had an experience that marked my life. Many years ago, one of my athletes told me that his father wanted to exercise but didn’t have the time.
After a few days when this father picked up his son from training he told me that because he had his own business, because he was focused on bringing money home, he didn’t have time to work out.
For over a year I stopped seeing this father until one day my athlete called me saying that he couldn’t attend training because his father had had a heart attack.
The situation had reached such a point that this father had to rest for more than 3 months, had to undergo expensive tests and take expensive medication, about 6 months later I found out that this father lost his business, his financial state was very disappointing and his life had gone into a rut from which he himself did not know how to get out, which had caused depression.
Although the story sounds negative, this is a real case, this can happen to us if we do not take care of the great and precious tool that has been given to us, our body.
Steps to improve our physical health
1.The first step to improving our health is to find time to exercise.
2.The second step is to know how we are doing and what we need to improve. Having a medical exam and blood tests may be the cheapest way to avoid stopping at a hospital.
3.The third step is what we call intelligent training, exercising without knowing what we are doing is not intelligent, so the proposal is to exercise intelligently, knowing first how we are so we know what we should improve and then how and when to do what will help us improve.
4.The fourth step is the variability in training, doing the same training over and over again leads us at first to burn some of the extra pounds of fat, but continuing to do the same thing for a long time will lead us to walk around in circles and get to the same place, so that the improvement stagnates and that’s why we don’t see the progress that if we notice in our beginning.
what tips we can incorporate into our lives to exercise and make it smarter
1.Be consistent, choose at least 4 days a week for exercise and get at least an hour out of there to quietly carry out an exercise plan that truly improves your health.
2.Get the equipment you need to exercise, as well as invest in your home by repairing it or by buying a good cell phone to be better communicated, so you should invest in your clothes and equipment to exercise, there are many stores in the country that can advise you on this.
3.Monitor your heart, getting a heart monitor is one of the smartest things you can do. The only way to know if you are overloading or not is to monitor how your heart works, remember the important thing is not when you do it but how you do it.
4.Take care of your technique when exercising, bad posture or bad technique can cause more problems than benefits.
5.Be careful what you do if you are not sure of the exercise you do and seek professional help.
6.Fill yourself up with energy, the best and cheapest energy we get from the air, so take a deep breath every time you exercise.
7.Go progressive, do not start as if you had been exercising all your life, go progressively increasing both the volume load (time you exercise) and the intensity load of the exercise (how hard you exercise).
8.Eat carbohydrate-based foods before you start your exercise session, even if you exercise immediately after getting up, carbohydrates provide the energy you need to exercise efficiently, eat very little if you do your routine when you get up in the morning.
9.Hydrate yourself, as long as you exercise with water or a moisturizer at your side, drink about 500 milliliters per hour of exercise.
10.Do a holistic exercise program, mix aerobic exercise, muscle tone and flexibility in one session.
11.Listen to your body, don’t do anything that you feel could harm you, if you feel that the exercise you do is bad for you, stop doing it, also if you feel that what you do does not produce the benefit you want to get, change your routine.
12..Enjoy the routines you do, if the exercises you are doing do not please you, change them immediately, you are here to enjoy what you do, not to have another obligation, do only exercises in which you feel good.