Tuesday, September 23, 2008

“EXERCISE” – Your Investment to Good Health



Open the newspapers today and you will find a supplement to “fitness mantras”….Switch on the TV and you will find an exclusive “good health” show telecast….Tune in to radio and you are forced to listen to the R.J. giving you fitness tips or probably an on-air broadcast show on exercise and its benefits….

Let me first clear the air….……I do not intend to blog about how to stay fit!! I am sure the radio stations, telecasters, and print media have contributed enough and you and me by now know the tricks of the trait.

My experiences
I only wish to share with you my personal experiences….I was one of those kinds who never really moved my butt to go that extra mile (just to specify here….where working out is concerned)…..I always wished “Fitness came in a bottle.”

But then one day the fitness bug bit me too and I am glad it did. It has been 3-4yrs since I have been working out and believe me it’s a DRUG. Although I am not a hard core gym freak or someone who works out to build those muscles and curves, I do that little bit…

My idea to fitness is simple…..sweat it out with 45mins jogging ritual (5 times a week), eat very well stressing on home food (no compromises), at times feast on fast food but within a limit, sleep well (they say, 8hours of sleep is a must….make sure you wake up before sunshine…but this is a kind of difficult, a day has only 24 hrs).


Forms of Exercises,

  • Hitting it in the gym with muscle building workouts, running on the treadmill.
  • Sports such as squash, badminton, lawn tennis are another form of exercises.
  • Cycling is simply fantastic for the abdomen muscles, thighs and legs.
  • Hitting it on the roads- jogging, walking and running.
  • The so called “Aerobics”, which I believe is nothing but simply jumping up and down……I remember a saying by Rita Rudner here, The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, "If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it jumping up and down."
  • Yoga is good too.

Finally,

Exercise needs a lot of commitment……..it is a continous process. You cannot go on one day and then take a break of 10 days until you set out for your next session. The only difficult time for me when I think of exercise is the time that I wake up and I wish I could squeeze in another 30 mins of sleep until the time I get out of my home.

But, the fresh morning air, the open sky and empty roads (which is rare to see in Mumbai) sets my pulse racing. Since, I do not like the claustrophobic and static gym environment, I like hitting it on the roads…jogging and brisk walking…

Hope I managed to get your pulse racing!!! If you haven’t started exercising yet…please do so NOW…..do not wait until the 1st day of the next month to begin your workout regimen…believe me it never really works that way.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Until my next article, as I always say…..take very good care of yourself, God bless and make a healthy investment!!

If you would like to write to me with your suggestions/ comments/ feedback, please feel free to write to me at
simplymearl@live.com.

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