Choosing The Right Exercise For You
Let’s be honest here, the type of exercise you do all depends on you and what you like to do. What do you hate doing? Paying membership fees, whether or not to buy equipment are all things you need to consider as well as answer.
If you choose something that you don’t like to do, you aren’t going to keep doing it for a long period
of time. Give it some real thought – if you don’t like jogging, you aren’t going to get up at 6 AM and go
running. If you can’t find something you really enjoy doing, then the next option of choosing something you hate the least should be next on your list. For most just starting out it is normally walking.
Walking is a great exercise, as it is great for all levels of fitness. Anyone can start a walking program at
any time. The only thing that will vary is the duration and intensity level. Walking is also a social exercise,
as it isn’t difficult to find a training partner to chat with while you exercise. Walking with a partner will also make time go by faster, and that can definitely motivate you to get back into fitness.
To me it does not matter what exercise you choose, I just want as many people to get into fitness and stay healthy as possible. When you do start though, you should start at a low level of intensity and build it up
over a period of weeks, which is essential to the longevity of your exercise program. If you start
off too hard, you could end up with an injury which will require time off to get over. This is why I created the 7 Weeks Beginner Bodyweight Training Program so you do not need to rely on equipment and can be done in any room in your house, park, beach or RV. Yes I said RV….I told you I just want you to workout 🙂
If you are in really bad shape, you should start off by walking for 10 minutes each day. Then, increase it by 5-7 minutes every 2 weeks. Make things more fun and pick different routes as you walk on different days. If you do not have a dedicated training partner, you can have a different one for the different days of the week. If you wanted to, you could start directly at a gym, but you do not need to. If you do choose to they have loads equipment variety and normally have trainers on hand to answer any questions you may have. When you choose a fitness center, make sure that they give good service and you feel comfortable training there.
What I have learned over the years from teaching at different gyms and running my own gym is if they are not willing to treat you well before you join, then they certainly won’t after you join. You should also make sure that the equipment they use is well taken care of. If the equipment is making to much noise while others are using it, then chances are that they are not taking care of it to well.
If you still aren’t sure what you should do, then you should look into playing a sport. Most of us at some point in our life played a sport that we enjoyed. If you never played one, you should probably try it out, it is a lot of fun. If you haven’t exercised in a long time, then golf may be the best activity for you.