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Get Off Your Butt Today

Aug 17, 2007
It is time to get off of your butt. I am tired of hearing the excuses for not working out. Stop thinking of it as a chore. Start to think of just moving. What can you do now to start making Healthy Decisions in your life, right now?

All you have to do is start analyzing your day and figuring out what you can do to burn a few more calories or increase your heart rate. "I don't have time". No, that is unacceptable. You do have time. You just have to identify where the time is and use it!

Do you live near work? Start riding a bike to work. Start walking to work. Get up in the morning and walk around your neighborhood before work. When you get home you can do the same things. Just get up and do it. You need to. If you want to live a long healthy life you have to start doing something even if it is small. Start small and work your way up.

What else can you do? Does your work have steps? How many floors does it have? Walk them in the morning, walk them after lunch, and walk them when you leave. If you have to leave your floor to go to the drink machine or lunch room, take the stairs. Forget that crummy elevator. You will have more energy.

At lunch you could go outside for 15 minutes and walk around the building or down the block. "Oh! It is cold during the winter." you might say. Well, walk inside the building. Find a mall nearby and walk the mall for 15 to 30 minutes at lunch everyday. We have to make the time to increase our movements. You will feel good when you are your healthiest, start today! Don't wait. We procrastinate enough in life, now just procrastinate your procrastination.

What other options do you have that could allow you to get more exercise in your day? You could go golf on the weekend with some friends. Not only will you have a nice time with friends outside and unwinding you will get some physical activity out of the deal. How about try hiking in the woods, walking at the park with your spouse, friends, or by yourself.

You could get out and mow your lawn with a push mower. Any one of these will be some form of moving. We shouldn't become sedentary because when we do we lose what we have. It is like anything in life if you don't work on what you have you will lose it. You will lose muscle mass, you will lose your stamina; you will lose your vitality.

You have to get out and work on your health. We are living, breathing, people. Get up and show that you are alive. Feel alive. Dot it today, start now.

Now let's be realistic. Will you lose your way occasionally? Of course you might. We all do on occasion. What must be done is that we recognize we have lost our way and start over as soon as possible. If you go on a vacation, keep doing what you are doing if you can, if not make sure you get back to your routine when you return. Think of the implications just 30 minutes more exercise every day.

We would have better health. We might fend off sickness easier. We will be less stressed. We will live longer. It is very possible that if enough people started and got off their butt we could lower our health care costs. "How can that happen?" you might ask.

Well, if we are feeling better, getting sick less, and living longer, we are going to the doctor less, going to the hospital less and living longer healthier lives. This in turn utilizes less insurance and health care costs ultimately reducing the cost of insurance and our reliance on prescription drugs.

We can lead healthier lives just by doing little things. Lets all get started today. I commit I will do it with you. We can accomplish this in mass.

Always consult a physician before starting a workout regimen, supplementation plan, or diet.
About the Author
Joseph Simcic operates Big Daddy's Health Spot which provides over 3000 health products including natural herbal supplements and vitamins. Sign up for the newsletter for discounts.
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