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Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Yourself #2 – Exercise Regularly

June 20, 2016
Simple Ways to Rejuvenate Regular Exercise

Rejuvenation! It sounds full of promise, a new start in life. Exercising regularly is important to keep you feeling healthy, active and full of vitality. Of course, exercise is mostly thought of as something we need to do – a chore. BUT, there are ways to exercise regularly and actually ENJOY getting fitter and staying that way.

Rejuvenate Yourself #2 – Exercise Regularly

To maintain fitness and healthy the recommendation for exercise is 150 minutes per week.  You can break that down to say 30 minutes for 5 days a week which is probably the easiest way.

 

So think about what activity you enjoy and do it!

There are so many ways to exercise – you don’t need to be sweating it out in the gym if that isn’t your thing.

Can’t get motivated?   Join a group or find an exercise buddy. 

The three main points to remember are:-

1. Exercise regularly – Make it a habit – just like brushing your teeth!

Schedule in your exercise into your diary just like any other appointment.  You go to the doctor and dentist for a check up, you make time to maybe have your hair and nails done, you make time for coffee and a chat – YOU CAN MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE which is good for your health.

2. Try to mix it up with cardio and include strength training

Incorporate Cardio and Strength Training into your program. Cardio is any form of movement that elevates your heart rate.  You could go for a brisk walk, run, swim or even lift weights.  Strength training is an important part of any exercise program and one that is sometimes overlooked.

Click here to read Why We Need to do Strength Training

strength training benefits

 

3. Get a health check BEFORE YOU START any new exercise program

Before you go trying to run a marathon after years of not doing any exercise, it is VERY IMPORTANT to have a physical and check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program. 

It is also beneficial to perhaps engage a personal trainer for one or two sessions so they can give you an assessment and write a suitable program for you to follow as well as showing you the correct technique to avoid injury.

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Next in the series will be….. #3 -Reflection and Mindfulness

Let’s Keep Sizzling!

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17 Comments

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues June 20, 2016 at 17:29

    You know how much of an inspiration you are to me, Sue.
    Yes, strength training is so important, mainly for women.
    Thank you so much for helping raising awareness.
    Have a strong week!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 21, 2016 at 08:29

      Oh that means so much to me Debbie – you are the inspiring one. I just try my best, I’m not a professional so I just write about my experiences. Thanks for your continued support. x

  • Reply Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle June 20, 2016 at 18:25

    Debbie is right, you are a great inspiration to us with your constant message of a healthy lifestyle. Keep up the good work we need your example to keep going.

    Kathleen
    Bloggers Pit Stop

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 21, 2016 at 08:29

      Oh thank you Kathleen you always make me feel so good about myself. Have a beautiful day my friend. x

  • Reply Jodie filogomo June 20, 2016 at 23:10

    You’re so right—it needs to be a habit, and then you feel so much better for it! Thanks for keeping us honest!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofsytle.com

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 21, 2016 at 08:33

      Thanks for your positive comments Jodie! If we look after ourselves we can then confidently use your fashion tips that you give us and make us look terrific.

  • Reply Wendy June 21, 2016 at 10:23

    I love seeing your pictures of your workouts (that has been the reason I’ve put on my shoes and gotten out there a few times!). I admit, this is the hardest change for me. Thanks for nudging me on!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 21, 2016 at 15:09

      Thanks Wendy! I’m no model but Mike and I give it a go and hopefully encourage others to do the same. Have a beautiful day xxx

  • Reply Bill @ The Money Professors June 23, 2016 at 06:23

    Great points about making exercise part of what we do. Combined with your article about eating healthy you have given the blueprint for everyone to live a healthier, happier life with more energy and more self-confidence. Well done!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 24, 2016 at 11:25

      Thanks Bill! Eating healthy and exercise are just two parts to being healthier and happier. We also need mental health and happiness as well. Watch this space LOL:)

  • Reply Carol Cassara June 23, 2016 at 23:31

    You know I am a huge believer in this advice! I support being active every single day to keep youthful.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 24, 2016 at 11:28

      I know Carol I enjoy reading about your gym sessions! The key is to be active – it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you keep moving!

  • Reply Faye June 24, 2016 at 23:53

    This is so important. Having just had my third child (at mid life!), I am definitely not in the best shape of my life. I used to prioritize exercise every single morning and somehow that has now slipped down the list. But I had an epiphany recently that I need to “just do it!” (Gee, wonder where I’ve heard that). So now, it’s no longer perfect. I can’t just head out for a 10 mile leisurely run anymore. So I do 30 squats while the kids are eating breakfast. Or a plank while they’re brushing they’re teeth. Lift the baby up and down 30 times to make him laugh and tone up those arms. And so far, little by little, I am seeing some results.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 25, 2016 at 09:14

      What an inspiration you are Faye! My type of lady for sure! We all have time to fit in some exercise however sometimes you just have to think outside the box like you are doing. Congratulations on your third child and yes lifting the baby up and down is certainly a work out! Good for you and keep up the good work.

  • Reply Melissa Ruddy June 27, 2016 at 08:56

    You hit the nail on the head about making your workouts an appointment you schedule. I have found when I started thinking of my workout this I know that is the time I take for me and it is just as important as any other appointment.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 1, 2016 at 10:49

      I know Melissa it is a good way to keep myself in check. I also have two scheduled PT sessions per week. As you say you need to take time for yourself – to me that is so important for our health and wellbeing.

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