Exercise calisthenics #2

Exercise is Crucial

These days more people ignore exercise and just look for an easy way to lose weight. It is not necessarily their fault because we live in an age where convenience is given to us everywhere. We use automobiles to get to where we want to go instead of just walking like nature intended. Too much sitting is bad for our bodies and if we don’t get enough cardiovascular exercise then our chances of heart disease will increase. Don’t forget that heart attacks and strokes are one of the leading causes of death for men over 50. If you want to live a long and healthy life then you need to implement exercise into your daily routine as much as possible.

Two girls exercising (one doing a push-up here) and walking their dogs at Cayucos State Beach two-girls-exercising-cayucos-beach1

Getting Around the Excuses

People will make up a wide variety of excuses for why they can’t exercise. The most common excuse has to do with people not having enough time in the day to exercise. It is true we all live pretty busy lifestyles. We have to worry about school, job and getting enough sleep in the day. Where do you fit the time in to exercise? Well, fortunately cardiovascular exercise does not require a lot of time. All you need are 20 minutes in the day to devote to a simple form of exercise, like walking, jogging or running. You can go outside to do it or you can buy a piece of cardiovascular equipment to do it on in your home. No matter how busy you may think you are, you should be able to scrape up 20 minutes out of your day to improve your overall health. Some business professionals even put treadmills in their office and they will walk on them during their lunch breaks. All you have to do is get creative like this and you can achieve your exercise goals.

photos by: Ed Yourdon & mikebaird