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Are You Short On Time But Need Exercise?

By Tom Herrin

Sometimes we get really busy.  If we have jobs, we may have a hard time squeezing in all the things we need to do.  For that reason, too many of us don’t get nearly enough exercise.  And with the kinds of work so many of us do, we really need exercise.  Our daily routines don’t have much activity built in like they used to.  Like so many things, we are not likely to get anything done without a plan.  The good thing is that we can make maximize our time with careful planning.

You Will Have to Get A Little Short of Breath

No matter what we do, exercise is not going to do us much good if we don’t exert ourselves a little.  We can use that as a baseline for what we do.  It is a bad idea to go out and do something that will tire you to the point of exhaustion.  You have to do something that increases your heart rate slightly.  This will cause you to breathe a little harder because your heart is working to carry more blood to your cells.  When we haven’t exercised, our bodies are not very efficient and we will get out of breath quickly.  At this point, you have to reduce the activity and do something less stressful until you catch your breath.

You Will Need A Regular Schedule

Exercising once a week will not do you any real good.  Regular spacing is important.  Doing something every other day is usually a good plan.  This gives you a day of work followed by a day of rest.  This way you will be able to slowly build up your stamina and strength.  If you have to choose, you will most likely receive more benefit from doing aerobic exercises.  These will help you to improve your cardio efficiency.  Constant moving is the key.  An aerobic class or video, jogging, or jumping rope can all help to work on this.

Time Is On Your Side When You Plan

If all you can do to start with is 10 minutes at a time, so be it.  Exercise at that pace for a few times until you can add two or three minutes per session.  In a month, you will probably be up to 15 or 20 minutes.  You don’t want to rush it, but you want to make steady progress.  If you can work up to a 30-minute exercise session three times per week, you will see improvement in your overall health.  Let time be on your side.  Make an exercise schedule that works for you.  You’ll notice the difference in no time.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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