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Choosing The Right Exercise For You

Choosing The Right Exercise For You

The type of exercise you do all depends on you and

what you like to do.  What you hate doing, paying

membership fees, and 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 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 like to

do, choose something you hate the least, which will

normally be walking.

 

Walking is great exercise, as it suits all levels

of fitness.  Anyone can start a walking program at

any time, it’s normally the intensity and duration

that differs.  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.

 

No matter what exercise you choose, 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.

 

If you are really in bad shape, you should start

off by walking for 10 minutes each day.  Then,

increase it by 5 minutes every 2 weeks.  To make

things more interesting, you should try walking

a different course every few days.  You can also

roster a different friend to walk with you each

day of the week.

 

If walking isn’t your thing, then you may want

to try a fitness center.  They have loads of

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.

 

If they aren’t 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.  It’s easy to

find out, as all you have to do is listen to the

machines.  If they squeak a lot or make noise,

then chances are they aren’t being taken care of.

 

If you still aren’t sure what you should do, then

you should look into golf or tennis.  Both are

good social activities in most areas, and you can

even meet new friends.  Tennis is great for fitness

although it isn’t for someone who is just starting

out.  If you haven’t exercised in a long time,

then golf may be the best activity for you.

 

Austin Preferred Editorial Staff

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