Each and every one of us has a little voice in our head that tells us to exercise more and eat less. Sometimes we listen; sometimes we simply reach for that half eaten quart of ice cream in the freezer. Regardless of the volume of our inner health conscious, we all could benefit from more energy in order to enjoy our lives. Obviously our diet and exercise levels dictate our energy levels. Simply put, the better your diet and exercise routine, the more energy you will have. In case you are having troubles maintaining your energy level, try these four no-cost exercise tips which may give you a little boost.
1. First, you may want to start with a simple routine. If you have not exercised in a while, start with an “intense” walk. Yes, calling a walk “intense” may seem a bit ridiculous. Intense simply means pushing yourself a little further than you are comfortable with. If you are used to walking a half mile a day during a normal day, push yourself to walk three-quarters of a mile during a continuous session. Such a walk for an out of shape person will have them sleeping soundly at night and invigorated in the morning.
2. If you are unable to walk due to health reasons or weather, make sure your home exercises target your large muscle groups. Your upper legs, or thighs, is a great muscle group to target. Squats or walking-lunges are a great exercise to start with. The best part about these exercises is that you don’t need any special equipment. Simply using your own body weight for these exercises will boost your energy.
3. Once you want to increase your challenge level, start running/jogging at your comfort level. A great method to employ is via running ‘post-to-post.’ This means finding a street with evenly spaced land marks, like telephone poles or mailboxes, and incorporating a run between every other landmark. This is a great method and will give your heart a well-deserved workout as it boots your energy.
4. Lastly, and this last suggestion could actually save you money, start eliminating those services you pay for and start doing them yourself. This can include eliminating lawn services and paying for car washes. Yes, doing these choirs is time consuming, but when you are considering your health and energy, you should make time.
Energy levels should never be taken for granted as you won’t miss it until it is gone.