The world we live in is a busy place. Most people have at least two places they have to be in at the same time, every minute of every day. They wake up in the morning and they are already behind schedule. Maybe you are one of the people who wants a waterproof 4G phone so you can read your emails and answer your tweets while you are in the shower. That’s just the kind of world we live in.
Trouble is, when all day everyday is about getting stuff done, about multi-tasking and deadlines, it’s hard to find time for yourself. It used to be that people just drove to work and maybe listened to the radio; now there are laws everywhere to prevent people from emailing, texting and talking on the phone without a headset in the car. Life is really busy.
If you are the kind of person who never has minute for yourself from getting up to going to bed, it is a very real possibility that you are overweight. Actually, just the fact that you are reading this is probably a pretty good indicator that you think you are in need of some fitness help. Finding information about losing weight and getting into shape is one of the very real benefits of the internet.
And fortunately there are some things you can do, even if your to-do list is 14 feet long.
It is important to find a diet plan that you can live with. One that emphasizes a healthy kind of food to keep you fit and strong without adding extra calories to your day.
But it is equally important to find a way to work some fitness exercise into your daily life — even more important if you think you can’t possibly add another single thing to your day.
We live in a world of labor-saving devices. And many times those machines and other mechanisms take away opportunities for everyday exercise that can help us stay fit. So we have to consciously add those opportunities back into our day.
For instance, you don’t really have to circle the parking lot like a shark trying to grab the spot closest to the door. How many times do you spend even more time waiting for somebody to vacate their parking space than you would if you simply parked at the opposite end of the parking lot and walked to the store?
Do this a couple of times a day, whether it’s going to work in the morning or stopping at the store on your way home and this is nice friendly way to add some easy exercise into your day.
Going to the store for only a couple of items? Grab the hand basket instead of the cart. Doesn’t matter if you are going to get a gallon of milk or a bunch of bananas. Milk only weigh 8 pounds per gallon and carrying that through the store on your way to the checkout stand is a great way to tone up those arms. And you can always put your basket on the floor when you get to the checkout counter if it really gets to be too heavy.
If you live almost anywhere but in an earthquake zone, there should be stairs in many of the buildings you go to. Forget the elevator and use the stairs. It does take a little longer, but the benefits you are going to get by adding that little extra exercise into your day can really add up.
Even though we live in frantic world, there is no reason why you can’t take advantage of some of the fitness opportunities that come up in the course of a day. A little bit of weight lost, plus little bit better fitness, adds up to a great feeling of accomplishment when you get to the end of your day.