It is hard to squeeze in formal physical exercise time into one’s busy schedule.
Because of this, I have learned to form a creative way of getting some physical
work out into my every day activities.
For instance, I live in a building with many, many stairs. Instead of taking the
elevator, I make myself take the stairs – and to challenge myself I take two
steps at a time and go from there ’till I reach the top. And when I walk to get my car,
I would, deliberately take a longer way to get to it so I would add more physical
activity into my schedule.
Yes, this may sound simple enough, but a little physical activity here and there
adds up to maintaining a healthy body and mind. However, when I am able to get
some more spare time, I would definitely take advantage of it by adding more intense
aerobic exercises, movements that will give myself a chance to not only break a
sweat, but also a chance to pump my heart rate up and give myself the extra work
out I need in staying fit.
An alternative way of adding more physical activity to the schedule will always
be playing a game or a sport like basketball, soccer, tennis, or the likes that will
get me off the couch and away from the computer screen or comic book and out
into the open where I can inhale “fresh air” (I added quotations because the city
can only give one so much) and enjoy being a part of something where it can help
me maintain my physical form and help me reshape my mental side.
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