So exercise huh?
The thought makes most people cringe but don’t worry, I'm not going to ask you to go out and spend hours in the gym working off your weight one kilometre at a time on the treadmill.
Instead you’re going to get a no nonsense approach to exercise anyone can do despite your current level of fitness.
Ok, let’s start the show by busting a myth or two along the way. Contrary to popular belief sneaking in a little housework during commercial breaks doesn’t cut the mustard. It won’t be enough to lose the excess kilos you gained over the years.
For exercise to be of any long term benefit you have to raise your heart rate for at least 45 to 60 minutes at a time for at least 5 or more times per week.
Now is walking around the neighbourhood or up stairs significant exercise? It may be low impact but it is better than doing no exercise at all and whether you realize it or not it still burns calories.
When you think of exercise what images do you conjure in your mind?
Is it of sweaty bodies squeezed into a tiny spaces jumping to pounding music? Exercise doesn’t have to be a torture; it can be enjoyable if you do it in a nice environment. You will be amazed at the amount of exercises you can do never once having to enter a gym.
Anything that gets your heart rate up for an extended period of time is considered exercise. Ease into it and begin to crank it up as your body gets used to it.
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My name is Dave Hagger, founder of Seriously Fit Bootcamp
As a fitness professional I frequently meet people who want to lose weight but just have no idea where to start.