What Is It?
Exercise - the act of putting body in motion - physical
exertion, especially for development, training, or keeping fit.
Did you know that 6 out of every 10 Americans don't
exercise - even though they are well aware of the many benefits of
Why? It's not simply that you can't go out and exercise
for 20 minutes three times a week - this is easy - it's only one hour out of the
168 hours or less than 1% of your daily time allotment every week. Then why are
so many choosing not to exercise? The simple answer is that you can easily
find a reason not to.
The three biggest reasons or excuses for not exercising
- Not enough time
- Not enough motivation
Not enough fun
Also, the word "exercise" for
many has become synonymous with being about as much fun as cleaning the toilet.
It's not a fun word and neither is the word "workout". You come home
from a long day at work and the last thing you need to tell yourself is that you
now need to "work" out.
We can easily fix that little negative mind
glitch by giving it a fun name. From now on when it's time for you to use that
"e" word, or that "w" word, use the word "funercise",
instead. It's amazing what three little letters can do for your motivation.
Doesn't that sound like much more fun? It works for me!
When you don't exercise because you feel you
don't have extra time or energy, you have it exactly backward!
The truth is that you don't have the extra time
or energy because you don't exercise! The more you exercise, the more
energy you have to exercise and the more you'll feel like exercising.
Not exercising can lead to all sorts of debilitating problems. The more obvious
ones being the ones you can actually see (the excess pounds). Being overweight
leads to many, many health-related and often life-threatening outcomes.
The human body is designed for movement.
Without it we start to atrophy and all our joints, muscles and organs begin to
malfunction. You know you need to move - now all you need is to make it FUN.
It doesn't really matter what you choose
to do when you're funercising... just that you do. Find something that
gives you pleasure, that isn't drudgery, that you look forward to, because why
would you do it if it wasn't fun?
Here's some "funercise" suggestions you might like to try:
For a serious, but fun workout that's easy on the joints, our exclusive new
simulates walking or running with less impact than when using a treadmill.
Your feet can glide backward or forward to work more muscle groups than a
stair climber. You'll get a stable and effective workout for hips, legs and buttocks. Work the movable arm bars while pedaling to tone and strengthen arm and shoulder
muscles, too. Put your glider in front of the TV and have a fun
workout while you enjoy your favorite shows.
Get your Elliptical Glider
strengthen your back and stomach. This is a fun
and relaxing way to unwind your day and reverse some of the effects
Get your Inversion Table
Exercise Balls are really fun
ways to get limbered up and it doubles as a chair, too.
Get your Exercise Ball
TSC Fitness Products (only in Canada):
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the search box for the best "funercise" equipment around! It's really
fun and easy for all fitness levels, plus you can multi-task
when you put this in your TV room and gazelle away to your favorite TV
shows or movies.
Get your Gazelle
Zumba Dance Workout Program
||Zumba is the South American fitness phenomenon that's sizzling its way across the nation! It's a workout that's calorie burning and fun -- a workout unlike anything else in the fitness world.
This is a really fun
way to get yourself moving and learn new dance steps
at the same time!
Get your VHS
Tapes or DVD
Richard Simmons - Blast Off The Pounds
||A fun way to blast off those
pounds with this amazing set of videos. Dancing around the house
with Richard Simmons is always
fun and easy for any age range.
Get your VHS