How to Get Your Body Ready for Exercise

Exercise is an important and effective activity that can help maintain, and even improve your health. But it is not just an activity meant to cut calories or burn fat. In fact, it can help change your overall disposition. Performing physical activities can help raise the level of happy hormones (endorphins) that you get. Endorphins can help give you a better mood which can help you decide which food to eat.

Your body’s design

Your body is designed to move. It wasn’t made to just stay idle and sit around. In fact, if you’ll notice the evolutionary changes in our body, you’d be surprised by the fact that it has the ability to adapt to different levels of physical activities that you can put it through.

If you see athletes or even those who regularly go to the gym, keep in mind that their bodies weren’t made overnight. It’s a product of a regimen that they do. But does it mean that you have to be an athlete? Absolutely not! You can be healthy even with just a simple regimen that can you follow regularly.

How exactly do you make exercise a habit?

It is important to make things fun in order for physical activity to develop as a habit. It can be adapting music to your routine and having a dance around the house, or even bringing your dog during your walk. The thing that you have to remember is to make things fun or making it habitual becomes much harder.

It could easily get boring to do a workout when you are not really in the mood. How do you get in the mood? Perhaps, try to do some activities with like-minded people, or schedule an activity with a friend. Organise something that will require your body to move without you feeling worried about what that thing is. Don’t organise a running team if you hate running! Make it fun.

What should the activity look like?

Workouts don’t have to be complicated. It takes 30 minutes of your time daily to have the best results. It is also a common trend to perform exercise 2-3 times a week. This can be as simple as walking to the shops instead of driving your car. Perhaps, you can climb the stairs when you could easily ride the elevator.

Exercising too little or too much?

The next question that you have to ask is if you are really doing it right for your body. How exactly do you feel after the regimen? Do you feel energized? Perhaps, you feel good about yourself? If you’ve done your exercise and you feel that your energy levels are down, why not adjust the level of your strenuous activity. Perhaps, try to minimize it.

If you feel that you are not doing an activity that you love, find ways on how to adjust the activity to make it more fun. Even if you feel like it isn’t making an impact on one particular day, stick with it! Over time both your mind and body will thank you for it.


It is important to have your regular dose of physical activity. However, it doesn’t have to be too strenuous. The tricky part about performing exercises is that the intensity differs from one individual to the next. It’s about keeping track of the effects of your workouts that could make the huge difference.

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