We today are generally very particular about the way we look and appear. Fitness is very important for having a good body as well as a healthy lifestyle. In order to make an appearance in public, we need to think about the dresses we wear and the way we carry ourselves. But, in order for the dresses to fit well, we need to have a perfectly fit body, on which every kind of dress looks great. In our hectic everyday schedules we forget or go loose on our fitness schedules. This is actually very wrong. If we have to keep working, then staying fit is integral.
Staying fit is a necessity
Fitness does not mean sweating it out in the gym. It refers to having a healthy lifestyle. It is not important for us all to have a lean frame with flat abs. What is important, is keeping the metabolic rate good and the body free of any ailments. It is important to have the right kind of food and do the right exercises, so that unnecessary accumulation of fat does not take place. With over-weight and obesity, it is not just the appearance that gets distorted. Many other problems like blood pressure, diabetes level, and bone problems arise with the passing years. Obesity is an enemy, which is really difficult to control. Fitness is like meditation. One has to make it a habit, such that it keeps the body and mind at peace.
A personal experience
It is quite difficult to stay fit and this I can say from a very personal experience. Though I have been really conscious about fitness and exercising, I have never been anorexic for sure. But, during the time of my board exercises, I went completely berserk with studies. There was absolutely no time for fitness, as all I was doing was eating and studying. Surely, I was inadvertently neglecting my fitness regime and by the time my exams got over, I was shocked to notice a marked difference in my body shape. There was a little protruding belly and baby fats here and there. I was completely out of shape, and it was the worst feeling in the world! Also, my face developed pimples due to an unhealthy diet plan. The inertia had to be shaken off and I tried to get into my regular routine from the next moment. After a week’s hard work and conscious food habits, I managed to somehow tone a few areas. Surely, losing weight is a much bigger ordeal than gaining it!
Being consistent on the routine
10 minutes on the treadmill is a big deal for me. Fitness experts are of the view that for maintaining a great body, 20 minutes on the treadmill is a minimum. It is very important to be consistent. If you are unwilling to slog it out every day, then at least a minimum of 15 minutes of running or walking everyday would be great. No matter how busy your schedule is; it is important to take at least 10-15 minutes of time out to exercise every day. Diet is very important. I generally avoid having too many carbs and oily stuff. The more protein-rich the diet is, the better it is for the body. The strength received from protein-rich diets is very helpful while exercising every day. Good food, good sleep and regular exercising are the mantras for the uber-fit and enviable body. So, those who are still wondering when to start from; my suggestion would be, the earliest the better. Taking baby steps and consulting an instructor, should be the first things to be done.