Exercise is a MUST-DO if you want to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle.
I know you’ve been waiting for this part because a lot of people struggle with exercise. I know because I used to struggle with it.
But I’ve learned a few simple tricks that have made exercise a healthy and enjoyable habit.
Now I’m about to let you in on those tricks.
First, what is exercise?
I’m all about simplicity. So simply put, I say exercise is any physical activity that benefits your body.
There is no reason to complicate it. And you know how I feel. People have complicated what was supposed to be a simple healthy lifestyle and robbed themselves of its joy.
They’ve added unnecessary elements that make exercise unbearably difficult.
So what do I mean when I say that a simple healthy lifestyle requires some exercise?
I mean, in order to enjoy a simple healthy lifestyle, you must move your body in a way that benefits it.
But like I said, exercise was meant to be simple because your body was naturally designed to move. If people today moved more, they’d stave off problems that come with being immobile.
I’ve heard many excuses about why someone doesn’t exercise. I’ve used those excuses myself. They include:
- I don’t have time
- I haven’t found a gym
- And believe it or not, I don’t have a comfortable gym gear.
I considered these excuses. And then I thought: what if there was a way to bypass all of these and get the exercise that I know my body needs?
- What if I could remove time as an issue?
- What if I could exercise outside of a gym?
- What if I could use the clothes I have to exercise?
To remove the above as issues, I settled on the best solution:
Embed exercise into your daily activities.
Daily activities include but are not limited to:
- Doing chores
- Taking your children to school
- Washing the car
There are many more daily activities and all of them require movement.
Now thanks to modern technology, we no longer have to move much in order to execute our daily activities.
- Vacuum cleaners and washing machines have taken the load off household chores
- We drive to do our shopping and to take our kids to school
- Even better, we can order goods and have them delivered right at our doorstep.
- Instead of walking to a friend’s house, now we can just call them.
While technology was supposed to make our lives better, it has contributed to increased stagnancy of our bodies. We no longer have to do much to execute tasks.
On the other hand, technology was never meant to be a curse. You don’t have to buy every piece of technology out there if you have your own God-given, natural and functioning body.
If you move your body naturally, you’re bound to love exercise.
I didn’t use to love exercising. In fact I hated it, dreaded it every time I knew I had to do it. But that was before I discovered this secret. That exercise was meant to be enjoyable because it was meant to be something we did naturally.
Since then, I haven’t looked back.
I’ll share with you my daily physical routine:
- I do my chores, which include sweeping the house, mopping, doing dishes by hand and cooking
- I lift several full buckets to water our plants
- I walk to the store, the post office, pretty much everywhere I live
- I do laundry by hand
- I garden
These are only a few of what I do, and all of them require me to move my body a lot. I still get up at 05:30am every weekday to exercise for 30 mins.
But I find that on top of those 30 mins, I get a lot more exercise by embedding it into my daily activities.
Your chores might be different from mine. Whatever they are, try to use your own body to do them so that you can get the exercise you need. Especially if you are the kind of person who perhaps doesn’t like scheduling time for exercise.
There is another benefit of getting up early in the morning to exercise besides helping my body.
I get to spend time with nature that early in the morning. I breathe in the fresh air before anything corrupts it.
For example, this morning when I got outside, the setting moon shimmered beautifully. I watched it as I did my rounds, finished with a little bit of yoga still facing the moon.
After taking a bath, I went outside to look at the impending sunrise. The colors in the sky are just magical that time of the day. And when the sun does come up, the magic is just too much to take.
I’ll tell you, spending time with nature makes me aware of God’s presence more than doing anything else. And that is my ultimate idea of a simple healthy lifestyle.
Now my body just can’t get enough of exercise. I’m in great shape and my overall health is just fantastic.
My final word
A simple healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult when it comes to exercise. Just move your body as you go about your day. But know when to slow down so that you don’t end up doing more harm than good by wearing your body down.
If you haven’t tried exercising the natural way, just get up and employ what I’ve just advised and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Please let us know your thoughts about this post. What do you make of exercise? What are your struggles and successes regarding it? Your thoughts are valuable and they keep me blogging.