The way you feel about your body, your figure, and the way you look, has an effect on your weight loss success. If you do not love your body, then it will be hard for you to achieve your desired appearance. Most people understand very well that exercise is important for their overall health and well-being. However, one complaint that I hear most often,is that they just don't have enough time in their schedule for exercise, with the fast paced lives that most of us lead nowadays.
It's perfectly understandable after all, that if most of us are starved for time in our busy daily routines, we will find it extremely difficult to allocate sufficient time for exercise. However 10-15 minutes of exercise performed 3-4 times a week will do a lot to improve every aspect of your physical health. No special equipment or props are needed, and in fact a number of exercises can be done in the morning while you are still in your pajamas. Some routines may be so easy that you may be tempted to think that they are not doing much good as all, but if performed properly on a consistent basis, 10 minutes of exercise can get you in shape pretty quickly!
It is a matter of getting your head round it. If you start to feel that your body image is improving, in turn your weight loss attempts will be much more successful, and again in turn, your body image will
improve even more.
Here are a few exercises that you can do in just 10 minutes to improve your total fitness health, and they will have a very beneficial effect on your body image over and above.
Everyone can find ten minutes somewhere in their day for this, nobody will convince me otherwise. It only requires a little commitment on your part, so go for it and start the ball rolling!
Three Minutes of Sit Ups
- Lie flat on the floor on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
Place your palms on your hips and run them up to your knees, pulling yourself up by your stomach muscles.
Do as many of these sit ups as you can in three minutes.
Five Minutes of Step Ups
- Find a step of about 6-8 inches of height. Step up with your left foot.
Raise your right foot to join it.
- Take your left foot off of the step and then your right foot to join it.
Repeat For 5 Minutes
Two Minutes of Press Ups
- Lie on your stomach.
Bend your arms at the elbows and place both hands flat on the floor with your thumbs at shoulder level.
- Keep your toes flexed and on the floor.
- Push on your palms to raise your upper body.
- Your back and shoulders should be flat and your buttocks should not be sticking up.
- Fully extend your arms but do not lock them.
- Now slowly lower your body back on to the ground and repeat as many
times as your can in two minutes.
I am sure that may of you may already know the benefits of exercise, but the question is does it form any part of your life at present! If not,start now by making a firm decision to commit to it, begin slowly, then gradually work up to more and longer workout sessions.
The point of this article is to motivate you take action by showing you how very easy it is to make significant changes to your health and appearance by doing a few simple and enjoyable exercises.
I wish you happiness and the best of good health.