If you’re like me, and you live in the Western part of the world, you’re probably familiar with a little–no pun intended– term we all like to refer to as obesity; it basically means you’re carrying an abundance of excess body fat around and it could lead to a wide range of deadly diseases. The one thing I have to say is that these junk food manufacturers make it incredibly hard to for us to stay completely clear from them. They have some of the best, and most enticing, advertising , that it almost makes it next to impossible to just say no to what they’re pushing upon us. Even in their commercials, they portray it that if you consume their food-like products, you’ll feel as happy and lively as the people in them appear to be.
Growing up, I can remember turning on the tube for a little Saturday morning Saved by The Bell marathon session, and within seconds, being bombarded with an array of kids frolicking around with candy, or some high-fat burger. The crazy thing about it was that all these children, or even some of the adults, all looked like the most vibrant and healthy of people; this was all taking place while they were devouring all this toxic “food.” As I got older, I started to understand two important reasons why people would continue to go back, even though these kinds of products have been documented to not be beneficial to our overall health: convenience and low cost! Not only that, but we all seem to be locked in front of the TV, and aren’t getting the proper levels of exercise our bodies truly need!
This deadly weight issue had a stranglehold over me all throughout my teenage years; luckily, I got to a point where enough was enough and I got up and did something about it. The saving grace is that there are a number of ways to get up and get that body burning fat, and these are a few of the physical activities that get me going:
First things first, if you’ve got a family or a boyfriend/girlfriend, try and find a local hiking/park area because next thing you know, after all that walking and talking, an hour or two just went by!!
If you’re looking to throw some money down for a great investment, and you’re not into joining a gym, The Exerpeutic Elliptical Machine is another great option to get those calories burning, right in the comfort of your own home:))
You can also look into the local yoga or martial arts schools nearest you, and change your life–from the inside out:)
Another great option you can look into is running; just grab some shoes and set right out into the open roads…
If you’re open to getting in the water, surfing and kayaking are always great in the warmer months as well…
So, all in all, there is a litany of ways to get your body in motion, and to start eating more foods from nature. What kind of physical activities get you up and motivated???