Monday, May 18, 2015

Live Longer - Live Well

If your goal is to live a long, healthy, happy life and be fit and trim physically, there is no substitute for regular exercise. By building exercise and physical training into your daily routine you can achieve physical fitness just by making a few small modifications to your lifestyle.

Physical fitness specialists generally agree that you need to exercise 200-300 minutes per week to enjoy the maximum levels of physical well-being that are possible for you.

This means that you need to exercise between thirty and sixty minutes, five to seven times each week.

If you increased your exercise level to sixty minutes each time, five times per week, you will be in the top 1 to 2 percent of physically fit people in the world today.

I don't know about you .......but I want to be in the 1 to 2 top percent in the world......and I also want to live a long and healthy life.

Today I want to share a story from a book by Brian Tracy...... NO Excuses.

Maybe this story will get you Inspired and Motivated to start making exercise part of your life style and that is never to late to start.

Some Years ago, there was a sixty-eight-year-old woman living in a senior citizens' home who had never given much thought to physical exercise. She had worked hard, raising a family, become a grandmother, and was now living comfortably in a senior citizens' residence.

One day, she saw a television special on jogging. During this special, the interviewed a couple of people in their fifties and sixties who were running marathons. Some of them had started running later in life.

This sixty-eight-year-old woman decided she wanted to run a marathon as well. She drove down to a nearby store and bought the proper shoes for walking and running. That day, she began her exercise regime by walking around the neighborhood where she lived. Over the next weeks, she walked ever-greater distances. She bought books and sought out advice on how to exercise and train her legs for running.

After two months, she began jogging a little as part of her walking routine. After six months, she began running part of her walking and jogging routine. By the end of the first year, she had run in a mini-marathon in her local community.

By the time she was seventy-five, she had completed ten 26.4-mile marathons and two fifty-mile cross-country marathons. And the most remarkable thing was that she had never run before the age of sixty-eight.

So what's your excuse? If this sixty-eight-year-old woman could start exercising so late in life, why can't you?

Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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