~Being healthy~

All of us grew to the saying “Early to bed and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise”. The first set of saying is very hard to follow by this generation; while many concentrate on the second part, which is being healthy. It is never too late to be mindful of being healthy.

Being fit and healthy is not only an hour of workout but also the impact of the food that we intake in the entire day. The number of calories that we consume is very important and so is the portion that we eat and the time of eating.

Working out is not only about losing weight, but it is about gaining strength, endurance and stamina. Being involved in a physical activity for more than five years, until now, I feel rejuvenated each day after an hour of intense exercise. The body feels light and it is the best way to start my day. Undoubtedly, it is a pain getting up in the mornings to exercise, but the result after an hour is worth it. Nothing better than a good morning workout to begin a refreshing day.

The workout could be anything that your body enjoys, could be a sport that one loves, or a new game that one wants to learn or it could be a combination of cardio and weights at the gymnasium. Some people run, some do Yoga, Pilates while some stay pumped up by taking up an aerobics class or Zumba. I think we owe some form of exercise to our body; it could be as lesser as fifteen minutes every day.

If we are trying to reduce weight, we need to burn more amount of calories then we are consuming, which means heavy workout sessions. One of the best workout form is kickboxing, and one of the best trainers that I have met is Eezy. The dedication for his trainees, the style of teaching, and the consistency of the level of workout is remarkable. He pushes one to the limit that one cannot imagine and the mixture of different combinations in an hour does not make the workout monotonous. There is a slight change in the form of exercise every day.

“One need not require fancy equipment’s in a gymnasium; rather the motivation is what is needed.” I like his saying and I have experienced this by myself. Using the staircase for pull-ups, chairs for power squats, he loves making the most of the things that is around. He also quotes that “People pay to eat more food with calories, and pay double to lose weight”. This is an irony that all of us are living with.

If you have been procrastinating that walk, or working out because of the cold, challenge yourself and you might just be surprised on how far you can go.

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