Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Walk Towards Fitness

Fitness is a concern for many of us, especially those who live rather sedentary lives. Set up a walking routine, as one of the simplest things to do to get the needed exercise. You will find that walking benefits you as soon as you have taken the first few steps.

Walking is the one exercise that does not demand that you need to join a gym, or buy some costly exercise equipment. Of course, there are certain treadmills that can have you exercising in the privacy of your home. But they will require a fair amount of money and the space that you need to install this equipment. You will, however, need the right shoes and will be more comfortable if you wear loose and comfortable clothes when you go out walking.

Now that you are properly outfitted, start with deciding the time you will devote to your walk. Start with a time allotted of not more than half an hour, as this is something that you should be able to spare, from your otherwise busy schedule. Note the time, open the front door, and start walking. Decide on a place in your neighborhood that you can walk to. A park or open ground is the best if you are lucky enough to have this close to your home. Start your walk at a leisurely pace, till your body is warm enough. After this you can speed up and walk faster, but make sure that you never overexert yourself, especially for the first few days after you have started this routine.

Walk with as erect a posture as possible, and swing your arms as you walk, as this will give your entire body the exercise that it needs. Make the walking a part of your regular routine, and once this becomes a habit, you will be surprised as to how easily your body adjusts, and even demands that you go for a walk. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Fitness of the Mind is Equally Important

You have the ability to create your own mindset. Whether your attitude is positive or negative, is up to you. The ability to change your environment, the circle of friends, and attitude, is within your control.

Just like a computer absorbs raw data, so does your mind. Within your mind, a culture, within itself, has grown. Many people feel like they have no control of their own mind because this culture has become negative. The negativity is a result of past experiences, being in a negative environment, or being under the influence of unconstructive ideas.

Similar to a computer virus, you have to identify it quickly, to avoid letting it spread within your mind. You can also pass this virus of negative thinking to people around you. As a result, you are spreading negative energy around, like “weeds in a field.”

Much like a farmer, you cultivate too. The energy in your mind is the crop, and it is up to you, whether it is weeds or wheat. If you have a farm and let a field take care of itself; you will be lucky to have any kind of a crop, from it. 


This is the same with the energy within your mind.

You have to option to pick quality seeds: Information, in the form of books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s, lectures, courses, workshops, and seminars. This is learning, for the sake of self-improvement, and it results in a positive mindset.

However, your work is not finished, because you must still reinforce the lessons, and keep everything in a focused order. This might be compared to fertilizing, watering, and “weeding the mind.” You have to work at it continually or the weeds will grow back. This, my friend, is meditation, and one of the reasons why we meditate, in the first place.

Meditation is controlled focus on an object, thought, or task without judgment. 
This process makes it possible to look at all situations objectively. You can find solutions, turn negative situations into positive learning experiences, and create your own positive mindset. As a result of this, you will make new friends, reach goals, handle problems easily, and develop an indomitable spirit.

Remember the last time you made an accomplishment. That feeling and that ability are within all of us. It is a formula for success, but you have to take action. An action is something that the vast majority of people will never take. 

Learn to separate yourself from “the pack,” through education, meditation, and action.

Walk Towards Fitness

Fitness is a concern for many of us, especially those who live rather sedentary lives. Set up a walking routine, as one of the simplest ...