So as I said I am quite busy at the moment with my work and have been thinking about physical exercise.
I’ve been writing a lot and this means that I have been less physically active. Which means that I have been forcing myself to exercise more than I normally would to make up for it.
So here’s 5 things that I’ve been doing to keep healthy when I have to sit down quite a lot:
- Don’t sit down all day
Try and get up and walk around, even when you don’t have to. Just to move your legs.
- Eat less
Match your calories to the amount of physical exercise you do. You do not need a Full English Breakfast if all you’re going to do is walk to the office and sit down all day. You don’t need that many calories. I’ve thought for a long time that cereal is a con actually. Especially for those of us in the West, we don’t work the fields any more (most of us) and so we do not need that massive amount of carbs every morning, it’s not necessary. Go cold turkey from cereal from time, you will see the results really quickly and the weight will drop off you. I’ve actually stopped having cereal on a regular basis and this started from last year. I lost puppy fat I didn’t even realise was puppy fat that I was just maintaining from having cereal as a habit/tradition and not necessarily something that I needed.
- Light exercise twice a day
In the morning do stretches, pull ups, crunches, skipping, run up and down your stairs (CAREFULLY), just so you do something to get the metabolism going in the morning. In the evening this can be for heavier exercise if you don’t have time in the morning, lift some weights, go for a run, it also helps me feel tired in the evening so you get a good sleep. Obviously give it a rest from time to time you can’t exercise alll the time.
- Drink Water
Just drink lots of water, you need at least 2 litres of liquid a day.
- Pray and read your Bible
Someone who is mentally fit is more likely to be physically fit! Reading your Bible is about improving your well-being. Do it!
1 Timothy 4:8-9 [NLT] – “ “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”  This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it.”
Hope that helps!