Being fit and healthy is something that all of us yearn for. Given the perks and benefits of being healthy, it is definitely worth yearning for. But the problem is that we are not ready to pay the price that comes with it; A recent report suggests that 40% of Americans prefer ‘going low’ on exercise. Likewise, only 15% of Americans are ready to change their eating habits in order to be healthy. It is no secret that you must have a healthy diet and an unwavering exercise routine to stay fit and healthy. But looking at statistics, we are not ready for it.
But change is difficult. It is easy said than done to quit your favorite food. Or, it is by no means easy to come out of your comfort zone and exercise on daily basis. So, the question then arises: Can you stay fit and healthy with the least amount of exercise? Fortunately, the answer is yes. You can be healthy and fit with the least amount of physical activity - but it takes consistency.
In other words, if you do the least amount of exercise daily, you can develop healthy well-being. Fitness gurus suggest that it is not the amount of exercise but quality and consistency that counts. This means that if you have an unwavering exercise routine - and you do it every day without any excuses - you can achieve the milestone. You do not necessarily have to go hard on yourself and hit the gym every day. Nor do you have to lift heavy gym equipment to stay fit. All it takes is regularity. This means you should have an easy-to-do exercise plan that you must execute every single day.
Consistency in Your Exercise Routine is Everything That Counts
Exercising is like brushing your teeth, says a Sports Science professor at Edith Cowan University, Ken Nosaka. She goes on to say that if you brush your teeth one morning and look in the mirror, you will see nothing. Likewise, if you do it for two days and look in the mirror, you will see nothing either. But one day, you will wake up and see the difference. One of the differences could be that you will not have a toothache, and you will not feel the need to go to a dentist. Secondly, you also notice one day that you have blistering teeth, and you do not suffer from bad breath.
So, it is not the amount of brushing that counts. Instead, the quality and consistency lead you to develop healthy and shiny teeth. Ken argues that it is the same when it comes to exercise. There is no shortcut. All it takes is regularity and consistency.
Although fitness gurus like Ken are not sure how long it takes - and what amount of exercise - to stay healthy. But they are sure that if you carry on your unwavering exercise routine, you will one day wake up and notice that you are fit and healthy.