I so much enjoy helping people on their fitness journey and want to share with you how easy it can be to exercise more on your own term, that is, the way you want to exercise.
Eat less, exercise more (ELEM) is the key to lose excess body fat and there are countless books, articles and web pages on the ELEM principle. It’s usually dressed up to be really complicated but it’s quite simple: Eat less, exercise more. It’s really not that hard. See my last post for Eat Less.
Exercise more than you do now. That’s it. That’s how easy it is. Not exercise strenuously or hard or by doing something you hate doing, just do more than you do now and do it regularly.
Try this exercise on paper: Write down the exercise you do every week. Read what you’ve written. How can you do more of the type of exercising you enjoy?
To give you an example, one of my clients wanted to shed some excess body fat. She said that she wasn’t doing any exercise at all but liked cycling, so I asked her if she could cycle the 1km from her home to work and back every work day. Yep, no problems, and that was enough to get her going.
The trick to exercise more is to choose something you enjoy doing.
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