Day 8 – Get A Great Workout!

This is Day 8 of Live a Healthier Life in 21 Days Challenge. If you would like to participate, please sign up here.

I am a day behind with my post.

I checked out the aerobic video on Youtube mentioned below, followed the video and did some exercise right in front of my computer. I thought it was a great idea.

There are several thousands of aerobic videos on Youtube you can use. No need to buy videos or join a gym or even leave your house. You can exercise right at home, any day, anytime, any weather condition. How convenient is that? There is no more excuse that you can’t do exercise.   

The following is from the 21DHL Forum.


Day 8 – Get a Great Workout!

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Today is Day 8, and our task today is to get a great workout! :dance::dance::dance:

Just like our diet, exercising is a core aspect of living a healthy life. Even if you eat your healthiest diet and meditate regularly, you can’t hope to be truly healthy without exercise. There have been countless research that shows a clear link between increased activity in life and better health. Research has also shown that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health, including increase of life span, lowering of risk of diseases, higher bone density and weight loss.

Hence today, let’s get out there and get a good workout! If you’re already exercising today as part of your 21-Day Action Plan, that’s fantastic!

Here are some tips to integrate exercise as part of your life:

  1. How can you increase your activity level on a daily basis? Besides the standard sports and running, exercise can also come in other forms, such as brisk walking and stretching. Choose walking over transport for close distances. Climb the stairs instead of taking the lift. Go for a walk in the park.
  2. Pick exercises you enjoy. When you enjoy your exercises, you’ll naturally want to do them. Exercise isn’t about suffering and pushing yourself; it’s about being healthy and having fun at the same time.
  3. Have a variety of exercises to choose from. Adding variation in your exercises will keep them interesting. Have in mind 3-4 exercises that you can do for your exercise sessions, and rotate across them to keep things fresh.
  4. Group exercises. Individual exercises are great but sometimes they might get a little stale. Pick some group exercises every once in a while and play with your friends. The fun will increase your enthusiasm by multiple folds and you’ll naturally give them your all.

Home Aerobics

I’ve had many times when my exercise plans get cancelled due to bad weather or other reasons, and it was very frustrating. Until I found a solution to the problem – Home Aerobics. It was a godsend. I’m now able to get my fill of 30 minutes of exercise whenever I need to, regardless of the weather! Simply load up 3 videos (each video is 10 minutes long), and get going with what the instructor in the video says! (Here’s a websitethat lets you download Youtube videos to your computer.

Here, I’m going to share an aerobic video, and feel free to get more videos here.

You can do home aerobics by yourself too! Set 30-40 minutes for yourself, play a few of these videos and follow what they’re doing! In fact nowadays, I prefer this to actual class aerobics now because it’s so convenient and you can do it in your room whenever you want to.

Continue this habit for the rest of 21DHL

Remember that exercise isn’t a 1-day thing – it’s a lifelong process! Add exercising into your 21-Day Action Plan (if it’s not there already) and follow up with your exercises when the day comes.