Fitness Friday: Do What You Love.....

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Real Estate Agent with Long Realty West Valley AZ RE Lic. #SA560004000
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You may remember the man pictured above, Covert Bailey.  His best selling book, "Fit or Fat" published in 1978 was a pioneering effort extoling the virtues of weight lifting and cardio vascular exercise to aid in weight loss.  In the '90's Covert was all over the airwaves singing his gospel to all that would listen.  And I was one of those listeners.  I enjoyed Covert's enthusiasm about health and fitness, but what I really liked about his approach was the practicality of it.  Covert understood that not everyone, in fact very few people, had goals or any notion of becoming a body builder, or an elite athlete.  He realized very early on that most people just wanted to be in good health, feel better, and look better, without having to spend hours in the gym everyday.  AND they wanted to enjoy it.  Which was the key to his program.  Doing what you love.  And I'm a big proponent of that approach too.

 

All of us have hobbies.  Some of us even have hobbies that are athletic in nature.  Or least at one point in our lives we did.  Whether it be swimming, running, biking, tennis, team sports, etc. most of us have participated in some physical activity in our lives.  And there's a good chance you enjoyed SOMETHING! Covert stressed to his followers to find that something and do it.  Get out there and do it.  And it didn't always have to be structured.  In fact, one of the tips I always remembered from Covert was his suggestion to get out of the gym for your cardio work.  The reason being is that if you're running or walking on the treadmill or riding the stationary bike in the gym it's too easy to just hop off when you get tired or uninspired.  Whereas when you're outside you have to get back home, so you have to either ride back or run or walk back.  You can't just stop where you are.  And therefore, you'd get more exercise. Mind you, this was before the profilieration of cell phones, so people couldn't just call someone to come pick them up.  But you get the point.

 

So in the vain of Covert Bailey, get out there.  Find something you enjoy, and incorporate THAT into your fitness routine.  You'll be more likely to stay with it and you'll reap the benenfits of better health, both physical and mental.

 

To better health.

 

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Rainmaker
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Shawn Jones
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Great Post! I've made walking every morning apart of my fitness routine.  During the colder months, I walk on my treadmill.  But I have to admit I enjoy walking in my neighborhood so much better.  It's just something about being outside, seeing my neighbors, and just experiencing nature. I completely agree that you have to do something that you enjoy.  Staying fit should be fun.

Feb 08, 2019 04:45 PM #1
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William Feela
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The key to fitness Is to do something. Just get up and move

Feb 08, 2019 06:54 PM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES the key is to find what you like/love to do....and then do it...consistently and improve doing it.... I hate the treadmill but I love walking the track holding 2 fifteen pound dumbbells in front of me and away from my body...at chest height....  I love strength training.... resistance machines and deadlifts with the hex bar....

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