Exercise Thoughts

I’m a fitness geek.

I get excited about reading about exercise science (although, I must add a caveat: I don’t have a degree in exercise science). In my spare time, I think of new exercise combinations and routines. You don’t have to tell me. As I said, I know I’m a fitness geek.

I have some pretty defined opinions of what goes on in the fitness world, and much of it, like with diet, is hogwash. A lot of it comes down to marketing and money, and people buy into it, only to often times become disillusioned with exercise because a) they’re not getting the results they want b) it’s taking too much time/money/energy to do or c) it’s not enjoyable and exercise becomes a bore, or worse, something that is dreaded.

The fact is, exercise should be an extension of your daily living. It shouldn’t be compartmentalized into something you do for 30 minutes a day, “because I have to.” Movement, as I’ve said before, ought to be a part of your day-to-day activities, and structured movement (formal exercise) should also play a role.

I have more thoughts on exercise that I’d like to share. But for now, check out this amazing website by Clarence Bass, a man, who I’ve recently discovered but am very impressed already with the wealth of information that he offers through his website about everything fitness (and diet related).


Comments


  1. Whole Foods Vegan Momma
    on June 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm said:

    Tia: You're not alone. Working 8 hours at a computer or desk plus a long commute doesn't leave much time for physical activity, does it? Office jobs are one of the worst things for our bodies–sitting 8+ hours a day can wreak havoc on your body that is, IF you don't do anything to counter all the time spent sedentary. I think it would be a good idea to focus on high intensity workouts, ideally 60 minutes a day, or as much as possible. And when you can be active (like weekends and holidays), get out and move!

  2. Tia
    on June 6, 2010 at 11:08 pm said:

    What do you recommend for those of us that are stuck at a desk for 8+ hours a day, plus spending 2 hours commuting. It's really hard to be always moving under those conditions, so sometimes the 30-60 minutes in the evening is all I can get.

  3. Whole Foods Vegan Momma
    on May 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

    One of my favorite books for strength training with a mind/body twist is by Wini Linguvic entitled Lean, Long, & Strong. Gives you 12 minute daily strength workouts that are fun and challenging. I think you can get it off Amazon for $1 or less.

  4. Robin
    on May 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm said:

    I am right there with you. Seems like people only see exercise as either a nagging chore or a battle to the death. I am also a firm believer that it should be part of our daily life.

  5. tbsomeday
    on May 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm said:

    he is quite the interesting chap, eh?have you read any of his books?what book would you recommend for someone just starting out and wanting all around fitness motivation and ideas?