With hectic lives, many people think that they do not need to exercise because they already work in forced labor jobs or have an active life routine. Let’s talk about the differences.
Working hard does not necessarily mean working out. There is a difference between exercises and physical activity. Exercises are a specific form of activity, while physical activity is any movement that leads to the expenditure of energy such as sweeping, dancing, etc.
Jobs that involve lifting boxes, standing for hours, constantly doing the same movement for long periods can make you burn calories and use certain muscles, but the reality is that this type of forced and repetitive work sometimes tends to cause injuries. Also, the pressure to produce at work becomes constant stress. The exercises instead help clear the mind, the same fact of focusing on a goal (running 2 miles, or doing 20 repetitions of weights) is beneficial. Cardio exercises for example help to strengthen important muscles such as the heart. If you have a job that is forced and physically active, a daily exercise program will help you, even if it sounds ironic.
In summary, exercising will help you work specific areas of your body as well as work your muscles in a balanced way. Daily exercise will also help you lose weight since you will be giving other movements different from what your body is used to with daily physical activity. Having a daily exercise routine will help you to have better performance in your workday as well as better performance in your daily activities. So don’t give up on a healthier life. Start exercising today even if you think your level of physical activity is very high.
*Always consult your doctor first.
Katy Ogando- Canseco
Fitness Virtual Coach