Colonial Insurance & Financial Services
Aug 02, 2013
Being active is the important ingredient in losing weight and getting in shape. Living an active life will not only help you shed excess pounds, but it also happens to be an essential aspect in living a healthy, long life. It’s when mankind stops being active that they open the door wide to heart and other fatal diseases.
So what exactly does it mean to be active? Does working out at the gym five days out of the week count?
There’s a subtle, but important difference between being active and working out. There are a lot of people that consider themselves active but aren’t, they just simply work out. And although it’s certainly a good thing to hit the gym that often, it’s not enough to be considered active.
The difference is that the active lifestyle is looking for opportunities to move and to exercise throughout the day. He is not content with sitting on the sidelines and letting life pass him by. He has energy for every activity and lives quite a full life. Because of his habits, he is able to continue being active later in life.
Although the workout guru is doing well with his morning routine, he will still likely find he has a gut at the end of the day, or lacks energy at the end. If he were to stay as active as possible throughout the day, he’d find a vast improvement in his mood, weight, and energy level.
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