Does regular exercise improve the quality of your life?

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I try and exercise regularly but have such a hard time being consistent.

I found that when I am working out regularly I am more productive and more confident then when I'm sleeping more hours.

One of my goals is to really make it part of my daily routine to the point it becomes habit. I am really trying to get a routine together to balance my life.

I need to put in the hours of work to get the results of income and I need to exercise to stay strong and healthy while making time for friends and family. I anticipate it will take at least a year or two to get something down consistently.

Your habits are everything and they are the hardest things to change. But successful habits will guarantee you successful results.

What do you think? Anyone experiencing something similar..
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  • Profile picture of the author William Veasley
    You are not alone. I have been trying to exercise consistently, but always end up slacking off. Exercise improves how I feel and how I look if I stick to it long enough. The only way we get anywhere in life is being consistent, at least this is what I tell myself.

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  • Profile picture of the author JuanDestruct
    Well, I am TRYING. The thing is my muscle get sore for days, but that's probably my fault for being fat at the first place.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by JuanDestruct View Post

      Well, I am TRYING. The thing is my muscle get sore for days, but that's probably my fault for being fat at the first place.
      Being sore is the best feeling in the world. If you don't already have that mindset you need to adopt it. It means that you did your workout right, that your muscles achieved the necessary microtears that lead to growth.

      At normal levels, you should be healed up and rested within 48 hours. If you aren't yet push through the pain and force your body to adapt. It will, it is quite the efficient machine when taken care of.
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    • Profile picture of the author b2finc
      It get easier. Getting so43 happens even when you're in great shape, but your body handles it better then. Stick with lighter exercises until your body adapts. Good luck.

      Get fit it's more fun!

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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Kay
      Juan don't train to hard too quick. It just hurts your body and when you sore you don't wanna train.

      Take it slow at first and when you start getting fitter and your body starts getting used to the excersize, then you train harder.

      Slow and easy does it. Consistency is the secret.

      In six months you will be amazed at how you look and feel. Guaranteed!

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    And my answer is an astounding... YES.

    I like activities like Aikido rather than something like basketball or weight lifting because it also seems practical and not JUST... for fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    Originally Posted by isaacburks9z View Post

    I try and exercise regularly but have such a hard time being consistent.

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    If you are consistent in your exercise routine, you will find yourself consistent with others things in life you consider important to attaining your goals. And as such the habits that are a key ingredient in your success will easily be formed.

    And as Jim Rohn once said: "Everything matters, it all matters."
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    • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
      Originally Posted by Mary Wilhite View Post

      If you are consistent in your exercise routine, you will find yourself consistent with others things in life you consider important to attaining your goals. And as such the habits that are a key ingredient in your success will easily be formed.

      And as Jim Rohn once said: "Everything matters, it all matters."
      It takes certain elements to be in the state of consistency. Sometimes circumstances wont allow for things to be so smooth. Speed bumps can come along the way and throw a monkey wrench in your routine.

      I am getting to the point where things can slow down and run a bit smoother. Allowing me to develop the habits I want to form the person I am becoming.

      For me its hard because right now anyways. But it will get easier as time goes on.
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  • Profile picture of the author KickinConcepts
    Excercise does improve your quality of life.

    For some it can help improve your self-confidence aswell.

    I find that I'm 2x as productive on the days where I exercise in the morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author alivestock
    its my personal experience that after working hole night on pc when i go for a morning walk i feel so fresh and healthy and i just forget all of my tensions,i do some exercise , take deep breath of fresh cool air that's awesome .
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    • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
      Originally Posted by JuanDestruct View Post

      when exercising, do you guys use supplements or what?
      I do indeed take supplements in addition to my nutrient in-take of food. The main reasons are for additional proteins. You should be consuming 1gram of protein per pound of desired body weight.

      Depending on your body type you might need double the proteins. Protiens are what makes up muscle tissue. Carbs and Fats will vary on body type. You have ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph.

      I am a mesomorph so I need double the proteins and good cards and fats to develop a bigger physic. My goal is to grow muscle not weight loss.

      Amino acids, vitamins, fish oils are some great supplements to take for anyone if you have an active exercise routine. Its down to a science now days. Their are so many different products and some are a waste of money but if you know what to take you can shed body fat or gain muscle.

      If you want to lose body fast their are so many products that are cutters, a pill to burn off your excess fat. Take the pills, multi vitamins, and eat more healthy while you exercise just 3 days a week to start and you will slim down. Just some basics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nate Maurice
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillian W
    I actually just got back into exercising and it was hard at first since I've been out of shape for a while now. But once I got used to it and my muscles weren't as sore, it really is a good feeling knowing that I am able to keep up with my routine without getting too tired. I also feel more energized than before and with more energy, I can pretty much do anything!
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    Its funny I say its hard for me to exercise when I exercise 5 days a week minimum. I am taking about weight lighting to bulk up as my form of exercise work related exercise I am not counting.

    I want to get into bodybuilding that is hard and takes a lot of focus and dedication. Once you stop you shrink down. Its a constant battle.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by isaacburks9z View Post

      Its a constant battle.
      That's my favorite part about working out. It never ends, there is no finish line. You have to give 110% all the time or not only do you not get better, you get worse. It creates the ultimate metaphor for anything worth working towards in life. Say, business for example .
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    • Profile picture of the author roni994
      I start xercise with thought that i will constant to it for long time but as the days passed on, i get bored of those exercise. what thing make me constant to my exercise?
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Lobley
    I've tried before a few times and could never keep it up. I know it does make you feel good though. Just like any other hard work does.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannn1
    Doing push ups and sit ups every morning as soon as you wake up will change your life. It gives you a boost in the morning that is equivalent to a cup of coffee and makes you instantly alert. Also, after three weeks you will begin to see noticeable changes in your physique. I highly recommend doing this - you don't necessarily need to lift weights at the gym to get in shape.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetGeneral
    I've found that excercise has greatly improved my life.

    I have more energy during the days, I'm not so lazy.

    It also instills a kind of determination in you that you can apply to other parts of your life, like your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Sneen
    If you exercise without supplements, you are asking for trouble. Exercise uses energy. In other words, you are creating buring within the body. Burning is oxidation. If you don't use antioxidants, you are asking for trouble. You also need supplements, as you have increased nutritional needs due to your exercise, such as perspiration leeches minerals.

    Does exercise make a difference? Do you want to feel better, look better, and think better? Then...exercise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    I believe exercise makes a tremendous difference in quality of life!

    It's pretty hard to get motivated to do anything, whether it be work or play, if you physically have a difficult time getting up off the sofa.

    Just keep moving. Even if you just walk daily and stay hydrated you are gaining strength in your body
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  • Profile picture of the author Krassy
    I swim two laps every morning in order to wake myself up and warm up my body.

    On days that I've skipped it, I've noticed that I get tired much much sooner in the day than usual and my performance is lacking in certain areas.
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    For sure exercise gets the heart pumping keeping that muscle strong and the blood flowing keeping things running smoothly.

    I love the feeling of being "PUMPED" just feeling swollen muscle pushing the skin. When you start feeling that after working the muscle group, then you know you are getting their and starting to grow. I need to get that feeling again.
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    Certainly you can gain excellent physical benefits to a regular
    exercise routine of some kind. And the exercise can be as simple
    and rewarding as a daily walk, where you can give yourself a break
    from work and recharge your batteries. But even a daily walk
    involves you doing so on a regular "daily" basis. And establishing
    a habit may take some weeks before it becomes ingrained and
    you will seek to do it.
    And of course, besides the physical benefits of an exercise habit,
    there can also be attendant psychological and emotional improvements.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I think it does. You tend to be healthier, have more energy, sleep better, and have less medical issues with regular exercise.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeresteem99
    I tried doing exercise late night and it really feel that my body is improving and I feel light. It makes my self good.
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  • You don't have to do it on a daily basis. At least 3 to 4 times a week going to the gym or simply jog is good enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author maskmirror
    I'm not a neurologist, but I doubt if there's any doctor that will tell you endorphine release is bad for you...I find exercise gives me a natural 'high', the feeling I can achieve things...for some reason, I'm more confident in my work after having run 5 miles or so.
    I think it's a fact that regular exercise (that's regular, NOT excessive) improves the quality of your life. I think it's even been proven that regular exercise helps you live longer (along with stuff like eating healthy, not smoking, not drinking too much, wearing seatbelts, sleeping 7-8 hours a day)...
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  • Profile picture of the author emailwiz
    undoubtedly it does improve your quality of life and success. Whats the point of having money with no health to enjoy it
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    If you are not working exercise into your daily routine make an effort to start doing so a few times a week. When you are physically fit you are just more confident and people can see that in you and want to be around you more. Try and see if its a fact and works for YOU.
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  • Profile picture of the author bellakristen
    Practice makes perfection !!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author allmyposts
    Of course exercise does help !!

    you become more confident with a great body .. do more to help yourself and will surely stay in good health!!

    But the problem of deserting the exercise almost as soon as you start isn't new one .. one of best suggestion out there is ... to get a exercise buddy who will help you .. who will enforce exercise on you when needed and vice-versa!!
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Regular exercise really improves the quality of my life because it makes me more strong and healthy so that I can be more productive through out the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author H.Miller
    Exercise most definitely improves my quality of life. I just feel so much better after a good workout. When I first started working out regularly about 4 months ago I had to literally drag myself to the gym. Now its like I can't wait to get to the gym.

    It's really hard to be consistent at first but if you keep going it will eventually become a habit. And once you see your body start to change and you start to feel stronger it will motivate you to keep going.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Joseph
    All the above posts are so true. However not only is it good for your general health it is beneficial to your brain. An activity such as walking increases blood circulation to your brain while also increasing oxygen and glucose to it as well.

    As opposed to running, walking doesn't take up the extra glucose and oxygen, so when you walk, you are essentially oxygenating your brain.

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  • Profile picture of the author RoadCEO
    I try to work out 45+ mins a day mostly on my fake bike (pedals that sit on floor and you sit in chair) I like to pedal away as I watch tv or just sit there working out my task list for the next day. I have noticed doing this does help me focus better, sleep better, and accomplish more...
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    • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
      Originally Posted by RoadCEO View Post

      I try to work out 45+ mins a day mostly on my fake bike (pedals that sit on floor and you sit in chair) I like to pedal away as I watch tv or just sit there working out my task list for the next day. I have noticed doing this does help me focus better, sleep better, and accomplish more...
      Man I couldnt drive for a while and I had to ride a bike and bus around for some time. I got a bmx and road it everywhere. my legs go thicker bike riding is so good!!

      I still ride a stationary bikes sometimes, not even enough though. I run more now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alcon
    I think that exercise does improve your overall quality of life. I find that I work about 2x better and faster if I incorporate exercise into my daily routine.

    Staying fit also gives me more energy to do things throughout the day, it can help you to feel more confident, and can give you a mental toughness type of mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author zenmack
    Yes it does. All you need is 30 minutes 3 times a week to see an improvement in your health.

    I say this as a fitness professional with over 25 years under my belt.

    Find activities that YOU enjoy. Don't start with things that you dread or hate. Find things such as walking or cycling or dancing or whatever you enjoy to get you started.

    Just 30 minutes 3 times a week!

    Just to see some benefits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Freshmorning
    Mind training is what i practice along with physical exercise which helps me in my relationships and some business negotiations too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Green Moon
    I know that physical exercise improves the quality of my life, when I do it. Like some of the other posts above, I have a hard time actually doing it, despite the knowledge that it will improve my health, my concentration, my family life and my general well-being. I am by no means a couch potato - I walk to and from my office each day, which is a 15 minute walk each way. So I do get 30 minutes in some form, but not in strenuous activity or varied activities. I need to step it up.
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  • Exercising certainly does make you feel great! When you exercise, the brain sends a natural 'feel good' chemical to the body so you get this 'high' I've experienced this natural 'high' many times has anyone else?
    If you're finding hard to strike a balance between the two, work/exercise or simply not finding the time, then simply incorporate exercise in your daily routine,
    e.g. Getting off a bus one stop before yours and walking the rest, taking the stairs and not the elevator, walking to the corner shop for milk instead of driving there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    Yes Yes Yes I have a heart problem and had to go on a diet to save my life.
    The last 4 months I have lost 60lb and using exercise and a diet as well I have been taken of 4 of my health pills I have never felt better for a long time. Only 10lb to go and 1 pill left. i wish I had this doctor 20 years ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author heavysm
      Exercise for me is one of those must-do's that i just can't live without. Some of my online work sessions last several hours (when you get into the zone, you know?) so i have to counter act those periods of non-movement with very rigorous exercise. It makes me feel better after I've done with it and i know its good for me. Like eating all those nasty vegetables as a child :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Mattias
    My day ( 6 days a week) starts with Beachbodys Hip Hop Abs, the only type of workout I actually find funny..and I have tried a bunch of workouts. After working out I do about 30 minutes of meditation and then I feel all set to face all the challenges the day has in store for me .
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    • Profile picture of the author healthmeds
      In order to get a lean body, you really need to physical work out on a regular basis. Instead of just working out each and every once in a while, put in place a standard time for you to training and do it daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebiz1
    I like this one:
    "Physical fitness is the basis for all other forms of excellence''
    -John E Kennedy
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    • Profile picture of the author JakeAng
      I find exercise so helpful, it gets you pumped up and ready for the day, it makes you feel good, and it's healthy. So why not?
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    • Profile picture of the author andyredsox
      Originally Posted by ebiz1 View Post

      I like this one:
      "Physical fitness is the basis for all other forms of excellence''
      -John E Kennedy
      So true.

      Keeping yourself physically fit means pushing your body's limits. This is a hard thing because people always want to stay in their comfort zone.

      It will develop confidence and self-reliance.
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  • Profile picture of the author ImWendy
    Originally Posted by isaacburks9z View Post

    I try and exercise regularly but have such a hard time being consistent.

    I found that when I am working out regularly I am more productive and more confident then when I'm sleeping more hours.

    One of my goals is to really make it part of my daily routine to the point it becomes habit. I am really trying to get a routine together to balance my life.

    I need to put in the hours of work to get the results of income and I need to exercise to stay strong and healthy while making time for friends and family. I anticipate it will take at least a year or two to get something down consistently.

    Your habits are everything and they are the hardest things to change. But successful habits will guarantee you successful results.

    What do you think? Anyone experiencing something similar..
    Exercise is not only important to help you lose weight and/or stay in shape but it helps you mentally as well. By that I mean it helps your brain function much better and if you need your brain to help you make a living (much like in the IM landscape), then it behooves you to give yourself an advantage in that regard.

    Not only that, I've heard of a few instances where someone is exercising and while they are doing so, they come upon some idea that turns out to be life changing. So yeah, I do believe that exercise can and does improve the quality of your life and in more ways than just making yourself look good at the beach!
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    • Profile picture of the author Brant
      Yes, regular physical exercise has almost ineffable benefits. For exercise to benefit you, you neither need to be a great athlete nor involved in competitive sports, but you do need to be disciplined and intense about it.

      Oh, and let me tell you: "three days a week" is not good enough. At the least, you need it to be every-other-day. (Mathematically, sometimes that does work out to three days per week, but it will then be four days the following week.) Furthermore, as healthy and beneficial as brisk walking is, it does not count as "exercise" unless you're talking about going for long hike of at least five miles with at least half of those miles being uphill. Raking leaves and gardening are not "exercise", either, although as with common brisk walking both activities are good for you. Yoga is only "exercise" if it's of the "core strength building" kind. So, just don't let yourself get fooled by the "lazy American" notions of exercise.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitnesslover1
    without a doubt exercise and fitness will increase the quality of your life substantially
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  • Profile picture of the author infinityplr
    Same here. I definitely agree that everyone needs to sweat their pounds away to have a productive day. But I also find it hard to make it consistent. I enrolled before to a Martial Arts Training that took only 2hours ever three days. I finish the whole packages of the gym but I didn't enrolled again.
    Then I thought of having just a simple morning run everyday, It took me two weeks before I stop doing it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaasmit
    That also happens with me dude!
    I also have some bad habits like you.
    But we all should avoid this type of practice for my own health.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    I have the same "problem" as you... Not training regurlarly. It's like you say better to train and sleep less. You need to get your pulse working for about half an hour each day. Your blood will flow faster around in your body and you will get more oxident to your brain. This means you will have more energy and easier to think clear when exercising. But I suppose everyone knows this.. It's not impressive! The impressive is to exercise often
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  • Profile picture of the author go4glory
    Yes regular exercise has helped me in many ways. I'm less lazy now, have more strength than before, have started to know the food I'm taking, sleep well now, above all, the exercise time takes my mind off all the stuff of the world.
    I've also heard that Mind starts to work sharper after exercise, but I can't say that for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author cwill184
      100% exercise is beneficial. You never feel bad when you come out of the gym. I always feel more relaxed and mentally peaceful after training. If you are going to do it push your self though. Don't go half pace.
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  • Profile picture of the author origin
    a tip for commiting to exercise : join a sports team of some sorts where you are expected to show up. most towns / cities have amateur leagues and if you join one of them, not only do you get fit having fun (playing a game) you are also a team member and other team members expect you to show up.

    so now, if you do not "show up" not only are you letting yourself down, you are letting your team down. This does not have to be an all out "committment", I play rugby for a local amateur club, in the 2nd team, we practice twice a week and play matches on a saturday against other teams in the area. now I have fun playing a game, my mind is not stuck one "having to get fit" and I am answerable to my team if I do not show up. i dare not let them down.. this alone makes me stick to the exercise regime...
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    I am still trying to get going on my daily exercise routine. I need something sorted out first before I can really get going.

    I know it sounds like an excuse and might be but you have to be consistent if your not then your results will not be that good. So I need to make sure I know I can be consistent. I still walk regularly and on occasion, a day or two a week exercise which for me is slacking big time.

    I would like to see myself doing some form of exercise daily.

    How about you???
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  • Profile picture of the author scsheldon33
    Originally Posted by isaacburks9z View Post

    I try and exercise regularly but have such a hard time being consistent.

    I found that when I am working out regularly I am more productive and more confident then when I'm sleeping more hours.

    One of my goals is to really make it part of my daily routine to the point it becomes habit. I am really trying to get a routine together to balance my life.

    I need to put in the hours of work to get the results of income and I need to exercise to stay strong and healthy while making time for friends and family. I anticipate it will take at least a year or two to get something down consistently.

    Your habits are everything and they are the hardest things to change. But successful habits will guarantee you successful results.

    What do you think? Anyone experiencing something similar..
    Yes, I experienced the same. I am really not good at it though but I tried. At the outset, I still managed to wake up early ( I prefer early workouts than anytime of the day), do my personal routines and go out for a walk. After several turns in our village, I then go in my mini-gym and do some stretching.

    After a week of staying healthy, I see good effects like being more positive each day and staying energize the whole day working to earn money. But, sad to say that I didn't pursue that healthy habit. I even didn't reach to a month, funny me

    I hope I'll be back on that good habit soon and keep it going continuously
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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertGA
    I do YOGA and MEDITATION to fit myself physically and mentally. Meditation help me to constant on my work.
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  • Profile picture of the author vCr8
    Even simple stretching exercise can help... It can energize you if you do it regularly, it will help promote good blood circulation. While heavy exercises are good if done 2-3 times a week more than that you might end up with a sore and tired body.
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  • Regular exercise definitely improve work ethics and gives a good feeling for the whole day. I personally like to work out in the morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    healthy and nutrition goes along way. consistency is key...
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  • Profile picture of the author Marlin Winters
    yes, no doubt in this.

    exercise relax the mind as well as body. I do regular exercise for one hour in morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Yes 100%,regular makes me healthy and energetic .
    I can give proper concentration to any work.
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  • Profile picture of the author ellisd
    This works for sure, you must try it out
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    I agree! When you get up and run in the AM you fill yourself with with unlimited energy to have an awesome and productive day. I did it today =-) The challenge for me was getting myself to bed early so I can get up with power in the morning at the time that I want to.

    A great quote that can help you stay focus is..."The pain of discipline is far better than the pain of regret."

    Say that to yourself when you feel like not getting up or when you feel like not exercising and JUST DO IT.

    Best of luck! =-)

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  • Profile picture of the author essexlad2k11
    I try and exercise 4 times a week by either running or playing sport. It gets me to use up all of my days energy so that when i get to bed, i'm not wasting time laying in bed trying to get off to sleep when i could be doing stuff. Helps me live life to the max so each day is a complete day of doing things and I spend the minimum amount of time laying in bed. Definitely thinks this has improved my quality of life since doing it
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  • Profile picture of the author kasei
    Yes I think that after I started jogging regulary the quality of my life improved. At least the way I feel about myself has improved and I am feeling better in general.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony Gibson
    More energy, increased libido, increased alertness, enhanced energy-field, increased confidence, enhanced self-esteem = Peak State! Vital for High Performance.
    Absolutely!

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  • Profile picture of the author codycode
    Moderate consistent exercise is all that is needed to maintain a quality life. You will feel better, more motivated and have a better attitude. Combine that with a health diet and you will be astonished how much better you will feel. Others around you will notice your change and be more acquainted as well.

    Start a consistent regime ASAP if possible
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  • Profile picture of the author Links Sales
    something good habits will produce a good, try to keep self busy in achieving the target
    so that the target becomes a habit that is easy to achieve
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  • Profile picture of the author wave carl
    regular exercise is parallel with a healthy body and mind..does improves life
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  • Profile picture of the author jackiej21
    Yes absolutely - good intentions and all that and it can so easily fall by the wayside - I think you are right, exercise needs to become part of the routine of your life to ensure it gets done regularly
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  • Profile picture of the author jwoodywoody
    Have to agree with a lot of what's being said on this thread; it really is common sense. My job involves me spending a lot of time in front of a computer, and my business partner and I both have a penchant for junk food, especially curry.

    Over the last 5 years I have put on an alarming amount of weight what with my high calorie lunches, and alcohol drinking in the evenings, plus the lack of motivation to exercise; this all lead me to put on a lot of weight and for my cholesterol levels to rise. I knew I had to do something about it as I was struggling to tie my own shoelaces and my work rate was suffering.

    So I decided I'd get a dog! I also eat a lot more healthily nowadays, hardly drink at all during weekdays, walk my dog religiously for a few hours every day, and my work rate is so much better now as a result.
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  • Profile picture of the author AchTi
    Of course it does. My problem is that I get too big too fast and I have to buy new clothes or else mine fit akwardly but the $15K I spend on a purple label, I could use for something better like adsense or copy writers
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  • Profile picture of the author Koffing
    There is simply no replacement for what exercise does for the brain.

    For the last week I've been getting up, drinking a full glass of water, and then running 1+ miles.

    Results? I've finished more work in 1 week than all last month, at least I feel that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    I definitely feel better when I am exercising regularly and when I feel better, I perform better in my work.

    Also, I find that I need to exercise regularly or I start to have trouble with a chronic back problem. When my back is troubling me, I can't sit for very long and sometimes laying down doesn't help either. If I can't sit, and especially if I am experiencing pain and discomfort, then I can't concentrate properly and then I can't work properly. This also has an emotional effect on me.

    So, regular exercise definitely does improve the quality of my life.

    GT
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  • Profile picture of the author geraldspins
    Most definitely! Exercise greatly improves blood circulation to your brain.. Without sufficient exercise, I feel tired most of the time. You don't necessarily have to exercise everyday though its recommended. If you're busy during the weekdays, then exercise during the weekends!
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  • Profile picture of the author faeyanpiraat
    I'm not sure if it counts as advertising, but I would recommend you to read "Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade". It is a very good book about exercising at home without any equipment, or expensive supplements. The book is good for beginners and professionals too. The schedule is very easy at first, then it gradually gets harder. If you follow the schedule correctly, then after 1-2 years of exercise, you will be able to do one handed vertical push-ups, and stuff like that.
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  • Working out actually relieves stress that business can often times cause and provides your body with more energy. Eating right, meaning proteins and lean meats will also boost your energy. The junk food will rob you of your energy and make you feel lazy.

    working out will also make you look more physically attractive and boost your overall confidence too. Go ahead, make it a habit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taika
    Mind-body connection; it has been proved by modern science beoynd any shadow of doubt...and has been known by wise since the dawn of the man. And it goes way deeper than many would (like to) believe...anyway, I would say reqular exercise improves anyones life who does it. It certainly improves mine, in so many ways.

    There is no reason to make it "hard" or "difficult" to start exercising. You should enjoy doing it. Find a form of exercise that suits for you, your unique character. Something that brings joy into your life. For example, some people enjoy team sports, some prefer individual sports. Some likes to dance with a partner. There are almost unlimited ways to get/stay in good shape...while enjoying it. Even ways that you probably have not heard before. DonĀ“t go and try to do what everyone else is doing, unles ofcourse you genuinely like it. So many ppl when they hear the word "sport" or "exercise" or "game" think something like gym, soccer, basket ball...or whatever is popular among their friends or in the area (city, country etc) they happen to live in. Find the exercise that attracts YOU and it should become easy to do it regularly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tkyles1009
    Yes, Yes, and Yes! I'm a absolute witness. 4 months ago I was always exhausted lacked energy for simple things. So I started insanity best decision of my life it seems like the pounds are literally falling off daily and I eat much better now as well. I honestly feel like a new person
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    Hey Isaac,

    I had the same experience. I just started caring about my body this year and I feel great. My energy levels are high and I can manage stress easily. Also, I get to do work without any troubles. It really helps.

    As for the difficulty of exercise, I suggest that you choose one that you enjoy. As for me, I enjoy running. It makes me feel free and gives me a reason to go outside. It decreases the exertion that I have to do when exercising and just makes me show up.

    Keep on going. You have to take care of your body if you want to get more out of life.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheEliteWarrior
    I've read "The Millionaire Mind" by Professor Thomas Stanley and from his research he has determined that most millionaires exercise regularly. Another book that I read that was recommended by Eben Pagan whose name I can't recall now mentioned that regular exercise increases your "stamina" and allows you to work longer if you so choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author HKarver
    when I exercise in the morning, it actually seems to give me more energy during the day. And then I sleep better at night too
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    im back in the gym daily finally in a position where i can be more consistent. things are starting to mellow out..
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  • Profile picture of the author REVAva
    So true! I work at as a webmaster and it si so easy to keep working but excercise and/or sports make you so much more productive and fresh in your head. I just function much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author dxter
    Yes, healthy body = healthy mind
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  • Profile picture of the author masterbizcoach
    15 minutes jogging every morning before drinking your coffee will do.
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  • Profile picture of the author densho
    I practice martial arts for over 13 years now, and I can say that there is a big difference before a man who practice some kind of sport and lazzy one. To know what I'm talking about you must do it yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Elss
      Originally Posted by densho View Post

      I practice martial arts for over 13 years now, and I can say that there is a big difference before a man who practice some kind of sport and lazzy one. To know what I'm talking about you must do it yourself.
      I agree densho. I haven't done it for thirteen years like you, dont know about all martial arts and it may vary depending on the school. But what I DO know is at my taekwondo/hapkido class (actually been out for awhile due to shoulder injury) you will get one heck of a workout. On the flip side, one doesn't need to get that aggressive with their workout regimen to succeed at being healthy and fit. Just jogging, walking, or riding bike for half hour or so 3 times a week can do wonders. Add a little weight lifting in there and you will feel on top of the world. If I go a stretch of time with no physical activity, my body AND mind know it.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    Exercise definitely helps a number of things you feel better because of the endorphins, you are likely to have a better quality of life simply from being healthier and you will be able to do more things because health issues will not prevent you from doing so.
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  • Profile picture of the author EnterIn
    I love getting into the flow of regular exercise. I find that it changes the way I feel. Actually, you have just reminded me to start again. I've noticed that I've been feeling a litlle fatigued of late. When I think about it, it's probably because I've been working all day everyday and then completley chilling out on weekends. I need to get ma blood moving again.

    I don't think that it will take you a year or more to get into the zone. 3 months maximum and it will become a habit.
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  • Profile picture of the author bonniecolvin
    Yes yes yes, exercise is the perfect way for me to get into the zone. I take morning walks and by the time I get back, I have a plan on what I want to get done. Walking is the best for me because I can let my mind wander without having to focus a lot of attention on what I'm doing (I usually walk the same path). Besides, it is a very good wake up.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmtechno
    Recently i was diagnosed with high sugar. Results of a sedantary lifestyle coupled with too much soft drinks. A friendly doctor advised 30 minutes of walk everyday. It has worked wonders for me till now. My BP is normal, sugar is down and i an enthusiastic about marketing again!

    IMO, regular moderate exercise should be done by all people who make a living off the web.
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottGordon
    If you're having trouble sticking with it, then exercise with someone else. Then you each have someone you have to be accountable to. It also means that you will schedule it (if you're just doing it by yourself, it's easy to skip or let it slide off your schedule.)

    Put it on your calendar first, then don't let anything bump it off.

    I used to swim 3 times a week because it was good exercise but also because I had back pain which it helped to relieve. So I found that when I told someone I couldn't come to their meeting because I had to go swim, they were miffed.

    However, when I told them I couldn't come to their meeting because I had a physical therapy appointment but that maybe I could change it, they'd say, "Oh, no, no, no. You should go to your P.T. appointment." So I did. And that's what it was and it's why I was doing it -- as physical therapy (which was far more important than their meeting.)

    So, consider "reframing" it for yourself. Don't call it exercise. Call it your "Strategic Success Session" or something that is more positive and related to your goals.

    Exercise will clear your mind and it will move your lymph around (which cleans the toxins out of your body but which has no circulatory system of its own and is only activated by the movement of muscles, etc.)

    Exercise will give you more energy, improve your health, help you sleep better and reduce your stress levels.

    But maybe best of all (for those of us here at the Warrior Forum) Exercise will make you RICH! (because while you exercise, you can sort out your day and brainstorm your current project. If you're doing it by yourself, exercise can be the time you get to spend with yourself and your own thoughts, without the world barging in and interrupting your mind and sense of well-being.)

    Exercise should be a key component of all your entrepreneurial projects.
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  • Profile picture of the author noahamsterdam
    Exercise and a healthy diet should go together.
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  • Profile picture of the author isaacburks9z
    I am back in the gym daily and i feel so much better.. i am feeling better about myself..

    it really helps when you are surrounded by healthy in shape guys it makes you want to get it gear and lift..
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  • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
    I've absolutely experienced the same thing. There's a time to work and a time to let the "steam" out, and also a time to rest and relax.

    Every Wednesday I've been doing this workout:


    Been doing this every week for the past two months and not only do I feel great after every workout, but my girlfriend has also noticed my posture has gotten straighter and muscles have been developing. It's a great workout that I recommend for anyone to push beyond their phyical and mental limits.

    It's important as IMers who are usually always in front of a computer screen to take care of their body, especially backs. There's no point in having a whole of money if you don't have the health and vitality to enjoy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    Upon my personal experience I defiantly find so. After sitting down for 6-7 hours a day I go to the gym and workout everyday. Keeping my body active has allowed me to be more focused, straight minded and have more energy.

    I found it hard at first to do but after a few months it's become almost routine now that I do it.
    At least run 20 mins a day non-stop.
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyBabb
    When I exercise on a regular basis it makes a huge difference in the quality of my life.

    I feel better all day and I get more done...
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  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    The way I see it, you live in a physical body. Your brain is housed in that physical body and so is your heart, the seat of intuition. Exercise is good for your body, so of course it would have a positive impact on your life.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvawalter
    guess i should start exercising even it's just 30 mins a day.. hmm cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author aliveder
    Healthy body, healthy mind.

    Exercise to keep yourself fit, and not in pain down the road.

    Eating a healthy plant based diet makes you feel lighter, as well as decreases your chance to get cancer and heart disease.

    I used to exercise 4 days a week. Then I had problems with business which lead me to not exercise for a full year. I can tell you that it really changed the way I feel and look. When my body shape changed I also became more critical and had lower self esteem. Thankfully now I have a more stable lifestyle, and built myself a home gym, so I don't have any excuse not to work out.
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  • Profile picture of the author surferchris
    Adding exercise to my life, has deeply changed the way i feel. It improves your self-esteem and concentration to name a few.

    It is something that can be done in a matter of minutes, and if you are trying to balance the pros and the cons. You will definitely just see the pros.
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  • Profile picture of the author surferchris
    "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
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    crush meritocracy be the best you, you can be,.,.
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  • Profile picture of the author successproducts
    Most definitely habits run our lives. Good habits take 21 days to gel but only 7 days to break. So take out your calendar and try to make it 21 days consistently.
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      Originally Posted by successproducts View Post

      Most definitely habits run our lives. Good habits take 21 days to gel but only 7 days to break. So take out your calendar and try to make it 21 days consistently.
      Absolutely, 21 days is exactly what it takes to create a new habit. I'm doing the same as I'm typing this watching mind movies every day for 21 days straight for mind reprogramming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coach Anna
    I believe that it is a factor. And that somehow your mental attitude towards physical fitness exercise may also reflect on your response to family and career. I believe that a healthy person will want to be healthy not also in the outside but also in the inside.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaesarSEO
    Originally Posted by isaacburks9z View Post

    I try and exercise regularly but have such a hard time being consistent.

    I found that when I am working out regularly I am more productive and more confident then when I'm sleeping more hours.

    One of my goals is to really make it part of my daily routine to the point it becomes habit. I am really trying to get a routine together to balance my life.

    I need to put in the hours of work to get the results of income and I need to exercise to stay strong and healthy while making time for friends and family. I anticipate it will take at least a year or two to get something down consistently.

    Your habits are everything and they are the hardest things to change. But successful habits will guarantee you successful results.

    What do you think? Anyone experiencing something similar..
    I do exercise regularly and usually spend 1 hour at it almost everyday, and that definitely seems to improve my confidence and my concentration levels a lot. Of course it also keeps me fit and sexy but that's a bonus, lol.
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