Sometime back I was attracted to the saying that we exercise to impress the neighbor.
Now I look at it as need based also. Weight loss is a universally accepted reason. Better health, keeping fit etc are others.
Walking perhaps is most common with gym visits, weight training and others in the list.
There are quite a few who exercise for the company of fellow athletes.
But then, after a time we want to see some results. Some adjustments are required for it to happen.
Research says that slower walking helps losing weight better than jogging or running. So there’s some science behind all these.
This is what I do now:
I have adopted intermittent fasting as a lifestyle. To compliment the weight loss. I do some slow walking.
I want to walk on stones barefoot, like I used to do in childhood days when chasing fish in the river. So my walking for fat burning is barefoot on the cobbled ground with enough pebbles to toughen the barefoot.
I have a dream to acquire six packs. So I want to lift weight, do push-ups, pull-ups and crunches.
I want to get rid of my lower belly and love handles. For this I do anabolic and HIIT workout.
I am looking at some medals in Masters Swimming competitions. So I swim like a trained swimmer.
I want to acquire some yogic benefits. So I do yoga.
That’s hell of a lot.