This one is pretty straight forward. Instead of sitting around on your rear end get outdoors and go hiking. Stop doing that “sitting around sh*t.”
Many of us are sedentary. Unless you work at a physical job you are a sedentary person. I myself sit at a desk all day. Sure I exercise at the gym, but that doesn’t matter much. It is the constant sitting that takes its toll. So what should you do?
Sure you should go hiking. If I could go hiking every single day I would. That would solve a lot of problems for me personally. I met a woman on the trail last week and she climbs a mountain multiple times a week. She was very fast. However, I can’t and you probably can’t do that. You can go hiking on the weekend so do it.
Hiking on the weekend will improve your cardio and your resting heart rate will drop. I am almost 75 and my resting heart rate is 46.
Stay Active All Day
In the meantime, between hikes when you’re sitting on your butt hour after hour you can do something. Get up every hour and do kettlebell swings. If you don’t have a kettlebell use one of those cloth grocery bags they give you at the store and fill it with five five-pound water bottles (1 liter). Then every hour, get up and do those swings. Do 15 reps at least. Maybe every half hour. That way you are active all day which is best.
Does this mean you can skip the gym? No, the gym is necessary for mental stability. It is your daily Zoloft. Yes, it has been proven that exercise is the same as taking anti-depression medication (without the side-effects). Can you get addicted to exercise? Sure! So what? It is much better than getting addicted to many other things. And you probably won’t.
Don’t do it
Remember, don’t do the sh*t that you know keeps you fat and sick. Don’t eat the cookies and the donuts and the cakes and the ice cream. If you don’t stop doing that sh*t it will set you on a path to Type II Diabetes or even worse. Experts on the Covid-19 pandemic say that people at major risk are those that are obese.
Maybe you are not a sugar eater. Maybe you like salt so you eat chips and frys. Maybe, you eat fast food. Well, stop doing that sh*t. Your body will thank you. Your future self will thank you and you should be looking out for your future self all the time.
And once again go hiking!