Now that January is here, if you are anything like most people, you are on a diet and exercise regime. And, if you are like most people, you will throw in the towel by the time February greets us. Why do we give up so easily? As far as the diet goes, most people go full force by eating practically nothing and then overdoing exercise. No wonder most people give up on the New Year’s resolution.
But, today I saw a blog by Nachshon Draiman. He spoke of the drudgery of exercise such as jogging, walking on a treadmill and other mindless activity. Exercise can be…well, boring. That’s why most people listen to their IPODS, watch tv etc. while they are exercising. Hence, that is why it doesn’t last.
Nachshon Draiman talks about playing tennis for exercise. It’s fast paced, it’s a game and can be a lot of fun. You can practice by yourself by hitting the ball against the wall, or you can call a friend to play a quick game or two. The trick is to make it part of your schedule. And, not only is it good exercise, Nachshon Draiman states that tennis is very much a thinking game. So, it helps exercise your muscles and your mind! Try it.