Whoever said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (I'm paraphrasing and it was 老子 [Lao Tzu]) said a very correct mouthful - and a very full one when it comes to diet and exercise.
Practically though, we're not all naturally athletic or even physically active, for that matter. The sad fact is, a lot of journeys to physical fitness and wellbeing are derailed before they begin simply because there is no hard or fast rules on where to start. My suggestion: start with being yourself.
It's true: even the most active people can get a bit unmotivated at times. And unless your profession entails a high level of activity, you have to make time for getting in some form of physical exertion. On any given day, you're going to wonder why you should even bother to move a muscle after you get home from work, especially if you spend the day stuck behind the computer - your eyes are tired, your brain is tired, sometimes even your heart is tired (emotionally, not physically).
What is the most common - and annoying, by the way - excuse for not working out or at least incorporating some activity into a routine? "I don't have any time". We've all heard it at least once in our lives. Sometimes from our own mouths - trust me, I've pissed myself off with that one. But there are ways to get around to being physically fit when you have an hour or less to spare.
The great number of us adults born between the late 70s to early 90s know what a busy life looks like and sometimes it can be difficult to even make sure a regular physical workout is built into our already-packed schedules. But here are a couple of my favourite by-products of mental exercise, which also illustrate why it is a crucial part of your health from a mental and a physical perspective.
If you've been working out for sometime now (or even if you're a fitness neophyte as of the last couple years or so), you will have heard or seen a lot of buzz about a workout technique known as the superset.