Exercising Without Thinking About It

Exercising without thinking about it means doing your exercise routine with your mind so busy elsewhere that you forget about the effort you’re actually making.

Advertising claims loud and clear that physical exercise is healthy especially as you get on in years. To be honest, motivating yourself on a regular basis is no easy task.

A while ago, while I was exercising in the basement, the TV was hooked up to the living-room recorder. Although the sound was low so as not to disturb anyone, I found the program so captivating that I forgot what I was doing. It occurred to me that using the remote would allow me to watch whatever programs I chose at my own pace: I could stop  at any time and rewind at my leisure.  A few days later, I found out that an affordable system allowing one to control the main recorder was already available.

Since the system has been installed at my house, I exercise regularly and don’t think about it. On the exercycle, I follow a 36 minute work-out alternating between periods of high and low intensity.

Many people agree that working out on an exercycle while watching TV is easier. The big difference is being able to control the central recorder located in another room, all of this at little expense. After all, not many housewives enjoy having an exercycle in the den or living-room.