Why Working Out Should Be A Game You Play Long Term

 

The news/the internet has always got a new scientific report on the benefits of working out.

 

Very much like the reports on what’s healthy and what’s not.. you know one minute Milk is good for you the next it’s not.

 

This can leave you very confused indeed in what is actually the score and what is just nonsense.

 

If we religiously followed these reports, we would be left with huge anxiety, overweight and confused into what is the truth here.

 

So my advice to you is to stop looking at all of these reports from scientists and get up from your sofa and get active.

 

Every day, you can do something that requires physical activity.

 

To put delays on your workouts is very short sighted, with long term effects such us aches, pains and chronic diseases.

 

You can work out in the Gym, outside or at home!

 

Two out of three of those options require zero money, because your health investment comes first, even if you go to the gym the first down payment is time.

 

The excuse of not having any time to look after your own body is a lame one in this day and age.

 

The time spent on your phone on social media or playing app games, is again, short term thinking.. when there are countless apps available that you can use to work out right where you are.

 

Making time and getting into a routine which will make great habits is long term thinking, because you’re thinking of your body not just in its current state, but what it will be like in a year from now, 5 years from now, 10 years from now, 50 years from now.

 

If your mind is so fixated on today, it’s easy just to brush it off and say ‘tomorrow’, of course as we all know well, tomorrow never comes.

 

If we change our mindset and switch to thinking of this as a lifetime investment where we will pour in our time and effort to make a conscious decision to get up and walk that bit further, run that bit quicker, lift that bit more weight.

 

Rather than delay, delay, delay which is really nothing, nothing oh nothing again, then you’ll find out that whatever your body looks like now, in the long term it will be drastically different.

 

That’s just on the outside; the insides will be much more costly.

 

That’s your money, time & sanity put in the hands of somebody else because you decided to only think of right now.

 

We can talk about these benefits all day below..

Aerobic power, Reduction of Blood Pressure, Lowers Type 2 Diabetes, Maintains Immune function, Reduces Body fat, Helps us Lose Weight,

Bone strength, Muscle Mass, Energy Booster, Reduces the risk of Arthritis, Better sleep at night etc.

 

As you can see, it looks really good to read, but it’s useless to you if you don’t act, because you can do something everyday.

 

So why wait?

Many people are afraid to work out for some reason or another.

 

I understand there may be a  lack of confidence.. but it’s not always about weights and running, you can also walk, those of you who can swim do it.. anything but Netflix and pills!

 

I hope this will serve you well and have you getting up from the sofa and getting active in whatever capacity that maybe.

 

This body of ours is a vehicle or a temple you must maintain it so it’s running optimally or else…

 

 

THAT’S IT!

 

 I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

What Activities Will You Start Doing More Of ?

 

What Lessons Have You Learned From Your Own Experience From Being Short Sighted When It Comes To Your Health ?  

 

How Often Do You Skip Going To The Gym?

 

If You Workout At Home How Do You Find It?

 

What Do You Make Of The Scientific Reports About Healthy Eating

From Your Media Source?

 

What Did You Make Of This?    

 

Of course Any other questions are always welcome, just leave a comment below

 

Until Then, Ciao

We  Look Up

Karim David

The Healthy One

132 Comments

  1. Jasmijn Groothedde June 10, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Running.

    Reply
  2. Lise Pedersen June 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I’ve gained so much weight I’m glad I found this site.

    Reply
  3. Nicole Bradley June 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    This was a good reminder for me thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      I’m glad it was Nicole.. thank you so much for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  4. Lucy Cunningham June 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I want kick start my running it’s something that I’ve been putting off but not anymore.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 19, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      Go for it Lucy let this be the time where you running starts.. and don’t look back, ALL THE BEST!

      Reply
  5. Elisa Marsh June 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I skip the gym a lot but I understand i must find out
    my why’s I’ve heard you speak on this before, I’m going to write it all out.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      Yes it’s best to do this so you know what it is, and then work from that space.. all the best, I BELIEVE IN YOU ELISA 🙂

      Reply
  6. Julian Ryan June 19, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you for the support.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      You’re welcome Julian 🙂

      Reply
  7. Chloe Murray June 19, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    This has pushed me to start taking charge of my own health.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 19, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      I’m proud of you Chole, let this be the first day of a healthier you.. I’m here for you, meal plan and programs up top too! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

      Reply
  8. Sandra Johannesen June 20, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I don’t take much notice of the news on food because as you said it changes every so often.

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    1. Karim June 20, 2019 at 11:39 am

      I feel you Sandra. Thank you for sharing that with us Too 🙂

      Reply
  9. Vibeke Elkjær June 21, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I’ve become so much more since coming here thank you Karim.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 21, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Wow that’s powerful to hear! I’m so happy for you that this platform has made you much more.. thank you for sharing this with me Vibeke 🙂

      Reply
  10. Sisse Povlsen June 21, 2019 at 8:26 am

    This has got me doing press ups!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Yeahhhhhhh Sisse GO GET IT! 💪🏿😂😂😂

      Reply
  11. Éanna Barrett June 21, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Thank you for the motivation.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      You’re welcome Éanna 🙂

      Reply
  12. Sebastian O'Mulligan June 21, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    I’m working on your workouts on your site, a nice way to start now!

    Reply
  13. Lucas Morrison June 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

    I’ll working out at home and going to the gym after reading this.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 22, 2019 at 11:25 am

      🙂 So happy to read that Lucas 🙂

      Reply
  14. Kyle O'Madden June 22, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Thanks I really needed this boost today.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 22, 2019 at 11:26 am

      I’m glad this was that boost for you Kyle.. thank you for letting me know 🙂

      Reply
  15. Ciarán Callaghan June 22, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I skipped far too many but I loved what you said here . I need to think of my self in 50 years time, this will push me not to be
    so lazy 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim June 22, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Yes the long term gets you thinking lol.. Thank you Ciarán for letting me know you liked it 🙂

      Reply
  16. Casey Gardner June 23, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I always worry about all of the scientific reports because it really scares me, what’s in what you know.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 24, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Yeah it’s best to learn as you for example coming to the site, thus you will feel more empowered and less fearful.. but thank you for sharing that with us 🙂

      Reply
  17. Laila Hussain June 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Yes I admit I’m very lazy so this was a sharp reminder.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 24, 2019 at 2:37 pm

      Well at least you’re honest ha.. I’m glad it served you well Laila 🙂

      Reply
  18. Erica Murphy June 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I work out at home but I don’t have much weights to use, what should I do?

    Reply
    1. Karim June 24, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      You don’t need any weights at all if you don’t wish to have them. There is bodyweight excerises you can do, and that’s using your own body weight as the weight!
      I have some on my video section plus there’s tons on YT.. There is nothing stopping you now Erica, and thank so much for asking me this question too 🙂

      Reply
  19. Mason MacGeoghagan June 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Scientific Reports on food is just tosh to me.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 24, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      It really depends but too much chop and change only after a few months, plus relying on Uni reports from their studies from class and then that making the world wide news is a joke in my eyes.

      Reply
  20. Nathan Ellis June 24, 2019 at 1:14 am

    I’ll start working on my health everyday.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

      I hold you to that Nathan.. I want weekly reports hit me up and use this site as a base to learn more neat tips 🙂

      Reply
  21. Zack Baker June 24, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Loving the content keep it up Karim 🙂

    Reply
  22. Aubrey Gardner June 24, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I like the idea of seeing myself at 50 I want be able to run around still at that age.

    Reply
  23. Remi Foster June 25, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    I’m walking for an hour per day now.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:16 am

      That’s great Remi, I’m so happy that this has pushed you to do so.. thank you for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  24. Alan Morgan June 25, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I already have Type 2 and I want to get of the pills so I’m going to work hard on my health.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

      Yeah type 2 it can be and will be done, check out the info about type 2 on the site this will really help you out.. Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂

      Reply
  25. Tom Goldsmith June 26, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I skip way more than I should.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:18 am

      No more skipping skippy 😉

      Reply
  26. Lee Davis June 26, 2019 at 7:12 am

    I love working out at home, I use weights and bands.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Go Lee! I’m happy you have found this love and found a way to workout at home, see Di1’s it can be done 🙂

      Reply
  27. Molly Hart June 26, 2019 at 8:51 am

    This helped me so much thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:20 am

      You’re welcome Molly 🙂

      Reply
  28. Julia Murphy June 26, 2019 at 9:50 am

    I skip the gym all the time, but I will start working out more gym or no gym.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:21 am

      All you need to workout is you.. the place is not as important as you, once you decided I’m going for it deep inside of you, there’s no stopping you Julia.

      Reply
  29. Jo Bates June 26, 2019 at 10:32 am

    I don’t focus on the news so I don’t, but I like to learn about the body.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 26, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Fair play Jo.. the human body is fascinating to learn about.

      Reply
  30. Tony Potter June 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks for the top tips bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim June 28, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      You’re welcome Tony 🙂

      Reply
  31. Gail Reid June 27, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I don’t normally skip the gym unless I’m called in to work.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      Then that’s not too bad then Gail 🙂

      Reply
  32. Alex George June 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    I do homeworks at least 5 days a week.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 28, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Home workouts you mean aha that’s great Alex, thank you for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  33. Jodie Wells June 28, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Should I pay for the gym even if I can’t afford it?

    Reply
  34. Jon Wright June 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Great tips Karim 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim June 28, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks Jon 🙂

      Reply
  35. Marshall Duncan June 30, 2019 at 2:55 am

    This was really good thanks.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 30, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      I’m glad you think so Marshall 🙂

      Reply
  36. Michelle Sutton June 30, 2019 at 5:22 am

    I like running 3x a week.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 30, 2019 at 5:11 pm

      Cool Michelle keep at it 🙂

      Reply
  37. Danny Sharp June 30, 2019 at 5:43 am

    I’m gulity of always thinking about today, you make a lot of sense here.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you for your honesty Danny 🙂

      Reply
  38. Sam Day June 30, 2019 at 6:16 am

    I liked the advice a lot.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 30, 2019 at 5:12 pm

      I’m glad you liked sam.. Thank you for the comment.

      Reply
  39. Paul Fisher June 30, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I’m not even thinking about the next day let alone in 50 years, that really shocked me! Well thank you for sharing that part of you.

    Reply
    1. Karim June 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

      It was my pleasure Paul 🙂

      Reply
  40. Toby George June 30, 2019 at 10:27 am

    When will see a family guy Gif?

    Reply
    1. Karim June 30, 2019 at 5:14 pm

      Not really into Family Guy TBH 🤷🏿‍♂️ Though If The Gif Fit’s I’ll Make It Happen

      Reply
  41. Sabrina Grant July 1, 2019 at 6:54 am

    I’m going to do this for me I’m going to do this for my health.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:41 pm

      YOU GO SABRINA!

      Reply
  42. Renáta Koudelková July 1, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I skip a lot of days.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      Got to stop skipping so much.. find out your why’s Renata 🙂

      Reply
  43. Rupert Pearce July 1, 2019 at 8:58 am

    I’ve workin out to your videos, I’ve lost 7 pounds already. Thank you for getting me off my ass.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Rupert my man!!! I’m so happy to read this, 7 pounds congrats man! Please send me a shot of you before and after, I want to see your transformation 🙂

      Reply
  44. Aya Hill July 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Keep pushing me to get fit I need your wise words.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Ahaha Of course Aya 🙂

      Reply
  45. Ester Burešová July 1, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    This was great work

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you Ester

      Reply
  46. Alana Mason July 2, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Should I do jump rope ?

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      Can you jump Alana? If yes JUSTTTTTTT DO ITTTTTTTTTTT! 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Reply
  47. Maisy Porter July 2, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Are gluten cakes healthy ?

    Reply
    1. Karim July 2, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      Nope.. forget the gluten and it’s just “Cake” You got it? So no matter if it has a buzz word like Gluten forget that part and look at the latter “Cake”

      Which is straight trash.. Thank you though for asking, I like these questions because it alows me to really teach you up in the comments, have a great day Maisy 🙂

      Reply
  48. Grace Elliott July 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    To think before I make a silly choice in food or drink.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 3, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Yeah it’s all about right now, and I’m happy it’s now a thing of the past Grace 🙂

      Reply
  49. Sophie Francis July 3, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I feel old as I’m 56 already.. but I aiming to be healthy for my 60th birthday.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Aha hey you got to make it work for you.. keep up to date with all the content, and then your 60th will be healthy and great Sophie 🙂

      Reply
  50. Katrien Penn July 3, 2019 at 2:02 am

    I find workouts hard to do everyweek due to space. I’m making a mini gym in my house, away from the tv and
    husband.

    Reply
  51. Rachel Stone July 3, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Been able to read this has really given me some new hope so thanks.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Rachel thank you for letting me know this.. Have faith it will all work out well for you in the end 🙂

      Reply
  52. Beatrix Woods July 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

    walking fast.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Nice Beatrix 🙂

      Reply
  53. Lacey Williams July 4, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Some cardio 5x a week.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 4, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      Wow you go lacey!

      Reply
  54. Connie Reynolds July 4, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    This was great, I really want to start running now and my life still goes on even when I turn 50 so I must not be lazy
    and put in the work.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      Go for it Connie.. yeah that’s right time to put in that work 🙂

      Reply
  55. Penelope Chapman July 4, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you so much Karim 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim July 4, 2019 at 4:15 pm

      You’re Welcome Penelope 🙂

      Reply
  56. Winnie Carr July 4, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    The long game is worth it.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 5, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      For sure Winnie 🙂

      Reply
  57. Eve Parker July 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for the advice.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      You’re Welcome Eve 🙂

      Reply
  58. Danny Martin July 6, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Walking everyday.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 6, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      That’s great Danny 🙂

      Reply
  59. Angus Jackson July 6, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    I’m learning to focus on my goals more.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 6, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      Good this will help you 🙂

      Reply
  60. Declan Clark July 7, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t miss many but I want to improve after reading all of this.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you for your honesty.. I’m glade this had made you want to do better Declan 🙂

      Reply
  61. Elijah Davis July 7, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve learnt to not delay and get my butt moving wasted half the year alreday lying around.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      I’m glad you woke up to this fact.. Really go for it though daily 🙂

      Reply
  62. Mia Levin July 8, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I need some soild gym time but unitl then I just saw your videos for fitness 🙂

    Reply
  63. Lucy Brinke July 8, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    This was fantastic thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

      Ah thanks Lucy I’m glad you think so 🙂

      Reply
  64. Rineke Malcus July 8, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    The news reports about healthy eating goes through one ear and come out another.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 9, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Ahaha I know how you feel Rineke 🙂

      Reply
  65. Jo Giesen July 8, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Jogging and walking.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 9, 2019 at 11:44 am

      That’s great Jo I’m really happy you getting it both ways 🙂

      Reply
  66. Eline Haeften July 9, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I skip at least 2 weeks out of 4 because I lose motivation.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 9, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Thank you for your honesty.. It’s time now though to make a change Elline 🙂

      Reply
  67. Maaike Towers July 10, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Thanks for this.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 10, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      You’re Welcome Maaike 🙂

      Reply
  68. Fransien Ziegeler July 10, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Loving the content bro!

    Reply
    1. Karim July 10, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks Fransien 🙂

      Reply
  69. Eline Fikken July 11, 2019 at 6:11 am

    This was helpful thanks! I would also like to start lifting again.

    Reply
    1. Karim July 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      That’s great please do so ASAP.. I’m glad you think so Eline, thank you for the feedback 🙂

      Reply
  70. Trever Klein Baltink July 11, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for helping me lose the 9 pounds 🙂

    Reply
    1. Karim July 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      You’re Welcome Trever I got your beofore and afters too, thank you man 😉

      Reply

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