Benefits of Daily Exercise
A routine of daily exercise and
physical activity are vital to living a healthy and happy life.
Some of the benefits of being
physically active are:
- You will have lower risk of heart
disease, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes.
- Helps you reduce weight and
maintain a healthy weight.
- Builds muscle strength and
endurance; it helps to build and maintain muscles, bones, and joints.
- Aids in controlling blood
pressure and cholesterol levels.
- Improves feeling of well-being
- Helps reduce the feeling of
depression, anxiety and low self esteem.
- Exercise is an investment in your
health that will pay rich dividends.
How to Start Daily Exercise
should create time for daily exercise- whether at work, home or during
weekends. Simple exercises can get you started with physical activity- even for
the person with the busiest schedule.
your daily and weekly schedule and identify opportunities that can help you
become more active. Every little bit of chance helps.
Try some of the following ideas
and suggestions and come up with a few of your own:
At workplace or college;
- Walk, cycle, jog, or
skate to work or school.
- Use the stairs
instead of the crane or elevator.
- Do not sit from
morning to evening. Take fitness breaks- walk or do desk exercises- instead of
taking tea breaks.
- Park your car farther
away from your office, then walk to the office.
If you find it too hard
to exercise while at work, try exercising after work.
- Walk, cycle or jog on
your way home.
- Join your office teams
like football, volleyball, basketball and so forth.
- Take after work classes
in dance, lifestyle, or fitness.
- Stretch, walk on
treadmill or stair climber, use hand weights, or ride a stationary bicycle
while watching television, or listening to radio.
- Stand and walk around while
calling or talking on the cell phone.
To ensure that
you are ready for exercise wherever you go, keep a pair of comfortable walking
or running shoes in your bag or car.
At home and on the weekend;
- Walk, cycle to the
marketplace, shop or your favorite joints.
- Plan and organize a family-walk
or a group-walk on weekends.
- If you are physically
able, clean your house, dust your cabinets, power-wash your siding, or clean
your car instead of hiring it out.
- Perform some sit-ups, push-ups/press ups, and pull-ups.
- Walk up and down the
football, basketball or volleyball field sidelines while watching the children
- Plant a vegetable or flower
garden, water it and give other necessary care.
- Play with the kids - dance
to favorite music, splash in a puddle, tumble in the leaves, and teach them other
- Play soccer,
basketball, racket ball, tennis, or squash among other games that you like.
Benefits of Regular Exercise
To this list add more exercises of your own and then come up with a daily exercise plan. You can have this in the form of a chart with the days of the week and the type of exercise/activity to perform. Have a day's target like- minutes per every activity.
Finally assess your self at the end of each day to know how you are performing.
Below see a simple exercise plan chart;
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