Do you wish you had more energy throughout the day? If you feel this way ask yourself "when was the last time I exercised?" It is a known fact that exercise energizes the body. Aerobic activity (exercise that utilizes oxygen) activates the heart's ability to pump blood around the body at a higher intensity. Frequent exercise will improve your cardiovascular condition resulting in more energy and a healthier body.
A common excuse is a lack of time. This is often a misconception. The true problem lies in our ability to efficiently utilize time. Frequently, people stay up an extra hour to relax, watch some television or serf the internet and end up depriving themselves of sleep. Sleep is essential to succeed in all aspects of life, especially when exercise is concerned.
If you have been sedentary for a long time or are overweight or 65 and older first meet with a doctor before beginning physical activity.
Here are five simple ways to make exercise a reality in your life:
- Educated yourself about exercise and your body.
- Don't over do it. Start with smaller amounts of exercise and build on it.
- Do something you enjoy.
- Find a friend to exercise with and talk about progress to.
- Use proper equipment to avoid injury.
Once you have make exercise a lifestyle you will reap the health benefits; you will have more energy to play with your children, you will walk up a flight of stairs without your heart racing, you will be more optimistic, you will have a healthier heart, decrease your chance of disease and increase your chance of a longer life.
By Worldwide Health Editor
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