Do you want a piece of advice to help alleviate much of the stress, anxiety, and pain from your life? Get your weekly dose of physical activity starting now and keep it going for the rest of your life. It is a simple tip, but it works. Exercise is necessary, and anyone who is telling themselves otherwise is mistaken.
We all know exercise is essential because it gets our blood flowing and it helps protect our heart, but what is the point if you are making excuses not to do it? If you know you ought to do something but continually find shortcuts or a way around doing it, you are hurting yourself. Getting your weekly dose of physical activity will help strengthen your health for years to come…
- it will improve your condition now so you are better able to deal with any health issues you might be facing.
- it will help you prevent diseases that often strike without warning.
It is incredible how exercise can act as a barrier to the development of many health complications, like heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and arthritis.
Exercise makes you feel good, too. If you are not particularly interested in disease prevention, exercise for the fact it brings a sense of achievement and good feelings. If you have not worked out in some time, you may have forgotten what it feels like to…
- finish doing some cardio,
- go for a long walk, or engage
- in resistance training.
Exercise invigorates you. It improves your mood and adds energy to your life. For this reason, it may be something you have lacked if you have not been in the best spirits despite most things going well in your life, or if you have been missing a hop in your step.
It is not so hard to get your weekly dose of physical activity. You do not need to exercise every day, or most days a week. Three times a week is more than excellent as a baseline and will ensure you are getting your activity needs to be met. As for the type of activity, that is mostly up to you. As long as you can work up a light sweat or keep moving for at least 30 minutes, you will be doing just fine. For starters, you cannot go wrong with…
- a fitness class, or
- a resistance training workout.
These benefit everyone, especially middle-aged adults who are currently sedentary.
If you lack a firm purpose, ask yourself what you would be doing this for…
- do it to prevent cardiovascular complications, which may end your life prematurely.
- do it to lower your blood sugar and treat Type 2 diabetes and improve your quality of life.
- do it for weight loss.
- do it to feel better, and live a healthier life.
Do it for you, because you ought to care for yourself.