Rejuvenation! It sounds full of promise, a new start in life. Exercising regularly is important to keep you feeling healthy, active and full of vitality. Of course, exercise is mostly thought of as something we need to do – a chore. BUT, there are ways to exercise regularly and actually ENJOY getting fitter and staying that way.
Rejuvenate Yourself #2 – Exercise Regularly
To maintain fitness and healthy the recommendation for exercise is 150 minutes per week. You can break that down to say 30 minutes for 5 days a week which is probably the easiest way.
So think about what activity you enjoy and do it!
There are so many ways to exercise – you don’t need to be sweating it out in the gym if that isn’t your thing.
Can’t get motivated? Join a group or find an exercise buddy.
The three main points to remember are:-
1. Exercise regularly – Make it a habit – just like brushing your teeth!
Schedule in your exercise into your diary just like any other appointment. You go to the doctor and dentist for a check up, you make time to maybe have your hair and nails done, you make time for coffee and a chat – YOU CAN MAKE TIME FOR EXERCISE which is good for your health.
2. Try to mix it up with cardio and include strength training
Incorporate Cardio and Strength Training into your program. Cardio is any form of movement that elevates your heart rate. You could go for a brisk walk, run, swim or even lift weights. Strength training is an important part of any exercise program and one that is sometimes overlooked.
3. Get a health check BEFORE YOU START any new exercise program
Before you go trying to run a marathon after years of not doing any exercise, it is VERY IMPORTANT to have a physical and check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program.
It is also beneficial to perhaps engage a personal trainer for one or two sessions so they can give you an assessment and write a suitable program for you to follow as well as showing you the correct technique to avoid injury.Make Exercise a Habit just like brushing your teethClick To Tweet