A Way to Look at Exercise from everydayhealth.com

 There are numerous benefits from exercise. People with high levels of physical fitness are at lower risk of dying from a variety of causes.

 Exercise enhances sleep, prevents weight gain, and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and type 2 diabetes

 Physical exercise does not have to be strenuous, focus more making sure you exercise throughout the week, not how hard.  Here are 3 guidelines.

 

  1. exercise at least 2.5 hours each week
  2. avoid periods of inactivity, a little exercise is better than none
  3. twice a week supplement aerobic exercise for weight lifting

 

The main goal is making exercising a habit.

A main reason people don’t exercise is time. Even if you can only exercise for 10 minutes…make it happen. “Even in the absence of weight loss, relatively brief periods of exercise every day reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease”

 Set goals that are realistic and take small steps. Think about your choices you make every day and learn to make each one a little better. Whether its if you walk or run or eat a donut versus a vegetable. Those small changes will make a big difference.

 Be Prepared and ready to exercise, get rid of your excuses.

 To avoid getting bored of your routine, switch your exercise up from activities like swimming to running to playing soccer with your kids.

 The Goal now is to make exercise as routine as brushing your teeth and getting enough sleep. It is essential to your well-being.

 

Remember that even small changes can earn you big reward.