June 17, 2011

Importance of Exercise

exerciseThis country is fast becoming an unfit nation. The reason we are so is because many people don’t get out exercising as much as they used to. Everything around us is there to cater to the ease of life. We take the elevator instead of the stairs; we park at the very front of the store. There are many things that make life easier, but then again, make us Americans lazier. We also don’t eat the healthiest we let McDonald’s feed us when we don’t have time to cook. With that said, we take in more food than the calories we are shedding. To help revert this so that we are going back to burning more many people need to exercise more. The more you work your and lungs, the better you will feel.

There are some things to remember about exercising.

1. You can not count the normal things you do on a daily basis such as working or vacuuming as part of exercise. Exercise is to be considered the extra things you do to work your heart and lungs.
2. Once the exercise becomes too easy as your body warms up to it, you then need to add more to it. It’s called a work out for a reason.

So, what sorts of exercise are there? In all, there are two kinds of exercise. They call these aerobic and then toning exercise. Toning exercises work the muscles. They make them stronger and eventually you will be able to be more flexible. The flub that you are used to seeing then disappears and turns into muscles.

On the other hand there is aerobic which many people are used to. When you ride a bike or during gym class, you are normally doing aerobic as it makes your heart pump more blood. This is the type of exercise that health professionals try to promote as it keeps you from becoming obese. While it too works muscles, it also works your heart and keeps your heart healthy.

How much is too much?

Most people overdo how much they exercise. It is recommended that you do only a few minutes which a few minutes is classified as half an hour a few times a week. If you are just beginning a exercise regimen then you need to start out slower than that. This keeps you from overworking muscles as many people do. It’s always wise to run your routine by your doctor. They can tell you how much you should be able to do with your condition. With this in mind, you are well on your way to a healthier and better looking you. So, what are you waiting for? You know about exercise so get at it.