Sunday, July 25, 2010

Benefits to Exercise

Exercising has so many benefits, overall you can't lose. Did you know exercise is a good stress reliever? Studies have found that simple walking can relieve a lot of stress. Walking is not only a good  stress reliever, but so is exercise in general. But before starting any sort of exercise routine, check with your doctor to make sure all is well. Walking is one of the simplest ways to be active. You can walk almost anywhere anytime. There are lots of reasons to walk.

  • It gives you more energy
  • Tones your muscles
  • Strengthens your bones and muscles
  • Lowers your risks of diseases, like hearth disease and type2 diabetes
Experts say to walk thirty minutes of moderate physical activity on most if not all days of the week, If you can't do thirty minutes at a time, try walking for less amounts of time, and gradually work your way up to thirty minutes. You will find that walking not only helps you to feel better, it also helps you to sleep better. The right diet and exercise are the two components you need to stay healthy and fit.

I know there are lot of reasons why some of us don't exercise, but it is about as many reasons why we should and about the same amount of reasons why we don't, so I think it evens itself out. Why should we exercise? To stay healthy, to have long life, and certainly to have less health problems, especially with healthcare the way it is these days. I found that there are an estimated 250,000 deaths each year, because of lack of activity. Wow! I mean that is a lot of deaths, simply because of  lack of activity.

 If you can take time out of your busy schedule, just for yourself, I think you will enjoy some sort of activity for thirty minutes, two to three times a week. You will see in the end, it will be worth it. Our bodies are made to move, walk, run. So get going!  If you would like to learn more about walking or to start a walking program, visit

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog. I do exercise and eat healthy the majority of the time. But it sure is nice to read little motivation tid bits, like your blog here to keep us all motivated. I will definately be back often to get a boost to keep going. I usually don't have a problem with working out, but is sure is nice at times to find ways to keep going on our fitness journey. Keep up the good work!