Exercise

Exercise

“It’s about feeling good about yourself and positive about your achievements. It’s about getting out there and moving, breathing…..living”.

Choosing Your Exercise

What exercise appeals to you? There are so many choices available to make your exercise regime interesting. Choose two or three, so that you do some cross-training.

  • Cycling/exercise bike.
  • Badminton.
  • Walking.
  • Table tennis.
  • Choosing Your ExerciseRollerblading.
  • Swimming.
  • Aquarobics.
  • Boxercise.
  • Walk up and down stairs.
  • Walkaerobic video.
  • Rebounder.
  • Treadmill.
  • Tennis.
  • Dancing.
  • Line dancing.
  • Keep fit class.
  • Walking.
  • Step Reebok.
  • Step Into Life classes.

Other exercise that can raise your pulse rate if you put in some extra energy over a sustained period.

  • Sweeping leaves.
  • Cleaning windows.
  • Vacuuming.
  • Cleaning the bathroom.
  • Stretching & Toning.
  • Relaxation.
  • On the phone.
  • Tai chi.
  • Yoga.
  • In the car.
  • In the bath/shower.
  • During TV commercials.

Get more than your body moving with a local exercise group, such as, ‘Step into Life’.

Why Exercise?

Exercise does so many great things for you. Here are a few – tick off the benefits you’d like to achieve.

  1. Burns fat.
  2. Strengthens and tones muscles.
  3. Makes you feel great.
  4. Increases energy levels.
  5. Regulates appetite.
  6. Reduces risk of heart disease.
  7. Something special you do for yourself.
  8. Relieves stress.
  9. Feel the cold less.
  10. Reduces blood pressure.
  11. Lessens symptoms of menopause/PMT.
  12. Improves circulation.
  13. Improves fitness level.
  14. Gives a sense of achievement.
  15. Improves sleep.
  16. Social contact.
  17. Regulates bowel.

Is exercise important to long term weight loss?

It’s more than important it’s critical. It’s not simply a matter of energy in versus energy out – it’s about feeling good about yourself and positive about your achievements. It’s about getting out there and moving, breathing…..living. So why do so many of us avoid it?