all know that exercise is the best way to keep fit.
A balanced diet coupled with regular exercise is all
that you require to be in the best of health and also
to keep a check on your weight. Now there are a few
things that you need to know before going on a strict
Much Exercise Is Enough?
The most important point that you have to bear in
mind is START SLOW, AND GRADUALLY WORK UP. Experts
recommend that you do 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic
activity three or more times a week and some type
of muscle strengthening activity and stretching at
least twice a week. If that's not possible then you
need to do 30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity
physical activity a day, at least five times a week.
For beginners and those who have been inactive for
a while, less strenuous activities such as walking
or swimming at a comfortable pace is advisable. Beginning
at a slow pace will allow you to become physically
fit without straining your body and putting too much
strain on your muscles. Once you are in better shape,
you can gradually do more strenuous activity.
doing regular house-hold chores benefit my health?
The answer is yes. Regular house-hold chores can be
named as Moderate-intensity activities which work
like gardening, cleaning the house and other housework.
These activities can be done in short spurts -- 10
minutes here, 8 minutes there. Alone, each action
does not have a great effect on your health, but regularly
accumulating 30 minutes of activity over the course
of the day can result in substantial health benefits.
Other examples of housework
that can benefit you are as under:
the market is at a walking distance then walk
it out instead of taking your car or cab.
actively with the kids
Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator
an activity break -- get up and stretch or walk
Park your car a little farther away from your
destination and walk the extra distance
What other exercises are
Aerobic activity is an important addition to moderate-intensity
exercise. Aerobic exercise is any extended activity
that makes you breathe hard while using the large
muscle groups at a regular, even pace. Aerobic activities
help make your heart stronger and more efficient.
They also use more calories than other activities.
Some examples of aerobic activities