Fitness and exercise

If you want to be healthy and help reduce the chances of cancer and disease – you must exercise.  Exercise is an important part of losing weight, but it is also absolutely essential for life long health.  If you have never exercised and your goal is now to lose weight, you should start an exercise plan immediately.  In the beginning the most you might be able to do is walk for twenty minutes a few times a week, but as you progress you will notice that you will not experience shortness of breathe or fatigue in as little as two weeks.

Starting is the hardest part of exercising.  Once you stick to an exercise routine for a month you will find that it will get easier and easier to exercise daily. Start with something that you enjoy or exercise with a friend.

When you are dieting the fastest way to lose weight is to exercise more. If you can fit it into your schedule exercise aerobically 5-6 times a week for at least half an hour.  Once you are comfortable with your weight then work out 3-4 times a week. You should also work with weights at least twice a week to build muscle mass. This is probably more time then most people have to spare but your health should be your first priority. Split your work time – half in the morning and half in the evening.

Vary your workouts so that you won’t get bored, but also to make sure that your body is at its best endurance level. Whenever you start something new your body works harder then if you do the same thing day in and day out. Bike one day, jog the next and swim the third day.

If going to a gym is out of the question, purchase exercise equipment for your home.  Exercise tapes are also a great alternative, but they can easily get boring.  If you find yourself in a exercise rut taking your exercise routine outdoors can be a mental and physical boost.

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