Why excercise is important
Helps Prevent Diseases
Our bodies were meant to move -- they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. It can improve your appearance and delay the aging process.
When you exercise, your body uses energy to keep going. Aerobic exercise involves continuous and rhythmic physical motion. It trains your body to become more efficient and use less energy for the same amount of work. As your conditioning level improves your heart rate and breathing rate return to resting levels much sooner from strenuous activity.
Strengthens and Tones
Exercising with weights and other forms of resistance training develops your muscles, bones and ligaments for increased strength and endurance. Your posture can be improved, and your muscles become more firm and toned. You not only feel better, but you look better, too!
Stretching exercises are also important for good posture. They keep your body limber so that you can bend, reach and twist. Improving your flexibility through exercise reduces the chance of injury and improves balance and coordination. If you have stiff, tense areas, performing specific stretches can help "loosen" those muscles, helping you feel more relaxed.
Excercise you can do
- Type of Excercise: Aerobic
- Improves: Stamina, Heart Strength
- Examples: Walking, Jogging, Rowing,
- Type of Excercise: Anerobic
- Improves: Muscle tone, Physical Strength
- Examples: Weight Training, Power Lifting
where can you excercise
Athletic Clubs or Sports Clubs: Need access to a pool, racquetball, tennis or basketball courts, personal training, climbing facilities, and spinning
Gyms & Health Clubs: A large to medium size facility generally geared toward the more no frills, self-motivated meat and potatoes type fitness enthusiast
Personal Training Studios: Generally a smaller facility. These facilities specialize in one-on-one instruction
Pilates Studio: This method of exercise stresses slow, controlled movements and proper breathing to build strength, improve flexibility and joint mobility
Yoga Studios: Yoga is said to have been around for nearly 5,000 years. Most yoga studios focus on the physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation and flexibility
Aerobics Studio: Aerobics studios offer a variety of different class types and times to accommodate most anyone's needs and busy schedule