Benefits of Aerobics Exercise

November 26, 2009

A moderate amount of exercise, about thirty minutes every day, will give you a lot more energy and make you feel better both physically and mentally. It will also improve your appetite and help you to sleep better and get more rest. The benefits of just a small amount of exercise are amazing. It’s really hard to believe that just thirty minutes a day can effect such a change in the way you feel.

Aerobics exercise has tremendous health benefits. It helps your body use oxygen more efficiently so your heart, lungs and muscles can grow stronger and healthier. It helps you tone your body, increase your strength all this while helping you burn off more calories. When doing aerobic exercise it is best to use the large muscles of your legs and butt and be sure to exercise for at least 15 consecutive minutes to get the full benefit. Some great aerobic exercises are: brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, cross country skiing and aerobics classes.

Aerobic exercise can help you maintain a higher heart rate while the oxygen is used to burn the fats. At the beginning of an aerobic exercises session, glycogen is broken down to produce glucose. If there is not enough glucose available, it would result in fat beginning to decompose. When our body starts to use fat as a fuel, it causes a condition which marathon runners describe as hitting the wall


Brisk Walking for Fitness

November 25, 2009

Walking is literally the best exercise you can do. For a normal person with no great aspiration of athletic greatness, brisk walking is the best. It will lower your stress, help you to maintain or lower your weight and will make you feel just great! Walking is also a gentle exercise that won’t torment you too much if you hate exercise. Even if you start out with a gentle walk and work up to brisk walking, the walk itself will energize and uplift you. It will help lower your stress and give you a clearer mind to conquer the difficulties you encounter.

Health experts agree that 30 minutes brisk walking on most days of the week is sufficient to improve fitness. However like a lot of things in life that we are supposed to do, daily exercise can become a chore. I know from experience that repeated exercise in the same environment can be very boring. A much more enjoyable way is to vary your walks and plan different routes. If that is beyond you, why not join a walking or rambling club and then you can walk with them in the beautiful countryside, with good company.

Healthy Living

November 23, 2009

Healthy living is as much a psychological issue as it is a physical undertaking. Reinforcing yourself with happy and positive thoughts gives you the confidence you need to conquer anything that life throws your way, giving you the confidence that makes you feel good about yourself. To feel good about ourselves is to live an unstressed existence and to take pleasure in all the splendors that life has!

Our bodies are not meant to be inactive. Our systems require a steady flow of oxygen, and oxygen is most effectively absorbed through a healthy respiratory system. Cardiovascular exercise assures that our respiratory system is always in top shape, and as a result, so will the rest of our body.

You are what you eat. Monitor what you consume, and keep away from a detrimental abundance of those which are unhealthy for your body. Certain carbohydrates (sugars and refined flours) can lead to a heart disease and diabetes. Try to increase the intake of nutrients that are good for your everyday life such as fibers and protein-rich low fat foods.

Smoking can be a killer, along with a dependence on alcohol and drugs. These addictions endanger our health, and should be stopped right away. Bad habits can give us a false sense of satisfaction, but such is merely momentary. Over time these dangerous habits will take their toll on our bodies.

Many attempts for healthy living fail because the rewarding one for achieving goals is forgotten. A campaign to attain healthy living can be fun, especially if we reward ourselves for a job well done. At the end of the day, when what we want to accomplish has been accomplished, we should always take time to reward ourselves for the commitment and resolve we have shown.