Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. – Denis Waitley
Regular exercise can improve heart function, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar control, alleviate depression, decrease the risk of cancer, ensure a good night’s sleep and help manage weight. I’m not talking about strenuous exercise – studies show that even gentle walking and moderate intensity physical activities have health benefits.
Have you noticed the way you feel after a great walk around the neighborhood? Exercise is endorphin boosting as well and brings out those smiles and positive attitudes.
SO GET MOVING!
Consult your doctor before exercising if you’re seriously overweight, have a personal or family history of heart disease, take medication for a heart condition, have chronic pain due to a structural problem, injury or surgery. Be cautious – Stop working out if you experience chest pain, an irregular heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, or shortness of breath. Start out easy and gradually increase your fitness program.
Pick something you enjoy…
Try something new…
Make it fun!
For great tips on getting active, check out the American Heart Association’s TIps here: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/GettingActive/Get-Moving-Easy-Tips-to-Get-Active_UCM_307978_Article.jsp.