Motivation for Working Out

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There should be some kind of motivation for people to work out as they do not put enough emphasis on its importance to health. Clubs and organizations could do well to start motivating people and their members to begin a physical fitness program and disseminate information on its effectiveness. Exercises are generally prescribed by doctors to patients. Even patients in the hospital are often advised to have physical therapy and mild exercises after suffering a stroke.

Before beginning a strenuous exercise, elders, pregnant women, and those who are hypertensive patients need to consult a physician for an exercise program. There are exercises for each category, but generally, 30 minutes of physical activity should be practiced daily for health maintenance, 60 minutes to prevent weight gain, and 90 minutes to maintain weight loss. The 30 minutes physical activity could be done in the house and/or in the office, and has no need to go to the gym if one is too busy.

A housewife can divide a 30 minute workout in different house chores; 10 minutes cleaning the house, 10 minutes gardening, 10 minutes stretching, or watching video exercises. To an employee, 30 minutes can be used by walking up to the bus stop and using the stairs instead of the elevator. Anyone could be imaginative in what kind of exercise to do, as long as 30 minutes of physical activity is consumed within the day. Dancing and aerobics aside from being a work out could be an outreach program in a community. It is also some kind of fellowship. It could be done on any day of the week, in the playground, in the church, or in the house of a member.

Doing exercise when someone is alone, can be monotonous, and one often loses motivation to continue. Group walking and jogging work outs could be done by clubs and organization as a physical fitness program at least once a week. As a family activity, all group levels could join here. Families could also visit malls, parks and museums on their free day. Aside from the benefits from exercise, any family will become happier and bonding will begin. The gym provides a systematic work out program. Records of physical weight and activities are done to follow up the program designed for an individual. Improvements are monitored until the desired outcome is obtained. Going into sports are not advised for pregnant women as changes in her body occurs. Pregnant women are heavy in the middle, and their balance is affected and might suffer a fall. Light exercises as in walking and stretching prepares the woman’s body to become flexible in anticipation for the delivery of the baby. It solves simple pregnancy problem like varicose veins, swollen legs and constipation. Exercises should also be done after delivery, to flex muscles, and help in losing weight faster. People should be properly motivated to do work outs. It is always a pleasure to join invitations coming from peer groups, family, and friends to do group activities. But this must be done regularly to become effective, for there is a saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

5 Reasons Fitness Matters

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Here Are Some Important Reasons To Get Fit

 

You know physical fitness is important if you want to lose weight and look your best. But did you know you can gain several other benefits from a regular workout regimen? Of course, to get the most benefit, you have to be consistent. You can’t walk around the block every few days and expect to see outstanding results.

 

The more you put into your fitness training, the more rewards you will receive. Mood Elevator Physical activity can help regulate your moods, and with far fewer side effects than prescription drugs. You’ve probably heard of the runner’s high, but you don’t even have to push yourself that hard to improve your mood. When you work out, chemicals are released that stimulate your brain causing you to feel happier.

 

Regular exercise may help you deal with depression. You can also blow off stress and steam. Rather than holding onto your anger or taking it out on others, go to the gym and take it out on a punching bag, or run around the park. The more you work out, the better you will feel and look. This boosts your self confidence and further elevates your self esteem and outlook on life. Just try to do some type of workout that gets your heart rate up for about 1 hours and see what a difference it makes in your mood. If you were upset before your workout began, by the end of working out you would have forgotten that you were ever in a bad mood at all.

 

Disease Prevention is a benefit of regular exercise. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to a range of diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Imagine being able to live longer and better just because you devoted time to exercise each day. Regular physical activity helps control high blood pressure and cholesterol. It builds stronger bones and helps ward against osteoporosis. Physical fitness makes you stronger overall so you can better fight off infections and minor illnesses too.

 

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More Energy In some ways, it doesn’t make sense. When you are tired and can hardly drag yourself home to the couch, you may think a nice long nap is what you need. The opposite is true. You need physical activity instead. Regular exercise causes your energy levels to soar. It gets your blood pumping and oxygen flowing throughout your tissues, especially your cardiovascular system. The result is that your body is more oxygenated, energized, and ready to take on an evening of activity rather than slumping on the couch.

 

Sound Sleep Do you battle insomnia? When you maintain a regular physical fitness program, it may help you fall asleep faster and sleep better. Since being fit elevates your mood, it can help get rid of the anxiety and worry that keeps you awake at night. It can also wear you out so your body is physically tired and ready for sleep. When you sleep well, you have better concentration and an improved mood.

 

The reason many people avoid a fitness routine is because they feel it is too boring. There are no rules that say you have to plod mindlessly on a treadmill for thirty minutes. If that is too boring for you to tolerate, there are all kinds of activities you can replace it with. Find something you like such as dancing, swimming, hiking, or snow skiing. The important thing is to exercise every day and push yourself so your heart rate is elevated into your target zone. When you find activities you enjoy, working out can actually be fun, plus you can socialize and bond with your family at the same time.

 

You can see there are many benefits to fitness far beyond burning calories, building muscle and looking better. Regular exercise will improve your life both mentally and physically; it could even save your health and allow you to live a longer healthier life well into your old age; all just from committing to regular exercise. So why get started exercising today if you have not already began.