Increasing your activity means increasing your health
Aerobics is a great program to help reverse the aging
process. If you participate in 40 minutes of aerobic
exercise per day you will greatly improve your health.
Aerobic exercise increases your heart rate which
improves blood circulation throughout your body and
pumps more blood to all your muscles, especially your
Ideally, an aerobic exercise such as
fast walking, bike
riding, dancing or using using a treadmill should increase
your heart rate between 70 to 85 percent its normal rate
for at least 20 minutes. Because exercise is so important
for overall health at any age, making good habits today
will only benefit you in the future.
When beginning a new fitness regimen, you should always
start slow and build up the level of intensity. You should
build up to a 40 to 45 minute aerobic workout gradually. You'll
notice that it won't take much to increase your heart
rate. Also, keep in mind that you may have to modify your
exercising routine to suit your current fitness level, but don't
give up, because before you know it, you'll feel better and
Exercising for your health
In our loose-weight-quickly society, "exercise" has
become a bad word, making most of us cringe. For many
Americans, exercise is a series of monotonous activities
that aren't enjoyable. It's something we do and hate,
or avoid completely.
We need to change our mind set. Don't think of
exercise as a chore. Try to think of it more in terms
of activities you enjoy -- like when you used to "go
outside and play".
Healthy lifestyles are about changing
destructive habits and building good ones. You can't make
exercise a habit if it's doing activities that you hate...
So you don't like the treadmill, try taking your dog for
walks in the park or on a local hiking trail. If you
don't like aerobics, perhaps you'd find swing dancing
more to your liking. And if you don't like jogging --
inline skating may be more your speed...
The key is to
find an activity you enjoy and make it a habit -- a