All Americans should be frequently physically active to improve in general health and fitness. People who are not physically active are much more likely to develop health problems. Even reasonably intense physical activity, such as quick walking, is helpful when done regularly for a total of 30 minutes or longer at least 5 days a week. Not having physical activity increases your risk for heart attack or stroke and can lead to obesity. On the other hand, regular physical activity helps to decrease blood pressure, reduce stress and control weight.
The common question is: How much exercise is enough? You should exercise for 30 minutes on five days out of seven, or everyday. The best exercise for your heart is aerobic exercises. That means anything that works large groups of muscles such as your arms, legs and shoulders. Swimming, running, quick walking, cycling, dancing and even digging your garden are all types of aerobic activity.
If you are under pressure, and you know that exercise is good for your body, but you’re too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. There is a good news when it comes to exercise and stress. Practically any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can be very helpful as a stress reliever. If you’re not an sportsperson or even if you’re totally out of shape, you can still make a little exercise to help you to decrease stress management.
If you are under pressure or you are leading a stressful life, take heart — running can be your good friend. Regular runners usually say they live a happier, stress-free life in compare to their housebound counterparts. Away from simply being happier because you’re in better shape and feeling good, endorphins play a big part in these results. If you didn’t know endorphins are the so-called “feel-good” hormones of the body. They also help slow the aging process, relieve stress and anxiety, and improve the immune system. And you for your information — running can release a flood of these endorphins.
Eat a good healthy food! Carbohydrates are particularly healthy for you and keep your body fit. Just eat a kiwi or banana after breakfast or lunch and grapes or papaya after dinner. Do not skip your meals! No matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, always have your meals and try not to skip them. Avoid eating junk food which naturally consists of: packets of crisps, sugary food, coca-cola (fizzy drink), etc. Try eating a bowl of salad as a substitute, or eating prawns as a replacement for crisps.