The many positive effects of exercise are too numerous to mention or explain here. However, here is a list of some of the most common benefits of exercise:
|Increased feelings of well being and improved health|
|Improved muscle tone and physical appearance|
|Increased self-esteem and sense of accomplishment|
|Improved sleep · Improved performance at work|
|Improved attitudes and disposition
To get started exercising you need
to choose one or two activities that you enjoy. Common exercises include walking, jogging,
biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, etc. You may even decide to undertake regular,
strenuous yard work for your neighbours.
Try to exercise 20-30 minutes at a time, three to four times per week. If you are out of shape, give yourself time to work up to this regular exercise schedule. Consult your doctor before beginning your exercise program.
For many people, exercise is drudgery. Be sure you pick an exercise that you enjoy, and consider exercising with a buddy. Your buddy can encourage you to "keep moving" when you want to stop. You'll also be more likely to exercise when another person is depending upon you to be there.