It’s time to stop making the same old excuses about your unhealthy diet and your poor exercise regime and get fit for life. No matter what your age, exercise is not only beneficial, but essential for good health. Insufficient exercise and poor diet are the second largest underlying cause of death in the United States. Regular exercise can also help prevent or delay many diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Exercise will also give you more energy and make you feel more cheerful.

The easiest way to make exercise a part of your daily routine it to finds things you will enjoy, such as a walking the local park or hiking trail, take dance glasses, join a cycling club. Do several different types of exercise each week so that you don’t get bored.

You should do at least thirty minutes of physical activity that makes you breathe harder than normal, each day. You don’t have to do the whole thirty minutes at . If you don’t have a half-hour opening during the day, break your exercise down into ten minute sessions. Don’t push yourself to hard. Most medical experts point out that if you can talk without any trouble while exercising, you are not working hard enough, but if you can’t talk at all, you’re over doing it.

Tips For Exercising Safely

Start slowly and build up gradually, that way you’ll steadily increase your stamina and avoid injury.

Always warm up before you begin any exercise. This will prevent you straining and puling muscles.

Breathe evenly while you are exercising, especially when you are doing muscle toning exercises. Hold your breath can cause negative changes in your blood pressure.

If you are taking medications which change the normal rhythm of your heart, such as beta blockers, don’t measure your exercise level by your pulse rate.

Exercise safely; wear the correct shoe for running or sports, wear a helmet if you are cycling.

Drink plenty of water while you are exercising, so that you don’t become dehydrated.

You should talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise regime if you suffer from any of the following conditions:
heart disease
blood clots
chest pain
irregular heart beat
joint swelling
detached retina
a hernia