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Exercise For Your Health
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Do you need to exercise for your health? Are you healthy because you exercise? How much exercise do you need to stay healthy? These are questions I hear when I talk about one's health. I am asked "how do you stay in such good shape"? I exercise regularly at least 4 to 5 times a week and for at least an hour each session.

Exercising for your health should be on top of your list of things to do or close to the top. Of course you also must watch your diet if you want to stay in shape. You cannot eat carbs and sugars and expect to burn it off with exercise, especially as you get older. 

You also need a plan or exercise program to follow on a regular basis in order to stay healthy. Along with this program you need a program for eating the foods that enhance a healthy body. The food we eat can help us to stay healthy, even if you do very little exercise.

When to exercise for our health is another question asked by people just starting an exercise program.I don't think it really matters when, as long as you do the program and get plenty of rest afterwards. I prefer exercising first in the early morning. This helps me get energized and ready to face the rest of the day. Some people cannot do this due to work schedules so evening workouts are great for helping get the stress of work out of your body.

Unless you are training for Mr. America, exercising for an hour should be sufficient to burn off some calories and tone up those muscles and get the heart beating. If you cannot exercise for an hour, then do at least 30 minutes and the exercise program should include arobic and anarobic.

Exercising is very boring if you are just starting your routine, so try to get someone to start with you and help each other in the routine.A radio can also be helpful in setting up a rytheme of exercise.

Start with an easy walk or jog to warm up and stretch those muscles first before pumping that iron. Weights are a great way to tone up and even add a few inches of muscle if you want, just don't overdo.

Drink water or sports drinks fi you tend to perspire a lot during exercise. You must stay hydrated or you will feel faint during the program, especially if jogging. Stay with a program for the rest of your life and I believe you will stay healthier than someone who does no exercise at all.


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