Please leave your leotards at home ladies and gentlemen.
Sorry, Mom! She was an aerobics instructor back in the day and would drag me along to her classes when I was a kid. I would sit in the corner, staring at the ground, as “ She’s a Brick House” would blare and women would gyrate all over.
She taught funk and the classes were funky, to say the least.
These days, exercising has becoming more and more important as people are getting heavier and the obesity problem is worsening in America. I'm sure you know what I mean.
In fact, it has become such an epidemic that there are now a number of government initiatives that encourage people to exercise on a regular basis in order to stay healthy and prevent heart disease (and other serious medical conditions).
Everybody already knows that exercise is important and most of us need to move more for a healthier life. In fact, study after clinical study has told us just that. However, less people know why it’s so vital or even where to start.
Well, let’s begin at the source.
The Centers For Disease Control & Prevention Advise?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American College of Sports Medicine advocates that you take part in a combined 30 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic or anaerobic activity most days out of the week.
What does that mean for you and your hour strength and cardio programs?
Based on the intensity, that usually works out at three to five sessions each week.
Why Aerobic & Anaerobic Activities Are Vital for Your Health?
Exercise is a very simple and inexpensive method to prevent many diseases that people die from every year. Additionally, there are many diseases that are related to an unhealthy lifestyle and they could be prevented by simply exercising on a regular basis. You don’t need to join a gym to do cardio or to exercise. You can simply walk or run in your neighborhood three to five times per week (this is a good form of aerobic exercise).
Furthermore, there are also a number of other simple and fun ways to exercise. You can join a local sports club, play tennis, do yoga or attend dance classes. In addition, did you know that most forms of aerobic exercise will strengthen your bones? This is important for older people and many women. The impact that your body takes from the exercise will help to strengthen your overall system (in terms of bone density and stronger muscles). On the opposite end of the spectrum, water aerobics is also a great activity for people that want to start with something easier on their joints or if they simply prefer being in the water. I strongly recommend that you find activities that work best for you and your lifestyle. Try to pick something that you enjoy now and that has the highest likelihood of you keeping in your weekly schedule long-term.
You Deserve It!
On the opposite end of the scale is the possibility of so many health issues. Frankly, no one feels good when they’re not in the condition that they should be. A sedentary life should not be an option for you. It makes perfect sense to look after your body and exercise on a regular basis even if you have a long way to go. Stop and think about how much better you will feel from today on. You simply deserve to live vigorously and to feel your best.
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We’re not the service for you; if you’re looking for a product that will make all your body fat disappear virtually overnight without you having to go through the trouble of making any lifestyle changes, or you’re looking for diet pills that work because they came from a magic root that can only be found in the Northeast corner of the Himalayan Mountains. You get my point? We are a team of certified fitness and nutrition professionals that create exercise and nutritious meal plans based on science and our client’s specific needs, even if it includes them working out at home or in a thong leotard.
Matthew Johnson (Google+) is a certified personal trainer, nutrition expert and an on-line fitness consultant that started ChangingShape.com back in 2001.