Friday, 11 November 2016 13:34

Options To Achieve Good Health!

A focused group of a recent study contained more than 55,000 men and women ages 18 to 100. About a quarter of them were runners. Over fifteen years, those who ran just 50 minutes a week or fewer at a moderate pace were less likely to die from either cardiovascular disease compared with those who didn’t run at all. A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that even five to ten minutes a day of low-intensity running is enough to extend life by several years, compared with not running at all. It shows that the minimal healthy “dose” of exercise is smaller than many people might assume. What can improve your mood, boost your ability to fend off infection, and lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and colon cancer? One answer is regular exercise. It may seem too good to be true, but it’s not. Hundreds of studies conducted over the past 50 years demonstrate that exercise helps you feel better and live longer. This report answers many important questions about physical activity, ranging from how your body changes through exercise to what diseases it helps prevent. It will also help guide you through starting and maintaining an exercise program that suits your abilities and lifestyle. Throughout these studies you’ll find advice on staying motivated, measuring your progress, and being a savvy consumer of fitness equipment, as well as tools and tips designed to help make exercise work for you. But running is not right for everyone, and more importantly, running is not the only way to stay in shape, or even get into shape. In fact, there are many different types of dynamic cardio workouts that give you a stellar calorie burn, while sculpting muscle at the same time. If you are a member of a gym you have many options that can serve as substitutes for pounding the pavement. As I mentioned in my introduction, running is one of the greatest forms of exercise that we can do to improve our health. Not everyone is able to run, for various reasons, but there are other workouts and exercises that can fit the bill as a replacement for running. With no equipment needed, these exercises can be done at home and will increase your heart rate and tone your body. The first option is the stairs. If your home or apartment building has access to stairs, take advantage of them! Stairs are a great way to exercise your heart and lungs, while strengthening your lower body too. Switch it up between running, hopping, and squatting. Just walking up and down the stairs has its benefits. If you’re creative, the options are endless. The next option is Jumping Jacks. Although basic, jumping jacks are a great way to get your cardio fix. They are often a staple in various workouts. Burpees and Mountain Climbers are staples of a Bootcamp and CrossFit workout. Push-ups are also a great way to increase cardio. Adjusting your hands in various positions will have a different effect on certain areas of the upper body. Sets and reps can also vary with all of these options. Another at-home exercise option is Power Yoga. Although yoga can be relaxing, it can also serve as a great cardio workout. It also has strength-training benefits that will increase your flexibility. Dancing can arguably be the most fun at-home workout. Almost too much fun to be considered a workout, dancing is a great way to work up a sweat and burn major calories. To get started, crank up your favorite beat or try searching dance workout playlists on Google. One must not forget biking, and its sister, spinning, which is biking on stationary equipment. There are various facilities around the area that offer biking and spinning classes. There are many different options in a gym with the numerous exercise machines and pieces of equipment available and some have little impact on the joints. Is it worth the money to become a member of a gym? Investing in one’s health is priceless, which is one main reason why people consider joining a gym. These gyms have people who are the experts who can help members with what’s needed, which can be viewed as a symbol of comfort for members knowing that they do not have to go through their fitness journey alone.
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