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Exercise And Good Health: Worth A Little Effort

By: Gabriel Adams

We all know that exercise is important. Yet, we avoid it because it is boring and time consuming. Our lifestyle has gotten so fast-paced that we neglect important issues including exercise and eating right. Do you ever feel tired or sluggish during the day? Do you still feel tired when you have to get out of bed in the morning? This could be your body's way of telling you it needs more exercise. If you aren't participating in enough physical activity you could be putting on weight. That will wear you out as well as put unnecessary stress on your heart, bones, and joints.

Taking the time to exercise just 30 minutes a day will lower your chance of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

You will also feel better during the day. Some people think they are just too tired to exercise. Ironically, their body is tired because they don't exercise. Taking the time to exercise will boost your energy level, and you will sleep better too.

Adding exercise to your daily routine doesn't have to be boring or difficult. Start by making some simple changes. Go for a walk at lunch and on breaks. This will help you relax as well as get you some exercise time in. Take up a sport. If you have children get outside and play with them. Get a friend or spouse to join you for a leisurely walk each evening. This is a great way to exercise as well as stay connected. The gym is also a great option. Park at the end of the parking lot and walk. Take the stairs instead of the elevator.

The key is to find some type of physical activity that you enjoy. This will motivate you to stick with it as well as make it something you look forward to instead of something you dread. Start out with just ten minutes a day and add a few minutes each day until you are up to a full 30 minutes each day. Choosing several activities will also keep you from getting bored.

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