Category Archives: Exercise Basics

Get The Most From Your Exercise

Whether you are a gym rat or a beginner, wouldn’t you like to know if you are over-training, under-training, or wasting your time with certain exercises? It’s time to get the most from your exercise routine! When it comes to fitness, like everything else in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things. The following steps will get you moving and keep you healthy and active for years to come.

Exercise for Those with Arthritis and Joint Problems

Exercise is an important component in staying healthy when you have arthritis. Moderate physical activity on a regular basis helps decrease fatigue, strengthens muscles and bones, increases flexibility and stamina, and improves your general sense of well-being.

Simple Tips to Help You Exercise More

A lot of people say they ‘hate’ exercise, but I think what they really hate is the expectation of long hours of organized exercise for the rest of their lives. Joining a gym makes some people cringe, and others just can’t afford it. And a lot of people don’t have an extra hour or two each day for a brisk walk, a run or to do aerobics. Let’s face it, life is crazy busy these days. Now that the truth is out of the way and our excuses are made, what we do know is that some exercise each day is good for us – actually, it’s vital for good health. And it doesn’t have to be an awful chore we must face each day – it can be easy, customized, and fit into our busy schedules. And remember, to start with, any kind of movement can be considered exercise.

Why Make Time to Exercise?

I have no time to exercise. That’s the response when most people are asked why they don’t exercise. The last time I checked, though, there are still 24 hours in each day. Eight of those we should be sleeping, and that leaves 16 hours. This means if you want to get healthier, lose fat and firm up, you could work out 30 minutes a day, in which case you’d have 32 chances. If everyone would just invest 30 minutes a day, 4 or 5 days a week, we would look better, feel better and have fewer health problems.

Exercise Basics and Benefits

The definition of exercise is bodily exertion for the sake of training or improvement of health. At the very least, we should all try to be active in some form or another every day, such as walking, housework, gardening, dancing, yard work, climbing stairs instead of taking the elevator or playing with the kids or the dog. For best results, an organized exercise routine will yield more health benefits.

Winterize Your Exercise Routine

There are many benefits to exercising in winter weather and there are multiple exercise options one can choose to do. During the winter months try to set aside 30 minutes or more on most days of the week for physical activity. By exercising daily you can shake those winter blues. Exercise improves your mood and increases your energy level.