Most people reading this essay can conveniently skip the next paragraph because most of us already know that in what ways can proper exercise benefit us. And how most of us cannot stick to an exercise routine. People who do not understand the importance of exercise is simply because they are not aware of benefits of proper exercising.
Proper exercising is about exercising at the right time, in the right manner, accompanied by a proper diet. Proper exercising helps you to sleep better, lose or gain and maintain weight, improve your resistance to fight infections, lower risk associated with diseases like cancer, heart complications and diabetes. Proper exercise also helps your brain function better, making you more alert.
If you want to obtain the benefits of exercise, first find a program that suits your body type and then stick to it. I am listing down a few important points that you need to keep in mind while you are making an effort to choose or stick to an exercise regime.
Choose That Your Body Demands: Suppose you started to exercise to get rid of a problem but you notice that exercise has worsened the situation, its time to modify, change or stop exercising. If it helps to hire a personal trainer who can guide you through the specifics of a good exercise program go for one. If you are someone who has always had a personal trainer please make sure that he/she understands what he is putting you into and is aware of the nutritional principles etc. Remember wrong route can cause a problem for a lifetime. Don’t take chances with your body.
Be disciplined: Once you have chosen an exercise program, follow it, stick to it. For example you need at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday to get weight loss benefits. Researches have reported that proper exercising for 60 minutes everyday is best. Ideally one should try to exercise at one stretch but it could be split up into two 30-minute sections also.
Start by going for long brisk walks. Increase the speed and distance slowly if you want the benefits to pour. Once your body gets used to a certain speed and distance the health benefits reduce. To keep up with being benefited you need to improve the speed and may be walk a little longer. You can also try race walking if you are outdoors. You can also do treadmill indoors. But keep increasing the intensity.
Take to swimming. But prefer fresh water than swimming pools, which has too much chlorine in it and can cause harm to your body, hair, skin, respiratory system like you cannot imagine. If you have a lake, pond, ocean etc take to swimming. It’s the best form of exercise. It is least expensive and also most effective.
You can also choose cycling but remember that if not done properly then it can result in serious injuries. Your back can be very badly affected if proper posture is not maintained. Same applies to thighs.
There is new scientific evidence that reports the enormous benefits of interval-type training. Although cardio training is important, it actually has to be part of a more comprehensive program, which may include short bursts of activity at very high intensity. This again is tailored for an individual’s specific fitness level and needs. This routine may provide better protection against heart attacks as compared to long durational aerobic type of exercises. One more benefit of this approach is that it brings down the amount of time you spend exercising, and gives you more benefits.
You should make sure you are keeping your physician in loop before settling for any exercise program. Especially, if it is for a certain problem your doctor is already trying to treat you for.