EXERCISE – Why, What and How Often?
Nothing gets the Mind and Body feeling fit quicker than exercise.
Whilst in mid life we tend to fret about “our ache and pains” it’s under-exercising we should worry about and its cumulative adverse effect on total body and mind.
Get into a regular exercise routine and you’ll enjoy a range of proven potential benefits
• Greater strength and stamina.
• Improved cardio-vascular and circulatory system.
• Improved mobility, flexibility and balance.
• Better posture and shape.
• Improved cognitive system.
• Plus the emotional benefits of feeling terrific, and with that greater self-esteem and added confidence.
With so many possible benefits available it just comes down to getting into the exercise habit, and that means answers to the questions:
What kind of exercise should I take? How much exercise do I need? How can I put together a good, affordable exercise routine? When do I start?
To help answer those questions download OnWeGo on Exercise – our guide on Fitness and Exercise.
Also check out these links to organisations and trusted authorities who specialise in health and exercise.
How much physical activity you need: @B.N.F.
Guidelines on the exercise you need: @H.S.P.H.
An overall guide to keeping the body young: @N.Y.Times
Exercise and Fitness tips to improve your health: @WebMD
How much exercise should we take?: @NHS Choices
What you really get out of exercise: @Helpguide
Benefits of physical exercise: @H.S.P.H
Get fit without a gym: @NHS Choices
Physical activity for Health: @P.Uk
Exercise for weight loss and maintenance: @H.S.P.H.
EXERCISE – Choosing your Activity or Sport
The secret of choosing a fitness programme that is right for you, one that you will stick with, is to choose one that best ticks your boxes.
Your fitness goals? Is it stamina, strength, toning, mobility, circrculatory?
Your limitations? Things like joint or disc conditions may point you towards low impact activity like swimming or Tai-Chi.
Your time and wallet? A step stool and some weights can provide a 24 hour home gym at minimal cost.
What motivates you? If it’s outdoor solitude, then go cycling. Competitive socializing? Then it’s down the gym with your mates.
Here is a selection of links to sports organizations that may have what you are looking for:
The 7 Minute Work-out Get great results from a rapid home routine
Fitness Training Programme: @NHS Choices
Running tips for beginners: @NHS Choices
Training for a marathon – The Beginner’s Programme: @VirginMarathon
The importance of body stretching exercise: @DrKim
Cycling through all levels of fitness and fun @British Cycling
Rowing your way to sustained fitness @BritishRowing-Explore Rowing
Swimming – get all you want to know: @Swimming.org
Tai chi chuan – a beginner’s guide: @Taichiunion
Tai Chi – how and where to start: @Taichiunion
Yoga – free video lessons for beginners: @YogaOnline
The Science of Yoga and why it works: @MyHealthNews
Looking for a Personal Trainer? @Personal Trainer Network
If you are thinking of embarking on a new regime of exercise and fitness please remember to consult your Doctor for advice.
Improved Fitness is the natural first step towards a better life – You’l feel able to take on the world and bring out the best in yourself.
So with your best in mind we suggest your next step is to discover your Self
Remember if you would like to chat about Fitness as part of a programme of Life Coaching please follow the link to the Coaching Page to find out more, or simply send a message via the Contact Box to the right here.