8 Mar 2010


Have you ever felt tierd and stressed out from work and by the time you get home you see your children running towards you asking you to play football with them ? You refuse them but promise them that you will do after you have a rest then forget!

Instead of disappointing your children, why not say YES ? After all you will be surprised by the amount of energy you'll have after a 30-minutes of good exercise.

Did you know that by doing moderate exercise at a moderate pace for only 30 minutes, you would feel a lot better, mentally ? It has been proven that this improves your appetite and sharpens your style in problem solving. Not only that. Just 30 mins of good exercise every day can also help you sleep better at night.

What are the benefits of regular exercise ?

It promotes self-discipline and has a positive impact how you perceive life.

Exercise helps in lifting your spirits and getting you out of any depression.

When exercise for the first time, its best to be done for 15 minutes for 2 to 3 days a week. You can increase the time you spend once your body gets tuned up for it.

DON'T you ever force your body! If you get hurt, then stop. You can take a break from exercising for a few days and then you can start again but you need to start from day 1.

These are just some moderate exercises you can do and enjoy:

1. Do the Walking. Make use of your surroundings. You can walk your dog, with your partner or child. Encourage your family to do the walking exercise daily and you will find yourself burning calories while enjoying the surroundings and getting enough sunlight that is also good for your body.

2. Discover the wonders of Yoga. Yoga is one effective exercise that energizes not only your body but also your soul. You may want to learn even the basic yoga positions that are not too complicated but proven effective. A five-minute yoga exercise can perk you up and recharge your body with the energy you lost for the whole day. You relax and at the same time you stretch!

3. Engage yourself into sports. Play basketball, football, baseball, tennis or badminton. Many doctors have recommended sports as an effective way to stay fit and healthy. Sports can also be done in moderation. Do not take it seriously. Shooting basketball with a friend is one moderate exercise that is also considered a sport.

4. Join exercise programs at work. If you still do not have exercise programs at work, then why not start it? You can talk to your boss about it and start with your colleagues. You do not only lose calories but it is also one good way to bond with them. This can be done 30 minutes, 3 times a week.

5. Exercise while doing the household work. Gardening, raking leaves, lawn mowing, doing the laundry, vacuuming and car washing are effective moderate exercises at home. Make use of these chores to sweat and burn calories. Instead of using machines and gadgets to perform these chores, why not do it with your hands and lose some fats?

Making exercises as part of your daily routines will surprise you of how much calories you will lose. Doing these moderate exercises of the same amount every day can burn 150 calories up to 1,000 calories a day!

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