Whether it’s for your own personal goals or just looking for a lifestyle change, there’s no doubt that exercise has a lot of health benefits. This is why many say exercise is the best medicine. Are you worried about heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, or do you ever feel tired and out of energy? Getting physically active can change all of that and so much more! Getting active and getting exercise can also help you take control of your weight, and by following a good healthy diet as well, it will completely change your life for the better. Many people don’t realize exercise can also help with mental health issues as well as physical difficulties such as arthritis and back pain.
In case you’re not totally convinced, here are additional points to consider:
Most of us know how important it is for our health and how our lives will benefit if we begin exercising, so why don’t more people do it? Maybe it’s just getting started that’s the difficult part. Starting with simple exercises like a moderate pace walk is a great way start. Of course, consulting a doctor before doing any type of training or exercise is necessary. Another great way to get started is downloading a fitness app to help track everything that you eat and log all exercises for the day. Probably the easiest way to start (if it’s in your budget) is hiring a personal trainer as they can guide you to your health goals. For those on a budget, you can look into gyms or even on apps like MeetUp for low-cost group fitness classes. By taking some small steps, you can start changing your lifestyle and live a life full of energy!
There’s no doubt exercise has many benefits, not just for physical health but also for mental health. The great thing about exercise is that anyone at any age start, even if it’s just a brisk walk (CDC, 2018). Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about your health please call your primary care physician.
Center for Disease Control (2018) Health and Fitness. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/pa-health/index.htm