Health Benefits of Physical Fitness

If you are currently at a healthy weight, you are already one step ahead of the game. To stay at a healthy weight, it is worth doing a little planning now. If you are overweight but are not ready to lose weight yet, preventing further weight gain is a worthy goal. Few benefits of physical activity are as under:-

30 Minutes Exercise Daily

Thirty minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day can help maintain weight.

To avoid Hypertension

If your blood pressure is moderately elevated, 30 minutes of brisk walking on most days a week may be enough to keep you off medication.

If you have normal blood pressure but are not active, your chances of developing high blood pressure increase, especially as you get older or if you become overweight or obese or develop diabetes.

To avoid Medication

If you take medication for high blood pressure, 30 minutes of moderate physical activity can make your medication work more effectively and make you feel better.

If you do not have high blood pressure, being physically active can help keep it that way.

Simple Physical Activity Plan

Your physical activity program can be as simple as a 15-minute walk around the block each morning and evening. Gradually build up your program and set new goals to stay motivated.

Progress gradually

The important thing is to find something you enjoy and do it safely. Remember, trying too hard at first can lead to injury and cause you to give up.

Consult your Doctor

If you have a chronic health problem or a family history of heart disease at an early age, be sure to talk with your doctor before launching a new physical activity program.
Set a schedule and try to keep it.

Make Active Healthy Friends

Get a friend or family member to join you. Motivate each other to keep it up.

Change Exercises

Alternate different activities so you do not strain one part of your body day after day.

Reward offering

At the end of each month that you stay on your exercise program, reward yourself with something new e.g. new clothes, a compact disc, a new book or something that will help keep you committed. But do not use food as a reward.