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