Exercise is important for many reasons: It helps you to:
Many types of exercise can benefit your health, such as:
Yes. However, it's important that the type of activity is right for your:
If you have any chronic illnesses, it's important to check with your doctor before you start.
If you have not exercised for a while, you should start with mild exercises for 10 to 15 minutes a day. You should build up gradually to more strenuous exercises, such as aerobic exercises, and extend the time until you reach 30 to 60 minutes on most days of the week.
Aerobic exercise is exercise that does the following:
Some examples of aerobic exercise are:
Yes. Stretching before and after exercising helps to prevent injuries and strengthens your muscles and bones.
Anyone can work some exercise into the daily schedule. You can do many exercises at home, outdoors or even at work. Here are some suggestions: