Getting Started: Steps to Success

What Is Your Current Health Like?

Before you begin an exercise programme you should consider your current health status. If you have been inactive and may be overweight; have any health conditions or a history of heart related conditions in your family, always seek the advice of your doctor.

“The majority of health related conditions  are  improved by exercise.”

Why Is Exercise So Important In The First  Place?

The body is designed to move and to move you need oxygen. The less efficient your cardiovascular system is, the more difficult it will be to move around; let alone play with the kids, run in the park, or cycle. If your muscles are weak you may be or become unstable, which can mean you are more likely to fall and injure  yourself leading to weeks of incapacity.

If you have been inactive for a long time your blood cholesterol may be higher than normal which can lead to atherosclerosis, which if ignored and untreated, can cause artery blockages leading to angina, heart attack or stroke.

“High blood pressure can be improved by gradually exercising more and adhering to a healthy diet.”

Recent research has highlighted that people who are  physically active in their leisure time were less likely to suffer from depression, with every weekly session of activity  reducing the overall risks. A University College London study found that those who exercised three  times  weekly  could lower their risk of becoming depressed by 16 per cent.

I hope you can now see that exercise is at the very heart of improving almost all conditions which are currently holding you back and putting your health now and  in the future, at  an increased risk of a wide range of extreme problems.

“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the  spirit.”

 Morihei Ueshiba

Extracts from my book available on Amazon Get fit, Healthy and Stay that way.

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