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Move your body Engage in daily exercise

Move your body Engage in daily exercise

Regular exercise offers incredible benefits for your body and mind. Not only does exercise keep the body young, but it also keeps the mind vital and promotes emotional wellbeing. Research has shown that physical activity sparks biological changes that increases the brain’s ability to learn, adapt, and perform other cognitive tasks. Exercise can reverse the detrimental effects of stress and lift depression. Your body is a fascinating tool, there is no reason why we should put it under a lot of stress.

When looking at a training program one should try include flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, and strength training.

1. Cardiovascular exercise

Find an aerobic activity that you enjoy doing, ie, walking, running, and try do that at least three times a week. It can be as simple as walking around the block where you live so you don’t have to go to the gym.  Enjoy the experience outdoors rather than the intimidation of being in a big gym. Take in the fresh air, good way to relieve stress.

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2. Strength Training

This doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds, you can easily start with an exercise band in the comfort of your own home. Building up to using weights. Make sure you incorporate the main  muscles groupsWhen working with a theraband, you do get a variety of colours, the colours mean different strengths, so it may vary from very light to very heavy. You can use your band anywhere, you don’t have to attach it to anything but as you progress and want more resistance you can tie it up to something solid.

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3. Stretching

After your workout, spend some time stretching, this is a part of a program that people tend to neglect, but stretching is very important. You want to keep the muscles lengthened and stretching does help preventing stiffness the next day.

If you experience any pain and discomfort consult your doctor or ask a trainer for some advice. Don’t push through any uncomfortable pain. As soon as there is pain, rather stop what you doing. There is difference to muscles working and straining. Very important to listen to your body at all times, it will let you know when there is something wrong.

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Start off slow, start with once or twice a week and slowly build up to doing three to four times week, make sure you enjoy it. Hope this helps you get your fitness journey started.

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