Regular exercise or rather any physical activity is good for health especially in today’s world where technology has taken over the major physical work which are elders were used to.
If you take a look at your day-to-day routine you would find that you are living a very comfortable life – going by car or public transport to the office rather than walking. Sitting on your desk and finalising the deals in between munching burgers, or pizzas or drinking fizzy drinks. Hence any tiny bit of physical activity will be good for you and your body.
So here are six simple exercises to keep you fit and healthy for a long time.
Walking is the easiest and the simplest of the exercises as well as very beneficial. Ditch the car, or any other public transport for a nearby distance and a take a walk. One you have not contributed to the carbon emissions and two your body will be thankful to you for this small physical activity. However to benefit from walking you have to maintain a certain speed and a certain time limit like starting with 30 minutes walk and then slowly increasing to 45 and then for an hour.
If you can and if you enjoy then you can go for a run in a nearby park. Not only will it improve stamina, help you shed those extra kilos easily and maintain your weight also it will prolong the ageing process.
If you enjoy gardening then make it a point to spend at least half an hour initially in your gardening. All that squatting, digging, potting plants, or lawn mowing will help shape up thigh and abdomen muscles thus giving you a firm shape and a good figure.
You love dancing; your feet can not stop themselves when they hear music so why stop them. Let your body sway to the music in gay abandon song after song. However, don’t forget to take a breather and also ensure to keep drinking water at regular intervals. Dancing is the best exercise to uplift your mood, and it works out every muscle in your body. And with your love for dancing it won’t feel that you are exercising.
Yoga is another way to keep yourself active and thus reap the benefits of it. Yoga exercises not only your body but also your mind thus boosting your memory, keeping you agile, young for a long time. Simple yoga asanas are easy to perform and does not put extra pressure on you even.
6. Outdoor games
As a child you loved to play cricket, tennis or table tennis or various other games with other children of your age. Now again is the time to be a child with your children and play those games again. Or you can join some sports club or even better collect your friends and start a game of tennis in the nearby park. Playing with friends and family take away the strain of exercising and it adds to the fun along with providing you with a thorough exercise.
Include these six simple exercises in your routine and see the difference in your stamina and your looks.
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