Activity and Exercise Basics

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Exercising and staying active is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do and it will benefit you for years…

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Exercises

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Fitness Tips:

  • Check with your Dr. before starting an exercise routine.
  • Eat something within an hour of waking to kick-start your metabolism (a half banana will do).
  • Be sure to breathe correctly when exercising:
    • Cardio / Endurance Exercises – take deep breaths and get into a rhythm.
    • Running / Endurance Exercises – breathe deeply and in rhythm.
    • Weight / Strength Training – breathe out when your muscles are contracted (this is the hardest part of the exercise) and breathe in when you return to the starting position.
    • Stretching / Flexibility Exercises – breathe deeply and in rhythm.
  • Stretch after you have completed your workout.
  • If you must spend a lot of time sitting, be sure to stand up and move around every 30 minutes.
  • It is important to balance your routine with exercises that work opposing muscles.

Visit us every week for even more information, exercises and fitness gear to keep it interesting and fun!!

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Tip: If you must spend a lot of time sitting, if possible, stand up and move around every 30 minutes. Sitting isn’t your only option for a productive day at the office – Visit our Fitness Shopping page to get some ideas on desks that offer other options. Also be sure to read up on whether a standing desk is right for you before you purchase. If you still decide to purchase a stand up desk, be sure you have a good mat for your feet and space for your work materials – papers, mouse, pens and desktop supplies like paperclips, etc.

Tips: It is important to balance your routine with exercises that work opposing muscles. Example, don’t just do crunches for your abs, be sure to do lower back exercises. Same for your arms and legs – exercise the front and the backs. Strengthening muscles in tandem helps you keep your stability.

Visit our Contact Us page and let us know what you’d like to see. We love company – share us with your friends! 

Wishing you the Best of Health!

Joan E Wilder

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Author: Joan E Wilder

We are focused on providing information about the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

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