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Your Body Happy - Exercise
Exercise is one of
life’s necessities that is either hated or loved; there is no
gray area. People are either addicted to it, or they spend hours upon
hours figuring out ways to avoid it.
It was not so long ago, that people did not have to exercise. Their
daily work demands were sufficient to have healthy bodies. Children and
young adults had physical education daily in school, from 2nd grade
school. That, unfortunately, is not the case now.
Most jobs are sedentary – we are tied to our desks and
computers, after work we go home exhausted from mental and emotional
strain to sit and watch television or play video games.
Surprisingly enough, if one does 30 minutes of exercise two or three
evenings a week they find that their energy level is up, while the
stress level is way down.
Everyone needs to exercise at least 3 times a week. Depending on your
current fitness level, your exercise can be walking, or an hour workout
at the local gym. Exercise combined with a healthy diet will keep you
physically fit, and feeling much better in general.
Even if you are in martial arts, regardless if it is for pleasure or
for fight training, a consistent exercise routine is necessary. You do
not need to exercise for muscle mass; your goal should be to tone your
body. A consistent exercise program will help to keep you supple and
limber; both attributes being very important in martial arts.
If your exercise routine includes trips to the gym, make sure to dress
art uniforms are too bulky to be safe while using gym
equipment. If you want to impress, you can wear one of your martial art
uniforms to the gym, then change into grappling shorts and shirt.
There are many Internet sites dedicated to helping with exercise
routines and answering exercise questions. An excellent site to visit
is popularfitness.com. They list exercises for all parts of the body
that can be done while at home.
The bottom line is that everybody needs to exercise to remain healthy.
The exercises can be light or advanced and the exercise program or
activity you choose should fit your lifestyle and fitness goals. Go
ahead, get started; you may find that you actually enjoy it!