Focus on Activity, not exercise

I used to be an exercise ‘freak’ before I became a mum. I’m familiar with gym classes and going to the gym was part of my lifestyle.

Somehow, parenting commitments have affected my fitness priorities and I am still working on fitting a gym class into my current schedule.

Research has shown that your longevity is increased by two hours for every hour of exercise. Isn’t that powerful? I am a believer of being active and regular exercise. It helps lift my spirit up, improves my mood and most of all, keeps me healthy.

And I even read that exercise helps to eliminate constipation!

The benefits of exercise are more than this post can contain. To name some to keep in mind:

• It produces stronger bones, ligaments and tendons

• Enhances posture, posie and physique

• Strengthens heart functions

• Improves oxygen delivery throughout the body

• Lowers blood pressure

• Reduces heart disease risk

• Prevents osteoporosis

• Improves immune function

• Helps lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides

• Increases endurance and energy levels

• Helps reduce tension and anxiety

• Relaxes and improves sleep

For exercise to be truly effective and enjoyable, it must not be a ‘burden’. Find something fun to do. Enjoy it! It doesn’t need to be vigorous. Focus on the word: Activity, not exercise.