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:
â€¢ It produces stronger bones, ligaments and tendons
â€¢ Enhances posture, posie and physique
â€¢ Strengthens heart functions
â€¢ Improves oxygen delivery throughout the body
â€¢ Lowers blood pressure
â€¢ Reduces heart disease risk
â€¢ Prevents osteoporosis
â€¢ Improves immune function
â€¢ Helps lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides
â€¢ Increases endurance and energy levels
â€¢ Helps reduce tension and anxiety
â€¢ 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.