Daily Exercise: Doing Your Part

Daily Exercise: Doing Your Part

Research by Live Science has recently found that creating and maintaining an exercise routine doesn’t have to be IMPOSSIBLE!
In fact, while 1 to 2 hours per week of cardiovascular is adequate, little people realize that this weekly exercise routine and benefits can be obtained by simply breaking it up into 10-30 minute intervals.

According to medical research, exercise has a wide range of various benefits, from improving muscular and bone growth, to sustainment, and even the potential to protect against injuries.

According to Dr. Michael Jonesco; a sports medicine physician at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, weekly workout routines don’t need to be unreasonably intense.

In fact, medical practitioners strongly advise against starting off intense, or at unusually high levels of weight-resistance as it often leads to injury or even “burn-out”.

A supple alternative can be as simple as walking 10 minutes a day, 3 times a day, or even 1-10 minute sprint intervals.

Each time you lift weight, push resistance, jog, or do other cardiovascular activities your body improves both strength and stamina. In turn this understandably provides a sustainable outlet to improving not only performance, but also your health!

Fitness experts and nutritionists alike point out that a workout and exercise routine doesn’t have to be complex, cost a lot of money, or involve a personal trainer. In fact, most exercises can be effectively performed at home, may it be with free-weights, resistance bands, or simply using the resistance of your body – such as with pushups.

In most cases, medical experts and fitness enthusiasts strongly recommend starting off with basic cardio each week, such as walking, jogging, and ultimately running or sprinting if possible. These exercises, along with push-ups, pull-ups, and sit-ups will increase both strength and stamina. In additional to muscular growth, starting out with these basic cardiovascular activities and exercises lay down the framework for being more effective and likely capable of performing more intense workouts in the long-run, such as weightlifting, bodybuilding, and other intense sports like boxing.

For those whom have body injuries or existing conditions, exercise alternatives all the same still exist. In fact, swimming is one of the most reputable, effective (low-impact) methods of working out, building body strength, and not straining on your body or risking exacerbation of injury nearly as much as most intense exercise programs or routine.

Getting started with a new exercise routine doesn’t have to be difficult, and often, it’s best done individually. While having a gym-partner can be motivating, relying on someone else for “permission” to go to the gym, or using their absence as an excuse not to go can become commonplace and create a complacent routine.
Journaling your exercise programs, goals, and progress are an optimal way to get started, as well as promote positive growth of not only weight-resistance and capacity, but also muscle elasticity and stamina in the long-run.

Before starting a new exercise program or heading out to try out your first marathon, remember, take it easy and start slow. Pace yourself, and get in tune with your body. Most importantly, if you have potentially at-risk medical conditions, or are concerned with any dangers associated with exercise, that it’s most recommended to first consult with a physician or appropriate medical professional.

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