Most of us don’t like to exercise. It takes time out of our busy schedules, it hurts, and many times we are just out and out too lazy to do it. I know that is how I have felt in the past. Exercise is one of the most important things we can do to keep our bodies healthy and whole. It only takes 20 minutes per day to keep the juices flowing. The oriental concepts of health and longevity are to keep things moving. Tai Chi is a great example of a fluid movement exercise.
If you are starting an exercise program, I suggest at least 10 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each day. This can be accomplished with any exercise machine such as a stationary bike, tread mill, stair stepper etc. Even jogging in place is sufficient to raise your pulse to a target rate. Take the next ten minutes and work your upper body with resistance exercise such as weights or resistance cords. Work your upper body one day, and the lower body the next. Alternate these exercises every other day. Take Sunday off for a day of rest.
As you move and exercise each day, you will strengthen your muscles, bones, connective tissue, and move your lymphatic fluid will have a better flow. This will add years to your life. If you would like to have some help with creation of an effective exercise program, feel free to contact the office and we can help set you up. Here’s to you your health.