Everybody needs an outlet for stress and exercise can be the perfect antidote!
Exercise is an investment of time and strength that yields great assets over time.
Exercise is known to lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and weight all at the same time while increasing your metabolism, confidence, and endorphin levels making you feel more energetic.
It is almost like instant gratification! If committed to a ritual of exercise as a part of your lifestyle (along with eating well, refer back to the Love Your Life Program), you can significantly reduce your risks of heart disease, cancer, and stroke: the top three U.S. killers according to the National Center for Health Statistics.You will also lower your risk of diabetes which is number 6 on the list. Ready to get started yet?
Ok good then let’s go!
So how many times a week should one invest in exercise? Some people seem to think that twice a week is a sufficient deposit. However, the current guidelines set by the American Heart Association and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) for adults under the age of 65 are:
Moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, five days a week
Vigorously intense cardio 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week
Just keep in mind that these guidelines are set for the average American. If you consider yourself in better shape than the average American than you’ll need to up the ante.
Working harder for better results will set you ahead of the pack. And you don’t have to share your results with anyone else. They’re all yours!
Remember our health is one major thing that we have control over, and your body is the best asset you have to invest in. So why not take advantage of these last 10 weeks left in 2008 and start investing in yourself!
Shaneek AKA Miss Murder