A great diet of nutritious foods provides the natural fuel to maintain youthfulness and long life but we are depriving ourselves of complete health and happiness if we do not include a good exercise program. I recommend developing a healthy, safe and lifelong commitment to exercise. It is best to carefully set realistic goals after meeting with your doctor. He or she may recognize your strengths and limitations and can work with you to achieve permanent results. Find activities and programs that interest you and rotate them so that you always enjoy your workouts.
So what can you do? Jogging, walking, swimming, aerobics, tennis, … just about anything. The main thing is to commit, begin, and stay with it. Exercise goal and commitment realizations are greatly increased when you involve a friend. I highly recommend this and it makes the time go by faster and it is more enjoyable.
Why exercise? Improve the cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, immune, metabolic, systems just to name a few. If you are committed to taking supplements to help these critical bodily systems, go the “extra mile” (or more) and include exercise. You will feel and look younger, have more energy, and enjoy all the physical pleasures of a healthy life.
Here are some helpful links on exercise:
• American Council on Exercise (ACE) (I recommend reading their “Fit Facts”)
• DiscoverFitness.com (Information and exercise programs)
• Workouts For You (Information and exercise programs)
• The President’s Counsil on Fitness (Guidelines for fitness programs)
The next eUpdate article will discuss improving our “Breath for Life”.
Health has everything to offer if you are willing to indulge. Start today to make these suggestions a part of your new lifestyle. Enjoy good health and long life!