Exercise - 'Take your exercise into your own hands'

Why Exercise?

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 Every time we exercise, we are honestly doing something good for our bodies! Exercise is good on many levels, from our brain and cognition, right through to the immune cell level. Here are a few examples: 

Every time we exercise, we are honestly doing something good for our bodies! Exercise is good on many levels, from our brain and cognition, right through to the immune cell level. Here are a few examples: 

Daily Workout 6 days a week!

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Build a up a daily workout routine that should last at least 15 minutes or more. Ideally start soon after getting up - to help kick start your metabolism. Your routine should involve stretches and heart pumping sections?

I always recommend one day of rest a week to let the body rest & repair. Rest days are key to recovery, for building good muscle and joint strength, to prevent injuries.

Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation.

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Brilliant for mind and body. 

Increasing numbers of people are becoming aware of the physical and mental benefits of activities like yoga, tai chi and meditation. These activities  are also leaving what we call a molecular signature in our cells, which reverses the effect that stress or anxiety would have on the body by changing how our genes are expressed.  

These sorts of activities are a fabulous mind and body experience which leads to ever growing feelings of well being.

Walking or running

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Regular running or walking  (at any speed) is part of a healthy lifestyle. But, lap for lap, running burns about 2.5 times more calories than walking. Brisk walking will improve the outcome. Running may also help control appetite, so runners may lose more weight than walkers no matter how far the walkers go. Running has often been viewed as a potentially dangerous or damaging activity. But can a sport that improves your cardiovascular fitness really be bad? The idea that running is bad for your knees is a popular fitness myth, according to many doctors and surgeons who are experts in joint health.


Aches and pains and Arthritis

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Contrary to popular belief, running does not cause arthritis or osteoarthritis later in life. Research demonstres regular exercise protects you from age relatedness arthritis and osteoarthritis. Impact sports such as running can improve bone structure. recent research demonstrates that regular physical activity and exercise plays an important role in maintaining or improving bone density.  A sedentary lifestyle in an invitation for joint and limb disease and discomfort. Slowly increasing your exercise levels is paramount in obtaining the best results together with good foot support to reduce to much jarring from exerciseing on hard surfaces.


Swimming

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Swimming is a good all-round activity because you use all your muscles, it also keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body, builds endurance, muscle strength and tones the heart and lungs. Swimming also helps with weight management. it is specially for beneficial for the older generation. 

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