The importance of fitness, along with good nutrition cannot be underestimated if you are in your 30’s and your goal is to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. You can reduce the chances of developing complications from chronic diseases, as well as have more energy and just feel better.
Some of the health benefits you can expect to enjoy if you remain fit include:
* A lower risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol
* Better mental health, less overall stress and a better quality of sleep
* Better bone density
* A higher chance of living longer
It helps to think of a few ways that you can motivate yourself to keep fit, as we all know that when it comes to eating healthily and exercising, it isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
Maintaining good health means that you:
* Have less chance of being overweight
* Are a positive role model for your children
* Have less chance of type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure
Each week, engage in 1.25 hours of high intensity physical aerobics, or 2.25 hours of moderate activity. These times can increase to 2.5 or 5 hours for even more health benefits.
During at least two days, all your major muscle groups should be strength trained.
At least 2.5 hours of moderately intense physical aerobic activity is recommended for women who are pregnant and in good health. Consult your doctor to see if you can safely continue any high intensity physical workouts during pregnancy.
Walking for 10 minute periods regularly during the week can be beneficial for anyone, especially those aged over 65, whether walking slowly or briskly, or walking while talking. Walking and talking briefly before having to catch your breath is considered a high intensity workout.
Don’t make Excuses
Work or family often get in the way of exercise, despite the fact that we all appreciate the importance of fitness. You can make a start on keeping fit by starting out slowly with activities you enjoy, keeping a daily or weekly journal and setting yourself realistic goals.
Physical activity should be a part of everyone’s life without the excuses getting in the way. You will feel healthier and stronger and you have a much better chance of getting through the next few decades with no major health issues.