This may seem obvious, but I’d like to point out something simple – Exercise is good for your overall health and wellness! Sometimes we forget that… for example, I haven’t been getting my butt in gear lately. I was either being to careful or maybe a little sorry for myself after have a couple of seizures the past month and a half. But I’m getting back into it tomorrow. Starting back on my Yoga routine (gently easing my way back), some meditation, with a mixture of light cardio.
The only sentence I had to read was the following one from a recent book I was reading,which should make ALL of us want to exercise, whether you are ill or not:
Your body heals 8 times faster with regular exercise
You don’t have to be a workout junkie (that can actually harm your health)… but just exercise 3-5 times a week for 15 – 30 minutes each time, etc. (Walk, jog, run… bounce, dance, jump up and down, whatever!)
Here’s a report from the Mayo Clinic that sums things up pretty well how much you should try to excercise to stay healthy:
Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can do a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week.
Strength training. Do strength training exercises at least twice a week. No specific amount of time for each strength training session is included in the guidelines.
It also states:
Short on long chunks of time? Even brief bouts of activity offer benefits. For instance, if you can’t fit in one 30-minute walk, try three 10-minute walks instead. What’s most important is making regular physical activity part of your lifestyle.
It’s always hard to find the time to exercise but it’s a major part of your life that you cannot avoid or you will most definitely run into health issues down the road. Make your exercise programs fun and you’ll have no problem doing them and seeing the benefits!