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Don’t Let the Rain Stop You from Exercising!

April 25, 2016

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Here’s an idea…

 As you may know, April is a rainy month and many people tend to stay inside and do nothing. The rain stops most people from doing most things, for example: grocery shopping, doctors appointments, and also exercising. However, it’s not necessary for the rain to interfere with your parade (or exercise).

In other words…

 Exercise can be good for the body and has many health benefits. Exercising gives you energy and makes you feel better. It can help prevent excess weight gain and maintain your current weight. It can also help prevent heart disease, hypertension, stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and depression. Exercise can also help improve your mood, relaxation, sleep, and stress level.

Don’t make exercise a chore. Have fun!  Take this opportunity to gather with friends or make new ones.

Exercise can have a huge impact on a person’s life.

Here’s how you can use this idea to better your life…

If you’re aiming to be more active, you’re on the right track to improve your health. Regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Need help to put your plan into practice? There are many different rainy-day exercise that do not require a gym or an outdoor environment.

  • Strength training – Body weight exercise is another effective home fitness routine that includes pushups, crunches, side planks and dips. A set of free weights is good for doing bicep curls, squats and lunges. Stretch bands add resistance, to work most muscle groups and they are easy to pack so a business trip or vacation doesn’t derail your exercise routine.
  • Cardio workouts should be part of a fitness routine. At home, exercisers can get their heart rates up by doing jumping jacks, high knees and jump squats.
  • Flexibility – Yoga, stretching and balance routines can be easily accommodated into a rainy day schedule. There are many smartphone apps, website and online videos available that develop flexibility and balance.

 

 To find out more…

For more information, on healthy lifestyle habits:
http://www.uaex.edu/health-living/health/fitness/
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389

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