A Grab Bag Of Facts You Should Know About Fitness

A Grab Bag Of Facts You Should Know About Fitness
There are all kinds of fitness fads and fitness practices available today. Many people form their fitness knowledge based on the teachings of an individual expert or guru. This can be very helpful in forming a core fitness philosophy; however, there are many truths surrounding fitness, and a smattering of general knowledge never hurt anyone. In this article, we will discuss some random fitness facts that are both fun and useful to know. Read on to broaden your fitness knowledge.
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Playing in the yard with your kids or grand-kids is fun, but many people put off playtime because they feel it is too indulgent. After all, we should be hard at work doing practical things, right? Well, the fact is vigorous play outdoors burns up calories and keeps you fit just as well as power walking. Aside from that, it has the benefit of strengthening your ties with your friends and loved ones and putting a smile on your face. All-in-all, playtime is fun, productive and vitally important to your health, fitness, and well-being.

No pain, no gain, right? Wrong! This is an old-fashioned theory of exercise that left a lot of people injured in the 1980s and 90s, Actually, fitness pursuits should be fun and challenging, but they should not hurt. When you are engaged in active exercise at the appropriate level for you, you should be able to talk, laugh and feel good. If any of those qualities are missing from your fitness routine, you are doing it wrong.
For maximum results, dial it back a little bit to a point where you are comfortably challenged.
Lots of people think that doing just a little bit of exercise is a big waste of time. The generally accepted theory is that you have to exercise vigorously at least half an hour every-other-day to get any benefits at all. You will be happy to know that this is hogwash. Anything you add to your activity level on a regular basis will make some difference in your overall health and fitness level. For

example, while choosing to take the stairs instead of the elevator every day will not give you 6-pack abs, it could very well reduce your blood pressure significantly and improve your overall cardiovascular health.
Benefits Of Walking
The following is a list of the benefits that we all can derive from walking. As parents, we are all concerned about our children. Whether it is their mental makeup or their physical makeup, children benefit from the concern that parents show in this regard. When it comes to the physical makeup of our children, we want them to be active and healthy. The best way that we can do this is by being a role model. If we show love for exercise, so will they, and walking is one of the best exercises to do.
With today’s high gas prices, most families are concerned with saving money wherever they can. If you own a car or two, you understand that the cost of fuel is a large portion of the family budget. That is why walking, whenever you can, is an excellent way to cut down on your fuel costs. A simple trip to the market by walking will soon add up to quite a savings.



If you are a mother who is housebound for long periods of time due to family responsibilities. Or maybe you are an office employee who sits in front of a computer all day. Both of you will benefit by escaping that confinement by going for a leisurely stroll. It will help you to get through the rest of the day as it will give you a wholesome break away from your daily routine.
Do we really know our neighbors? Have we made an effort to visit them and get to know more about them? If you are in a habit of going for a daily stroll around your neighborhood, you will probably have a great opportunity to bump into them at some time. There will be occasions when they are working in their yards or coming and going from various daily outings. These would be perfect times for you to introduce yourself and thus perhaps start a new friendship.
We are all concerned about the health of our planet, mankind’s home. There are so many issues that are in the news about the destruction of the Eco-systems. Year by year it seems to be getting worse. There may be little we can do on a global front about the environment. However, we can do our part wherever we live by walking whenever we can. This will help to prevent harmful emissions from polluting the atmosphere.
There is nothing that is more enjoyable than a stroll to enjoy the beautiful creation that surrounds us. It does not matter if it is a gorgeous evening sunset, or an invigorating scent from a pine forest, or a daily stroll while admiring the beauties of creation, walking does wonder for our psyche.
The best time to think is when we get away from whatever we are doing and take a walk. Walking seems to stimulate the thinking process. We are able to make decisions wisely and see things a lot clearer when we are walking.
Walking is simply the best exercise that you can do for your body. It is a low impact exercise and requires no costly equipment. The benefits derived from walking are second to none when it comes to fitness.

Lifting weights (even little ones) is a great way to keep your body young. After the age of thirty, we start to lose lean muscle as well as bone density. Weight-bearing exercise helps combat the loss of muscle mass and bone mass. Working out with light hand weights while watching TV and/or going for a stroll can help you maintain your youthful figure and keep your skeleton strong.
It is never too late to start exercising, and every hour that you spend exercising may pay off in two more hours of life! Even if you are middle-aged or elderly, exercising at an appropriate level will help you keep your energy levels up, retain and improve flexibility and mobility and improve your muscle tone and general health. Gentle exercise such as walking, stretching and even slow dancing will improve your health and the quality of your life.

Many people are afraid to start exercising because they think it will just be too hard or will not really help. Clearly, any level of exercise begun at any time in your life will boost your fitness level and help you enjoy your life more. Combine a positive, can-do attitude and a handful of these fitness facts to improve your fitness level today.

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