The human body is made to move. But our increasingly modernised and industrialised lifestyle means that we are getting less physical activity these days, predisposing us to various diseases, especially cardiovascular disease.
To reduce our heart disease risk, the solution is simple – exercise regularly. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day, five days week.
Here are some tips to fit exercise into your daily routine.
1. Work out efficiently. Pick an exercise that you can do almost anywhere. Ideally the exercise shouldn’t require much preparation or equipment while enabling you to achieve significant physical gains in a short period of time. Some of the great examples include: high-intensity interval training (HIIT), Tabata training, and body weight exercise.
2. Use a fitness app. Fitness apps give you freedom to pick when and how you want to work on your health. Not only does it provide guidance in the form of illustrations and animation on how to perform a workout properly, it also serves as a reminder to exercise.
3. Choose an exercise that you hate the least. Choosing a form of exercise that fits your lifestyle and personality helps you to stick to it easier. Don’t be afraid to experimenting with different exercise, from walking, dancing, and yoga, until you find what works best for you.
4. Break your workout into smaller sessions. Eventhough the recommendation is to exercise 30 minutes on most days of the week, it doesn’t mean you cannot wkourk in shorter durations. Three 10-minute sessions during the day are alsmot as beneficial as a half hour session. With an effective programme, and done frequently enough, short and speedy workouts can do wonder for both the body and mind.
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