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SINCE getting back my life following a life-threatening illness, I have become more conscious about exercising regularly. I run, I bike, I lift weights. I push myself to the limits.
I’m doing this not just for myself but for my family. I want to be with them for a longer time still. I know that parents out there who are probably reading this think exactly the same way I do. We make these sacrifices for our children. We want to see them grow, develop their full potentials, become a success.
Which brings me to the topic of exercise.
From direct essay.com, exercising is important to a person’s health. Exercise helps reduce the risk of death, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, colon and breast cancer. It also improves your mood and increases energy level.
There are different exercises that suit all ages.
Wikipedia.com lists down Aerobics (also known as cardio), refers to physical exercise ranging from low to high intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. Aerobics activities include rowing, running, walking and cycling.
Aerobics exercises strengthen the heart muscle, reduce stress, increase mental well-being.
From weightlossresources.com: Zumba Dance Exercise is effective and easy to follow. It is a calorie-burning dance workout that usually lasts for an hour and taught by instructors licensed by Zumba Fitness, LLC.
Exercises include music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training. Zumba helps to burn fat, calories and build lean muscle.
The Zumba program borrows from the following dance styles: Salsa, Meringue, Mambo, Flamenco, Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Belly dancing, Bhangra, Hip-hop, and Tango.
How long should one exercise? Exercising too hard or long is not a good idea. It can cause injury to the muscles, joints. Pwede ka ring magka-heat stroke.
A person should always be at a pace that she or he can handle.
Most of all, exercising regularly is not enough to sustain healthy lifestyle. We should eat healthy foods, drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and have enough sleep. Sometimes, all it takes is a regular short walk daily, from 30 minutes and up.
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