Exercise

The word “exercise” to some people has connotations of hot and sweaty, out-of-breath people jogging around the block.  To others, it means scantily clad bodies dancing around a gym.  Neither of these pictures are particularly enticing, but it should be emphasised that exercise, believe it or not, can be a pleasant experience.

“All parts of the body which have function, if used in moderation and exercised in labours which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well-developed and age more slowly; but if unused and left idle they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly” – Hippocrates.

“Fitness” is a very general term and means different things for different people.  When we think of “fit” people we think of Michael Phelps or Serena Williams certainly not the 65 year old lady next door with some extra weight around the waist line.  However, this lady walks 3 miles every day, loves to garden, rarely watches TV, and has an above average fitness level for her age – SURPRISED!  Physical fitness can be defined as “the ability to live life with a body that functions to its fullest capacity”.  Therefore fitness is a very individual thing and has no age, weight or size barriers.  Maintaining your fitness is the best anti-aging medicine.  Physical fitness means different things to a dancer, marathon runner, football player, businessman, and homemaker but one fact is clear, if fitness is the goal, exercise is the way to get there.

What are the benefits of staying active?

 Feeling Better         

Looking Better

 Is Better…

Starting an Exercise Program

Overall Muscle Conditioning Program

WORKOUT CHART

How Hard Should I Work?  RPE scale

Stretching Is Important

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