How to be active?

yoga is healthy

The human body was designed to move around. Even years upon years of evolution haven’t changed that. Our bodies aren’t built for long sitting that is why nowadays we must put in some extra effort to make sure we get enough exercise in between the school lessons, office jobs, and driving hours.

Based on the latest research the scientists have concluded that long-term sitting can cause numerous diseases. They explain that sitting places our body and our organs into a position that is extremely unsuitable for our health. Due to this placement, the normal hormone production is interrupted, which can lead to chemical unbalance in our body. As such, we must avoid continuous long hour sitting as much as possible.

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”

–Gene Tunney

Moreover, many studies support well-known facts that physical activities have a lot of beneficial effects on our bodies and minds. Following, to ensure the best possible health for ourselves, we must be active and make sure we include a reasonably high amount of exercising into our lifestyles.

Exercise guidelines

Below, we’ve prepared a list of simple guidelines you should follow. Implement them into your everyday life and we can assure you’ll feel much better. Not only your physical condition but also your mental condition will improve vastly and you’ll be able to fully enjoy your life.

1.) Perform some sort of body activity each day for at least 30 min.

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”

–Thomas Jefferson

2.) Make sure you take 5 minutes to warm up before and 5 minutes to stretch afterward.

3.) Move around as much as possible (avoid setting for long periods), make sure you stretch your legs every hour, stand up and take a short walk (at least to the restroom.

4.) Do not sit more than necessary.

5.) If possible, do things standing up our moving around.

6.)  Focus on natural movements – walking, running, cycling, yoga, dancing, house chores, bodyweight workouts…

cycling is healthy

7.) Try performing an intensive workout three times a week (make sure to include 3 sets of 20 seconds full speed/intensity performance (your maximum).

8.) Go out into nature as much as possible.

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

-Jim Ryan

9.) Your workout should include cardio exercises (for the heart, circulatory system, and respiratory system), exercises for strength (for bones and muscles), mobility and flexibility exercises such as yoga (for agility and mental health).

10.) Make sure you listen to your body – do not overdo it. Take as many breaks you need and keep your body hydrated.

Make sure to follow these guidelines and we can promise you that the beneficial results will come soon after. Make exercising your habit.

hiking is healthy

In case you’re interested in doing even more and finally get the body of your dreams, follow this link and learn more about the benefits of bodyweight workout and its potential.

“I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don’t.”

-Neila Rey

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