Exercise Tips From The CJA Lifestyle Health Team – Have Fun & Get Healthy!
Exercising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and has multiple benefits as well as helping you to look and feel your best.
Of course, we understand that adults all have different ‘start points’ when it comes to exercising, from beginners who have never exercised to people who have previously exercised and have a good base level of fitness.
Plus, not everybody enjoys the same type of exercise. Fear not – exercise is not limited to joining a gym and there are many good low cost ways to exercise without setting foot in a leisure centre!
For some people the idea of formal exercise is very intimidating but, once you find an exercise regime that you enjoy, you might find it gives you a new lease of life.
When starting a healthy eating plan it may be better for you to increase your daily activity with low impact exercise and small measures, and then plan to begin a more formal exercise programme when you have had some success with eating well.
The Benefits Of Exercising
Doing exercise is important for your overall health and wellbeing and can be hugely enjoyable and rewarding. Below are just some of the benefits you are likely to experience when you incorporate some regular exercise into your weekly routine. Regular exercise will:
- increase your energy levels
- help you to maintain weight loss
- give you time to yourself each day
- protect your muscle mass to ensure you lose body fat rather than muscle (for those on a weight loss plan)
Many people feel that they haven’t got time to exercise, however 30 mins is 4% of your day! You can probably spend half an hour less on instagram, facebook or watching TV to do something which will benefit your health on all levels.
Talk To Your CJA Lifestyle Doctor About The Right Exercise Plan For You
You can talk to your CJA Lifestyle doctor to make a plan for how you will build exercise into your daily routine. We will discuss many options, depending on your social situation and background and try to figure out what is best for you. Many home workout programmes are available which can be streamed to you, you may love dancing or want to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill.
Resources such as ‘Couch to 5K’ are excellent to get you moving! Once you get going with exercise it will seem like the easy bit. Eating well often presents far more of a challenge. Find out more about healthy eating here.