Stress is known as a natural part of life, but it can do a lot of damage to your health. It gives you high blood pressure and a high heart rate which both could lead to a stroke. To avoid this you must move and get active.

Relax consciously to make sure you will have a healthy, restful sleep.  To achieve this, it is good to have a healthy sleep routine. Go to bed before midnight and get up early. Try to go to bed and get up in the morning at the same time. Try not to eat within 2 hours of going to bed.

Move. Take a little 15-minute walk about half an hour after dinner. This can help control sugar levels. To really benefit from walking after dinner you must do this every day.

Also, get about 30 minutes of exercise every day. To make it more a feeling-good experience to move and get active every day, reward yourself with new workout gear and clothes occasionally.

I go on my treadmill 20 minutes a day and after that I go on my Body-Shaper for 10 minutes. That really gives me the energy to get me going all day. I like it because I do it on my own pace. Sometimes with music and sometimes I use the time to think.

Move

For some people the word exercise make them cringe. I’m one of them. Take it off your vocabulary and think of activity and some fun move instead.

To me exercise sounds like work and I try to find some excuses like having something more important to do. “But when we think of ‘activity’, it could be things we enjoy doing,” says Fabio Comana, a San Diego exercise physiologist and spokesman for the American Council on Exercise. “You have options. It can be enjoyable to move and do activities with friends or with family.” Walks around the neighborhood or games in the park can get you the exercise you need every day. Think of some things you really enjoy doing and do them.

Choose your pace in your daily exercise and forget what your exercise video says. “Generally speaking, folks who are overweight, out of shape, and sedentary tend to feel pretty bad even in response to moderate-intensity exercise such as brisk walking,” says Dave Williams, PhD, assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown Medical School and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I. “There does seem to be evidence in the lab that if you have people walk at their own pace they are going to feel better than people who are walking at moderate intensity,” “We aren’t sure if it’s because they feel in control, or because they are walking slower and are not overwhelmed by the exercise. The people doing the self-pace exercise won’t find it aversive and will continue to exercise over the course of months or years.” he says.

Another way to make exercise enjoyable is to exercise to music. In a resent study by the University in West London, music enhances endurance by 15% and helps those working out get more fun out of it. So, whatever kind of music that makes you get up and exercise, is the right one.

Start out your daily move and exercise slowly. Just a little every day at first. If you do this it’s easy to increase it because the hardest part of increasing your exercise is getting started. So, get up and move and get active. Have Fun!

 

How do you get moving every day? Let us know. Comment below!

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