Theories about exercise are conflicting, but experts agree that 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 days a week can do wonders for you. Not only will your health be significantly improved, but your well-being as well. Doing this can also help us prevent weight gain and keep our weight stable. When we combine moderate activities with calorie-controlled diet, then we lose weight and stay fit as well.
Defining Moderate Exercise
There are people who get confused as to what moderate exercise really is. Basically, moderate activity is just something you do that leave you feeling warm and breathing more heavily.
Examples of moderate activities include:
Stay fit with walking To increase activity and fitness, walking in a brisk way is one of the best things you can do.
Golfing Instead of hiring a buggy, carry your own bags when you play a round of golf.
Dancing and Fun There are a lot of celebrity dance shows on TV, and this is one reason why dancing has had a revival lately. To burn off those fat and get fit, try to learn ballroom dancing, belly dancing, or the salsa.
Bike riding An example and great form of aerobic exercise is cycling. Why do you need to dig your bike out of the garage? For 5 days a week, a 15 minute ride can burn off 11 pounds of fat per year.
Play some table tennis Are you one of those people who don’t consider table tennis as moderate exercise because you’re used to the gentle game of ping pong? But think about it, because if you play for an hour and consider how many times you had to pick up the ball. And improving your game has its perks, because you’ll be stretching more to reach the ball and you become faster and your footwork will also improve.
Roller blade or skate You can improve your coordination and tone your thighs when you skate or roller blade. But remember to wear protective clothing.
Remember that you can always find ways to include moderate activities or exercises in your every day routines. It’s always possible to lead a healthier life and increase your activity.