Why You Need Exercise

When I was twelve, I saw a movie that had a workout scene. For the challenge, I took up exercising. I did push-ups, chin-ups.. I even played football for a while and later, badmington. Since then, I’ve had lots of enjoyable workouts.
As much as I enjoy working out, though, there are times when I just feel too lazy to do any of the activities i include in my workout sessions. In effect, I find it challenging to be consistent. This is also a problem faced by many. For some, though, exercising is not something they would consider. Why do you need exercise , and what will help you be consistent?
Here are some ways you benefit :
-Exercise combats arterial hypertension
-Prevents obesity
-Keeps you in general good condition.
In children, exercise is beneficial for development of bones, muscles, and healthy joints.
In the elderly, exercise is likely to improve
-mental alertness
-balance and flexibility
-emotional health
-speed of recuperation
-metabolism
-bone density etc
Quoting Dr Pamplona Roger, a doctor of medicine, “physical exercise, adapted to the possibities and age of each individual, is never a waste of time, but an unavoidable necessity in order to maintain ourselves fit and healthy”.
In addition, vigorous activity affects some mood-altering brain chemicals. This might explain claims of mental well-being after exercising.
How often, though, should you exercise? While working out a few times every month would seem better than nothing, for greater resuits, it should be done often and consistently.
Some scientists recommend spending three hours or thereabouts each week working out. If you could include any moderate activity at the start of your day for just 30 minutes, in a week, you’d have spent three hours plus thirty minutes exercising. Done consistently, in a few weeks, it’d probably start feeling like a normal part of your routine.
To get started, do moderate activity and maybe, get a partner. Progressively increase the rigours of your workout activities.
You should also drink water adequately. Before workout, during workout and after work out. This is to avoid dehydration, by replenishing water lost through perspiration.
Finally, to be consistent, have a routine. Allot a specific time of the day to working out. This requires self-discipline and good personal organisation, but, in time, it’s worth the effort!