Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) April 26, 2009 -- Exercise is very important in order to stay fit and healthy. Both physical and mental health are the ingredients to living a clean and stress free life. Diet, combined with exercise are the most important factors towards living a healthy life.
Exercise has helped individuals with their blood pressure, which in turn reduces the chances of developing diabetes and stroke. Weight loss, and a trimmer waist line are the main reasons why people exercise.
Getting you heart rate to your targeted heart range( according to age/weight)is the key to burning calories. If one wishes to lose weight, they must exercise intensely, to elevate their pulse rate enough to burn fat at a faster rate.
You must motivate yourself, and have great will power to continue your fitness program.
This usually means that you will have to exercise at least three to four times a week for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Cardio Vascular exercise such as walking running and cycling are the easiest to start with. The key is to mix it up. Keep your exercise routine exciting, and try to enjoy your activity, this is very important as you will benefit by reducing stress. Swimming for example is great, an activity where the whole family can get involved in, it's also very enjoyable.
All the above mentioned are Cardio Vascular exercises that most would enjoy. Any exercise can burn fat if you get your heart rate reaches in the targeted zone. You can play Squash, Badminton Football, as long as you get slightly breathless and sweat, you have done enough.
You have more chance sticking to your routine if you enjoy it.
So to summarize, try to make a plan for your diet and exercise. Aim to keep and follow the schedule on a regular basis. Always motivate yourself and pick activities which you enjoy. Don't think of exercise as a punishment, but an enjoyable part of your day.