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Exercising can become a habit, and something you carry on with your through the rest of your life. The earlier you start to exercise, the better your health will be when you’re older. However, it’s also never too late to get active! Not only can a 5 year old exercise and have fun by joining a youth soccer team, or playing Frisbee in the yard, but even an 80 year old can be active by joining an aerobics class or going on an easy walk down the street for light exercise to get their heart pumping and promote blood flow. b. Now you may be thinking, “I’m way too busy to work out during the day!

” or “I’m too tired to fit in exercising along with everything else I have to do. ” To avoid these roadblocks, utilize time you don’t even realize you have. If you have 10 minutes between each class, use those to walk the long way to the cafeteria, or make a detour to lengthen the distance from one class to another, instead of sitting in your car. Also, have a friend join you when you exercise if you think it may be boring. VISUALIZATION:IX. Imagine getting out bed each morning energized, happy, and feeling well rested. There are 1, 440 minutes in every day.

Take out 15- 30 minutes 5 times a week, and this is more than possible! Exercise alone will increase your life expectancy by at least 3 years. Think of everything that you can do in three years! a. “You don’t have to work up a big sweat at the gym or become a long-distance runner,” said U. S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, who released a report on physical fitness in World Health Day. b. Think of how good you’ll feel after you get done with your activity, your adrenaline will be flowing, heart pumping, and your mood will be elevated!

You’ve never heard someone say “Man, I really regret exercising”. Have you? Of course not! c. According to www. mayoclinic. com, “Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood. ” CONCLUSION ACTION:X. Anyone can include exercise into their daily life, even if they are disabled. There are thousands of specialized exercise equipment that anyone with a disability can use to get fit, from someone in a wheelchair, bad back, broken leg or even arthritis sufferers.

XI. By carving out 15-30 minutes of your day, you can change your health for the rest of your life! Go for a 15 minute walk around town, hop on your bike and ride around for a bit, maybe even join a class at your local gym like Zumba or aerobics! You can even play video games that will get you up and moving, such as the many fitness games offered for the Wii or Xbox. Exercise can be very fun, so don’t let the thought of it scare you away! XII. So what are you waiting for? Grab a friend or go solo, and get moving to live a happier, healthier life!

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