The human body has over 600 muscles in various sizes and shapes. They are in the form of threadlike fibres in bundles. The brain sends signals to them to contract which result in muscular action. If the muscles are seldom used then, they become flabby and sluggish. It is through an exercise that they are stimulated and returned to good condition.
One’s well-being is a vital component to his ability to carry out duties and maintain a level of capacity for repeated execution of responsibilities.Health maintenance, check-ups, exercise and good diet are crucial to good health
To keep the heart fit, health authorities agree that continued physical activity suited to age and health status is the best way to keep it fit. It is contrary to the old fashioned belief about prolonged bed rest for the ailing heart. For the heart patients recuperating from heart attacks, it is important to do a mild physical activity, and this has been included in the care program. On the blood vessels, the fatty substances known as cholesterol can build up as deposits on the blood vessel walls. Regular exercise combined with proper diet will help keep down the fatty substances.
Tense muscles can lead to nervous breakdown, or they are an indication of nervous tension. For people who are hot tempered, have a lot of anger, frustration, worry or other disturbing emotions, exercise can provide a wholesome relief for them. Try brisk walking or slow jogging (or any exercise suitable for you) when you are in that mood, you will realize that it will slow down and feel better after you have sweated it out.
There are rules to follow before you commence your regular exercise. Make sure that you are healthy, have a physical checkup before starting a series of regular exercise. This applies to people who are recuperating from poor health or wanting to start exercising. It is not advisable to immediately rush into it because your body may not be able to take it yet. Start exercising gradually and proceed at your pace without overdoing it. Carry out each exercise correctly so that you stimulate your body systems safely. Wear comfortable clothing and select a convenient time and stick to it as a regular daily routine. It takes time to get back into shape and don’t expect results right away. As time passes, with repeated workouts the exercises will seem easier to do and keep your courage and don’t give up. It is like eating, we have to eat everyday.
Warm-up exercises are those that help you to avoid over straining the muscles and accelerating the action of the lungs and heart too fast. Examples are sit-ups, knee push-ups, toe touching, leg raising, flutter kicking, arms circling, ankle stretching and knee bending. But if you are just going for brisk walking, then start slowly and pick up the momentum as you walk. The best is at least fifteen minutes a day until you sweat it out or two kilometers walk.