Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Warning! Lack Of Exercise Could Be Harmful To Your Health


You know it's bad when the Surgeon General issues a warning that lack of exercise is hazardous to your health. And that was back in '96. Since then, the stats haven't improved much, either: 25% of the American population is still sedentary and 60% do not exercise regularly (Reference: http://www.cdc.gov).

For fitness minded folks, we could do worse than to follow the "hour-a-day" prescription outlined by the Surgeon General's Healthy People Report. It's just a guideline, of course and, as you already know, any amount of activity packed into your busy schedule is going to earn you healthy rewards. But there are plenty of other reasons to exercise.

"If people exercised only moderately," says Janet Kneiss, Physical Therapist, "there would be far less incidence of injury. The 15 or so people I see daily, who come in with back and neck problems, usually don't want to exercise, they want a quick fix."

The solution as she sees it?

"I think, if people could just reframe the idea of it [exercise] being so much work and focus more on the enjoyment of doing it,they would find the experience more positive."

So, if exercise alone can keep you injury and disease free, how do you keep it from being just another thing "to-do?" Here are a couple ideas:

Do something you enjoy: This sounds incredibly simple, but it's worth mentioning. As we've already said, most seasoned fitness fanatics as well as neophytes will be the first to tell you: if you do something you enjoy, you will stick to it. What do you like to do? Walk? Run? Spin the treadmill while watching the tube? Or how about branching out and trying something unique and different like kick-boxing or martial arts? It's a great idea to add variety; it will keep your exercise fresh and interesting.

Mix it up! Speaking of variety, you can also mix up your routine. For example: try splitting up your exercise sessions. If you take a half-hour walk in the morning, take a half-hour to stretch or resistance train in the afternoon. Just adding a bit of variety could spice things up and keep you motivated. Make an appointment with yourself. Make the commitment to exercise by making an appointment with yourself. Write it on your calendar. If you've never exercised before, start slow [10-15 minutes] then build up. Begin exercising three times a week, then slowly build up your time and your frequency. If you love to exercise, try listening to your bio-rhythms. If you can, schedule exercise during peak energy periods.

Strive for your personal best. A friend e-mailed to tell me he was gearing up for another 5K relay race. I wasn't surprised. When he was 50, never having run before and not having "runners genetics" as he puts it, he decided at 15 pounds overweight and asthmatic, he was going to run. He made up his mind. For a year he trained, dropped the weight and signed up. His first goal was simply to finish. Did he do it: you bet. Did he work through an asthma attack to get across the finish line? He did, but he kept going. Now, he continues to train and improve his time with each race. His secret, he tells me: enjoy the journey, live in the moment, and focus on your personal best.

"So, Laura, what's the take home message?" you ask. Never mind what everyone else is doing. Stay focused on you, doing what you enjoy and what is fun and exciting for you. Learn everything you can about health and fitness. Then, do the best you can. In so doing, you will be an inspiration for others. To summarize: A quote from one of my favorite inspirational writers Dr. Wayne Dyer, who says: "I don't want to be better than anybody, I just want to be better than I was yesterday."

About The Author

Laura Turner, Certified Personal Trainer has developed a series of health, fitness, and nutrition tips available at ===> http://www.1brand-new-body.com In 21 days you can create healthy new you,let her show you how! Get her free report: 7 Steps to a High Performance Body by sending a blank email to: ===> mailto:hiperformbody@getresponse.com

VioletProsePubs@aol.com


MORE RESOURCES:

BBC News

Watch Jon Stewart rip reaction to Jade Helm 15, the military exercise spawning ...
Washington Post
The new military exercise has spawned widespread conspiracy theories since news of it first leaked in March. The exercise across several states in the Southwest is expected to include elite service members from four military branches. That has prompted ...
Rick Perry suggests Greg Abbott went too far in questioning US military ...Dallas Morning News (blog)
Jade Helm military exercise has some up in armsThe Desert Sun
Chuck Norris: Texas Gov. Right to Monitor Military ExerciseNewsmax
Newsweek -BBC News -CNN
all 289 news articles »


Boston Globe (subscription)

Treadmill deaths remain rare, but exercise equipment injuries rising
Boston Globe (subscription)
Those fatalities came as more than 50 million Americans now are using the devices, according to the Washington Post. Exercise equipment — including treadmills — can be especially dangerous for children, but among adults, the most common injuries are ...
Experts Discuss Exercise SafetyCBS Local
Exercise-Related Injuries On The Rise, How Can Treadmills Become Fatal?Youth Health Magzine
How to stay safe on exercise equipmentConsumerReports.org
Edmonton Sun -Newswire (press release)
all 240 news articles »


Medical Daily

A Life Hack For Sleep: The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise Will Supposedly Put You To ...
Medical Daily
However, Weil, a huge advocate of holistic breathing practices to combat stress, anxiety, and insomnia, believes this can all be remedied with a simple breathing exercise. On his website, he writes: “Breathing strongly influences physiology and thought ...

and more »


Department of Defense

Face of Defense: Exercise Max Thunder Reunites Pilot Brothers
Department of Defense
Jarrod Allen, an F/A-18 Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225, and Air Force Capt. Jacob Allen, an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the 35th Fighter Squadron, pose for a photo together during exercise Max Thunder 15-1 at Gwangju Air Base, ...
Exercise Max Thunder Reunites Pilot BrothersMilitary.com

all 3 news articles »


NPR (blog)

NATO Forces Launch Largest Anti-Submarine Exercises Ever Off Norway Coast
NPR (blog)
Naval Forces from 10 NATO countries and Sweden have launched a massive anti-submarine exercise in the Norwegian Sea. The two-week exercise, dubbed Dynamic Mongoose, brings together thousands of NATO troops, and dozens of vessels, including ...
Anti-submarine warfare exercise 'Dynamic Mongoose' starts off Norwegian coastNATO HQ (press release)
NATO allies, Sweden begin sub-hunting exerciseStars and Stripes
NATO starts anti submarine exercise in North Sea as tension with Russia riseReuters
International Business Times -The Inquisitr
all 123 news articles »


Bloomberg

SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident
Fox News
MEXICO CITY – David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. The person ...
SurveyMonkey's CEO Died After Exercise Accident in MexicoBloomberg
Tech exec Goldberg died after exercise accident - officialReuters
Tech CEO Goldberg died of head trauma in exercise accidentMinnesota Public Radio News
International Business Times
all 1,019 news articles »


Lifehacker

Build an Exercise Bike That Won't Let You Watch TV Unless You Pedal It
Lifehacker
The build uses a bicycle, a bike stand, an Arduino Nano, and a few other simple components, but its construction is fairly simple. Once you have it all put together, the only way you can watch TV is if you work for it. It's a great way to motivate your ...



Why Exercising Is a Higher Priority Than My Career
TIME
What it's really about is building something great, doing something that matters and changing the world. That's what makes it so easy to brush other things off. But it's a mistake. I know that now, and that's why today I care more about exercise than ...



WTVD-TV

Losin It with Big Weather - Exercise of the Week 2
WTVD-TV
It was a warm one yesterday. Went for a walk and forgot to bring along a bottle of water. #RookieMistake Next time, water goes with... Well, today is Tuesday, and that means giving you a second exercise of the week. Remember, these exercises are for ...



Willem Lange: Knowing When to Exercise My First Amendment Rights, and ...
Valley News
The widespread fear engendered by these purveyors of paranoia has grown so pervasive that citizens of the state of Texas, hearing that the United States military will be conducting a routine training exercise there this summer, have petitioned their ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.