Nature intended that we should MOVE! That’s the way it is, so if you’ve been trying to do a good impression of a couch potato, then the game’s up! You don’t have to run a marathon, just a little bit of regular exercise can get you fitter, help you get in shape and stay that way, increase your endorphins, and increase your mobility. Technically speaking you only have to be as fit as you need to be to live your life with ease, and do the things you have to do each day. The key of course, is regularity. Even as little as 5 minutes of aerobic exercise can give great gains if you’re totally inactive.
You don’t have to overdo it either… 20 to 30 minutes 3 times per week is a great way to improve your energy and fitness, and all those wonderful benefits associated with being fit and healthy. In the old days when I managed the RSL health Club in Dubbo, I taught up to 11 hours of high impact aerobics each week, which lead to all sorts of injuries as I got older. Obviously, this was too much. As a part of my own physical healing I not only found Reiki to heal my body, but then found Yoga and Tai Chi to work on maintaining a strong, healthy and flexible body and improve the energy (chi or prana) flow throughout my body, to improve overall health. I also teach Pilates, as I find it is an excellent way to strengthen the back, flatten the stomach, and generally improve core strength, which affects all our movement. I would recommend all these forms of regular exercise, but suggest that walking is actually the number one beneficial exercise that we can all do to maintain good health.
Using the gym can have wonderful benefits for your posture and strength. I suggest that you search out a gym with experienced staff and a friendly atmosphere where you can get help if you need it, and you won’t feel intimidated. Chizen Health Club in Dubbo and Parkes are just that. And you can also check out iKi Fit which not only has great information and healthy tips, but has lots of fun and exciting things to do and downloads that you can exercise to. Remember, the exercise you enjoy is the one you’ll do, so find a place where you fit in and get to it!
- Height Weight Chart
- Principles of Training
- Beginner’s Ball Workout
- Home Exercise Program
- Perceived Exertion Scale
- Tai Chi