Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by Michelle Simmons
A lot of people say they do not have the time for exercise or may not feel like it. People are less active today as technology has made people’s lives easier and more convenient. Initially, exercise may feel like a chore. However, once it becomes part of your daily routine, you will start to look forward to it as time goes by. Exercising for even an hour a day matters. You will feel better, more alert, and more energized. Below are five tips for ensuring you make time to exercise, according to LifeZette.com.
Exercise is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a subcategory of physical activity that is planned, structured, repetitive, and aims to enhance or retain one or more components of physical fitness. Some examples of exercise are lifting weights, taking a yoga class, running, and playing sports.
According to England’s National Health Service, exercise decreases the risk of serious illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and cancer by about 50 percent. Moreover, it lessens the chance of an early death by approximately 30 percent. Studies also show that regular exercise can boost confidence, enhance mood, improve sleep quality, provide energy, and lower the risk of stress, depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. (Related: If you exercise, be sure to increase your uptake of nutritional supplements and superfoods.)
However, people today are leaning towards a sedentary lifestyle. According to the records of WHO, approximately 23 percent of adults aged 18 and above around the world were physically inactive in 2010. This was partly a result of inactivity during leisure time and sedentary behavior at jobs and homes. Environmental factors also affect why people are discouraged from being more active. These include fear of violence and crime in outdoor areas; high-density traffic; low air quality and pollution; lack of parks, sidewalks and recreational facilities.