Make physical exercise a habit

The best investment is really watching over our health! No amount of money will help if we are suddenly strike by a debilitating illness. Money will not buy happiness. The quality of life suffers.

We tend to work so hard to earn a living that we neglect our health. We often say we have no time for physical exercises.

My suggestion is that we should make physical exercises a matter of habit and routine. This will greatly improve our health condition.

There are many benefits of physical exercises:

a) It helps to improve cholesterol and with it, reduces heart problems.

b) It reduces stress and high blood pressure.

c) Research has shown that physical exercises reduce incidents of age-related macular degeneration of the eyes.

d) It helps in psychomotor skills especially when we age.

e) It helps in blood circulation and this has many good side-effects, including rosy cheeks.

f) It reduces weight and helps you to slim without expensive treatments.

So how can we make physical exercises a habitual thing?

These are some ideas:

a) Take the stairs instead of the lifts.

b) Consider some form of exercises that you will enjoy to do, e.g. swimming, brisk walking, jogging, yoga.

c) Involve your family in these physical exercises.

d) Consider some racket games, e.g. tennis, badminton.

e) Go to the gym regularly if you are member of the gym.

f) Set aside fixed days of the week for exercises. (Do it three times a week.)

g) There are some public pools that open early in the morning. Consider a swim before heading to office.

h) Get involved in the office initiated physical fitness activities.

Getting fit and healthy is in our own hands.

Written on 11/9/2006 10:38 AM

Copyright © 2006, the author known as LKT in Singapore.

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