When you exercise regularly you reduce your risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, ease shortness of breath, and relieve stress on joints. Exercise also raises your metabolism. Not only do you burn calories during your workout, but you also use more calories all day long because exercise builds muscle and muscle always uses more calories than fat. Some say that exercise is the â€œmagic pillâ€ of weight loss.
Inactivity can actually be an appetite stimulant. A program of regular, moderate exercise will increase your metabolism, burn excess fat, build lean muscle and decrease your appetite. Whatâ€™s not to like?
Getting started is easy. Walk DOWN stairs instead of taking the elevator, park in the farthest space from the store, and try walk a little more each day. Wearing a pedometer can help you keep track of your steps. Increase by 2,000 steps every 2 weeks to reach a daily total of 10,000 steps or more daily.