March Healthy Living Challenge

Theme

Exercise

Challenge

Exercise at least three (3) times a week for at least 20 minutes.

Why is exercise important

Exercise is important because if you don’t use your body you will slowly but surely begin to lose it. Your muscles will become flabby and weak, and organs will be less efficient and may shut down, your joints will be more prone to injury, and your mind will be dull and foggy. Here are some examples of how these benefits specifically manifest themselves.

Prevents Disease

Aerobic exercises reduces the risk of hear disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and many other lifestyle related conditions. Our bodies were created to move and failure to do so consistently and with intention will lead to our bodies breaking down and eventually to disease.

Improves Quality of Life

All exercise makes you feel better because it gets your heart racing, the blood pumping and it makes your feel accomplished. The endorphins that are released when you exercise lifts your mood and helps you have a more positive perspective on life. Exercise also helps keep you looking and feeling younger throughout your life.

How to Get Started

Quality over quantity. If you are just beginning to incorporate exercise into your routine, quality is more important than quantity. Start off slowly and increase slowly, over time you can add more repetitions to your exercise/workout and exercise for longer. Do some research. Get information from avid exercises, professional trainers or from online resources to avoid mistakes and injuries and keep this challenge fun.


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