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Exercise helps to keep you fit not just physically but mentally too.

Exercise To Keep Fit

Physical exercise helps you in developing and maintaining physical fitness. It also improves alertness and overall health. It gives strength to your muscles, and helps in maintaining a healthy weight. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts up your immune System and helps to prevent various diseases, such as, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, bone diseases, etc. Moreover, exercising prevents depression and improves mental health by relieving stress and anxiety. Doing exercise keeps you flexible and agile; it also increases your strength and stamina. You can also enjoy sound sleep by exercising regularly.

Types of Exercises
There are various types of exercises, and we can choose from them according to our purpose, age and health. For example, Aerobic exercises, which are also called cardiovascular exercises, help to prevent heart and lungs diseases. Aerobic dance, bicycling & swimming are few of the examples of aerobic exercises. Another kind of exercise is weight-bearing exercise. It works against the force of gravity, and is important for building strong muscles and bones. Examples of weight-bearing exercises are walking, jogging, hiking & climbing stairs. Weight training or strength training exercise is done to build strength and muscles; its examples are push-ups, lifting weights, etc.

Individual Choice of Exercise
Every individual is different, so the need & purpose of the exercise differs from individual to individual. But it is suggested that on an average, person should exercise 4-6 times a week for around 30-45 min. Exercise has so many health benefits that if not much, any amount of exercise done is better than none at all. You can consult your doctor, especially if you have any health problems, or if you are pregnant or old. It is recommended to consult a doctor regarding the kind of exercise which is best for you depending on your current health condition. Especially in case of pregnancy, you should never try any exercise without the advice of your doctor; else it may create complications.

Daily Routine Exercise
Exercise does not mean spending hours working out in a gym. Certain day-to-day activities can help you attain all that which different exercise machines can provide. Such day to day exercises include taking the stairs instead of elevator, short walk after lunch or dinner, doing housework like gardening, sweeping, floor mopping, etc. To reduce our body weight, we should restrict the use of remote controls and intercoms, also avoid using cars or bikes and prefer walking to nearby places. Walking is considered one of the best choices because it needs no training and can be done anywhere at anytime. It only requires a good pair of shoes; so, put on those shoes and keep walking.