You don’t have to be a marathon runner, triathlete or scale a mountain to improve your health. Staying active is important and it can help you give your heart a workout, stay strong and maintain a healthy weight.
Find something you enjoy participating in. You don’t have to spend every day in the gym. Walk around the block, dance along with a DVD at home or go on a bike ride – get moving!
1. Start Off Slow
If it has been several years since your last workout, start out slow. You will want to avoid injuries that’ll send you right back to the couch. Always consult your doctor before you start an exercise program, as there may be precautions you should take.
A session of five to ten minutes will be sufficient for your first day, and you can increase the length of time as you progress.
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