Monday, August 28, 2006

Being More Active & Getting Moving

Recently I have been going to the gym with my dear friend Angela. Mind you exercise is not something I am used to doing, but after a health seminar that I attended recently, I have decided to give it a go.

Exercise should not be painful, time consuming, expensive or even boring. If you are anything like me (who have been lacking exercise, and hence physcial stamina), I'd like to encourage you to get moving.

Ok, it's time to be honest. Are you as active as you possibly could be? One of the main reasons our obesity rates are so high is because we simply do not move enough. It seems, with all our modern day technology at our fingertips, we don't really need to move to do things. Many of us say we are too busy or tired to exercise, however, if you knew exactly what being more active could do for you, chances are you would change your mind in an instant. (like I did!)

Regular exercise can have the following amazing benefits:
  • increase your metabolism to help you burn faster
  • help you achieve and suntain weight loss
  • help you sleep more soundly
  • reduce lower back pain
  • guard against cardiovascular disease (heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure)
  • increase "good (HDL) cholesterol
  • help fight off depression etc....

National health guidelines suggest we should get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 3-4 times a week. Exercise doesn't have to be strenuous, difficult, or challenging - it just needs to be regular. It's one of my goals to keep moving and being more active. What about you?


audrey` said...

Up and on, Kitty!
I agree with you.
Just a walk through the park or on the beach is so fun. I love to walk and walk with the cold breeze blowing against me :)

Kitty Cheng said...

yes Audrey walking is fun, and a good exercise too. I read that walking can produce 'happy hormone' hehe. :)

Sabrina said...

Since I came to Melbourne, I never had the chance to exercise. My only exercise is walking from house to the bus stop

audrey` said...

Then we'll continue to walk and walk and walk everyday.

Hey sister! If we were staying in the same town, we could walk together and pay a visit to Godwyn's sis. Yeah?

Praying for both Godwyn and Joyce...

Kitty Cheng said...

Sabrina, perhaps we can do some exercise together :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Audrey, yes walk and walk and walk everyday :)

It would be nice if we were staying in the same time, and all walk together.

Yes let's keep praying for Godwyna nd Joyce.