I think people need to start working out more. America has gotten fat and as 60 minutes writes “obesity is about to become this country’s leading cause of preventable death.” America is so obsessed with digital media that I feel it would take an anchor to get most people away from their computers. Don’t get me wrong I love my computer, but there is only so many hours that I can sit hunched over my computer, coffee in hand obsessing when the next blog post will come from my favorite websites. Get out and do some form of exercise 30 minutes everyday. In a world were we are all connected by a computer, it’s good to take a break from social media and relax and focus on yourself.So if fast food is the only option you have to grab lunch and/or dinner, then it’s time to get up :30 earlier and work out. The article Aerobic Exercise: Top 10 Reasons to get Physical states that “at least 30 minutes of daily aerobic activity — such as walking, bicycling or swimming — can help you live longer and healthier.” This would be a great way to start beating the obesity epidemic. I exercise at least :30 a day and it relives my stress and I feel a lot better afterward.
Aerobic Exercise: Top 10 Reasons to get Physical gives 10 great reasons to exercise:
- Keep excess pounds at bay. Combined with a healthy diet, aerobic exercise helps you lose weight — and keep it off.
- Increase your stamina. Aerobic exercise may make you tired in the short term. But over the long term, you’ll enjoy increased stamina and reduced fatigue.
- Ward off viral illnesses. Aerobic exercise activates your immune system. This leaves you less susceptible to minor viral illnesses, such as colds and flu.
- Reduce health risks. Aerobic exercise reduces the risk of many conditions, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer. Weight-bearing aerobic exercises, such as walking, reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
- Manage chronic conditions. Aerobic exercise helps lower high blood pressure and control blood sugar. If you’ve had a heart attack, aerobic exercise helps prevent subsequent attacks.
- Strengthen your heart. A stronger heart doesn’t need to beat as fast. A stronger heart also pumps blood more efficiently, which improves blood flow to all parts of your body.
- Keep your arteries clear. Aerobic exercise boosts your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and lowers your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad,” cholesterol. The potential result? Less buildup of plaques in your arteries.
- Boost your mood. Aerobic exercise can ease the gloominess of depression, reduce the tension associated with anxiety and promote relaxation.
- Stay active and independent as you get older. Aerobic exercise keeps your muscles strong, which can help you maintain mobility as you get older. Aerobic exercise also keeps your mind sharp. At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three days a week seems to reduce cognitive decline in older adults.
- Live longer. People who participate in regular aerobic exercise appear to live longer than those who don’t exercise regularly.