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Getting Fit Without The Gym

Don’t like the gym? If you are inactive and unfit, a gym can be intimidating. Don’t worry – there are still plenty of ways to get fit and healthy.

According to health experts, doing at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive aerobic activity a week is enough to keep most people healthy. Most of us do not do anything near this amount of exercise over winter but now the weather is about to improve, there are no more excuses!

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Moderately intensive aerobic activity is any exercise that requires moderate effort. It is the type of activity that raises the heart rate and makes you feel warmer but not completely exhausted and out of breath.

These types of activities can be easy to fit into your everyday life style. You don’t have to do 150 minutes in one hit. Spread out over the week, it works out at just over 20 minutes a day.

Cycling can be good and it is fun as well. Why not jump on the bike for short trips rather than get in the car? In most cases, it is just as quick to get anywhere and you don’t have to worry about parking or paying for petrol.

Walking is good too. Fast walking that speeds up your heart rate and gets you moving is an ideal way to improve your health. Being outside gives you vital vitamin D too and is a great free way to increase health and fitness.

Even doing the housework and gardening, can pay dividends for your health. With this in mind why not blitz the house and garden? You will not only feel fitter and burn off some calories you will get to enjoy the results of your labour with a tidy house and garden.

Dancing? It might not seem like a real exercise routine but dancing is excellent aerobic activity so if you are lucky enough to be out dancing over the weekend, remember it is good for you and a perfectly reasonable form of exercise.

According to health experts, the most dangerous activity we can do is to spend too much time sitting down.

So let’s get out there and get active!

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