Thursday, July 20, 2006

Small steps towards more Exercise

Exercise works on a dose-response basis - a little is good, moderate amounts are better, and vigorous exercise provides even more rewards. If you're a couch potato, what can you do to increase the amount of exercise you do?

Take action: Start your physical-activity routine with small steps, literally; do this by parking your car on the far side of the parking lot and walking to the shopping mall or office building; also take the stairs instead of the elevator; go for a walk outside during your lunch break; and get into a good exercise routine, preferably engaging in physical activity at the same time of day, every day.

Remember, before beginning any exercise routine, it's important to check with your doctor, particularly if you have a history of health problems.

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