Obesity is a major problem in America, and more and more people are facing the life-threatening consequences of heart disease, diabetes and other weight-related illnesses. Even people who aren’t overweight can still benefit tremendously from regular exercise. Aerobic exercise strengthens the heart and lungs, improves flexibility and boosts the immune system. Everyone can benefit from an hour of exercise each day.
Recently, I have been dealing with a lot of stress and running has been a perfect source of stress relief. I love running because it gives me the opportunity to get outside, helps me clear my mind, and makes me feel much better about myself. If you are dealing with a difficult situation, running can be an excellent distraction. Moreover, running releases endorphins in your body that make you feel naturally high and alert. Check out a few ways running relieves stress!
Don’t use your period as an excuse to skip your exercise, but do listen to your body if you need a break from it. One day off each month is not a bad thing. However, if you skip your exercise from the first hint of PMS to the last day of your period, then you will be sitting on your couch for about 2 weeks each month without exercise, and that’s really too long. Check out some exercises you can do during your period.