How Much Exercise Do Women Need?
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The basics of health are especially important to women. Yet, because their lives are so busy, women rarely care for themselves as much as they should. The result is women spend more money on doctors trying to recover than they would have on simply following a healthy lifestyle.
What kind and how much exercise depends on a woman's age and fitness level. The Web-MD article Got Exercise: Workout for Better Bone Health quotes reasarcher Tom Lloyd, PhD, as saying teen girls need to participate in sports to build strong bones. Web-MD's 'women's health' section as an article Simple Health Steps for Women in Their 20s & 30, which says women in their twenties and thirties need thirty minuets of exercise daily or forty minuets three time a week. Gina Shaw's Web-MD article Women and Weight Training for Osteroporosis women over fifty to do low-impact workouts and light weight lifting; they should ask their doctor how many pound they lift and how often.
Adreesing the reasons women do not exercise is important. According Jeannette Moninger's “Redbook” magazine article that is featured on Web-MD Why You Must Protect Your Knees, one the most common reasons women stop exercising is muscle and joint stiffness. To prevent this, women need to invest in a pair of good athletic shoes or a small trampoline before they begin an exercise program. The key is to do low-impact exercises like swimming, biking, and walking instead of jogging or running. The article also recommends warming up before exercising.
Women also stop exercising if boredom sets in or it becomes too time-consuming. To end boredom, women should vary their exercise by the seasons. Walk in the spring, swim in the summer, bike in the autumn, and ski in the winner, or join a sports league.
The Web-MD article Exercise Guidelines: Less Gym More Fun, by Tod Zwillich, advises women to incorporate exercise into their daily routine and make it fun. According to Go the playground with the children on the way home from picking them up at school. Try walking or biking to the store. Listening to music and exercising with a buddy are great ways to make it fun.
Women need to find an exercise routine that is appropriate for their fitness level and that they enjoy doing or they will not exercise. Find an exercise that fits your personality: If you are outgoing, try a team-sport; if you introverted, use a treadmill while watching television. The main thing to get and stay moving!
To begin living a healthier life style, women just need to add in good hydration, decent sleep, as well as good nutrition.
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