Good Health Is Wealth

If I had the option to choice between wealth and health, I will choose health.

Many will agreed with me here. But certainly some will not.

Health is wealth indeed. With good health, one has a strong body in which to go for and make wealth.

It is with a sound healthy mind and body that one can brainstorm and create all the natural resources one can imagine.

With this thinking, we need a good healthy foods,that is well prepared to sustain the body.

Not only this, but vigorous to moderate exercise that induced breathing and blood flow to carry oxygen and dissolved food nutrients in the blood stream all over the body.

Good health is wealth indeed.

Miebakagh Fiberesima

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Physically Exercising Your Body

Frankly, I do not know what an exercise is until I was sent to school at the age of 6.

It is called physical exercise or PE. Physically exercising your body is medicine that delivers immense health benefits.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday are PE days; and we have special design clothes for this. One physical exercise I learn that ever stay with me is the wheel barrow with a partner.

In later years after leaving grammar school, I make something good out of it into a swimming lesson. I also learn few plyometrics or jump training lessons here.

Perhaps, the exercises in my primary school days are usually aimed at sporting events. And so, I was moderately good in running events and playing football.

At the age of 15, I was entering secondary grammar school. Same days of the week Monday, Wednesday and Friday are schedule PE days.

All students had to take part in the workouts. There in grammar school I learn the jumping jack, squat, and the press up and down. Jogging is more regular here and as the season of sports draw near, we take it further into cross country racing in preparation for marathon.

I was made to understand that in all the workouts, we are building a strong and sturdy body. And so we are told to execute the workouts correctly and seriously.

Physical Activities

Physical activities are domestic chore or economic task that is carried out daily. As a house wife, you may be chopping some vegetables to prepare a nice and delicious meal to your family now. This task is a physical activity. Your husband may be washing the car and re-arranging both the living and sitting room. This also is a physical activity. The children are returning from the play ground or from school, and will be taking the stir to get to you. Still another physical activity is involved.

A wood worker or a mechanic is engaged in an economic labor. The level of muscular movement with the arm is physical activities and not an exercise. The level of condition in doing all these thing are not calculated scientifically. So these are not true exercises when compared to the merits that can be obtained from doing physical exercises.  But there are means of keeping the body vigorous so to speak.

True physical exercises help enhanced physical activities and physical fitness.

Running can be regard as an extension of jogging exercise. So are sprint, dash and marathon. Playing football, tennis, basketball and other sporting games for leisure is an extension exercise.

Importance Of Physical Exercises

·        Builds and develops a strong and healthy body and immune system

·        And as such, wards of a cold or virus attack

·        Develops strong bones and prevent osteoporosis on the onset of middle age

·        It conditioned the body to perform well in a physical sporting activity like running or sprint at a higher level

·        Increases the heart rate, and so

·        Develop and strengthen the lung and heart,

·        Carry digested food nutrients and oxygen all over the body

·        Develops cardio fitness level

·        And hence, prevent heart related diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus

·        Develops tendons, ligaments, cartilages, joints and the range of movement in the joints

·        And so, strengthen bones and muscles

·        better mental health and mood into old age

·        prevent falls in older persons by adjusting the body to balance well by jogging

·        Develops relaxation and thus a nice sleeping habit is assured

·        Increased the life span by 15 years or more according to the latest research

·        Exercise and physical activities can help control a person weight

·        Helps prevent some cancers, breast cancer and colon cancer specific

·        And much more that I am unable to tell all in this writing like improving the sex drive and the sex act in both men and women when done moderately.

What Is A Physical Exercise

If you think physical activities are the same as a physical exercise, you may be highly disappointed.

What divide physical exercise from physical activity is the conditioning involved. A sprinter needs training at various levels to prepare well. Some of the training may involve weight lifting along with barbell and dumb bell. This will help build strength and endurance. Do such training necessary for you to chop your vegetables? That is hardly the case.

Physical exercises are exercises that conditioned you to apply strength endurance training and fitness tests in sporting and games. At the same time it develops your body immensely.

Physical exercises further improve health and wellness.

It is regard as a medicine that can be administer to patients like the medication of drugs now.

Now if you have a problem with the leg or knee joints, you may go rehabilitation of the joints just with exercise with a train physical therapist. You can get better here than with just drugs. This is just one in many of the best part of physically exercising the body.

10 Minutes Only

To begin your exercise, you only need a minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes as a beginner. In addition, you need to find out from a good doctor your cardio fitness level for the exercise program. You can then later increase the time limit to 45 minutes.

If you have not been exercising for over a year, begin by taking a short walk round a football field or similar distance.

This is just 100 yards or 90 meters. You can make this out by walking some part or all the way to walk. It will prepare you well to a jogging event later.

I regularly talk a walk. I walk half way or all the way to walk because the distance is less than half mile. Skipping rope, press up and down, and jumping jack are a form of exercise that builds strong bones.

Start Stretching

I incorporate stretching into all my exercise routines. It is much better I stretch than not to do any exercise. So, I always stretch before doing any one exercise workout. I also stretch after doing jogging exercises. You may wonder why this is so.

Stretching will benefit you in many ways before and after doing any exercise. It will lengthen and make your muscles supple. Your joints become easily lubricate with synovial fluids; and the range of movement ROM in every joint is greatly increased. It further raised the heart rate.

For example, after jogging for a mile and back, you will get muscular pains and tension if you do not stretch. Stretching will let go of any muscle pain.

I think in some cases, like as we can see in later stories, you can do well without an exercise just by stretching and rushing into the bathroom and then go to work or that event. There is much good in doing so than nothing.

I stretch before and after my exercises. They are too much to gain from the stretching workout.

Like as in exercise, I take only 10 to 15 minutes to carry out my stretching routines.

Types Of Exercises

In this page, I will briefly describe some exercises that are common and will meet your daily health needs after some practice. Some of us are so familiar with them, and being inactive make us forget all.

1.     Flexibility: this will stretch and lengthen your muscles. It is a must before and after doing any aerobic or anaerobic exercises. You can take a short cut to avoid aerobic by doing flexibility exercises if you are short of time. I do so quite often and it keeps me in good health. It targets your joints to be flexible and keeps your muscles supple. For those who do not have the time to do either aerobic or anaerobic exercises, stretching exercise can rejuvenated your body, keep one fit and healthy for years.

2.     Aerobic: this exercise is associated with the big muscles of the body. Deep breathing and an increase in the blood circulation round the body, plus the ability to carry on any other activity characterize aerobic exercise. Walking, swimming, bicycling and slow leisurely running or jogging is aerobic exercises. It targets the health of the heart and lungs. Now, let’s say you are jogging or cycling with a partner. You both can talk with one another. You discuss, you joke and you both still have the strength to carry on. It means you both are cardio fit, and your cardiovascular endurance seems better or excellent. Walking or brisk walking is an excellent form of aerobic exercise.

3.     Anaerobic: this has to do with strength and resistance training. It helps to firm, strengthen and tone your muscles. It can also improve the strength of bones, balance and coordination. Weight lifting is the best known example. But it is costly to buy weight bearing tools. Some anaerobic exercise like isometrics will not cost you a cent or penny. You only need the floor or wall of your sitting room for executing them.
I combine three of these exercises during any of my major workouts.


Moderation is all that is need to reap many of the health benefits of exercise.

Vigorous or strenuous exercise will break your body down. But if you do it vigorous for a very limited timing of a minute or two,  good for you. Exercising vigorously for 30 minutes is bad. No health benefit is got from this.

This page is only an introduction to all the posts I will make on physical exercises.
My first post will be stretching exercise. Get ready for it.

And welcome to the world of physical exercise.

To your good health!
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