Itís an easy way to help you look and feel good.
While your looks get in shape, your heart and health shape up as well. This is
what can happen to those who exercise regularly:
pumps blood and oxygen to the body with less effort
blood pressure lowers
fat is lost
fats get better-- HDL (good cholesterol ) increases and triglycerides (bad fat)
is less mental stress, depression and anxiety
time is before meals, or at least two hours after a meal.
summer, avoid the hottest times of the day: donít do anything strenuous if the
temperature is over 85 degrees. Be careful if it is both hot and humid.
exercise if you have a cold or flu, or if you are not feeling well. Give
yourself time to recover from your illness and then resume your exercise
the coolest part of the day, and avoid exercising in direct sun.
plenty of fluids before and during the exercise session.
not take salt tablets, even if you sweat a lot .Most of us get more than enough
salt from our food.
warmly if you exercise outside (
see tips below on what to wear)
you have angina, you may want to exercise indoors during the cold weather.
people who have angina find that cold weather increases the number of angina
episodes they have. A face mask or scarf worn over the nose and mouth will warm
the air and is often effective in reducing this problem.
in snow and on ice requires more energy than walking on a firm surface. Some of
the increased work is due to the bulky clothing you are wearing. It may be
necessary to walk at a slower pace to achieve the same conditioning heart rate,
so pace yourself accordingly.
What To Wear
walking wear clothes that are comfortable and loose-fitting
cold weather, bundle up of you exercise outside. Wear gloves and a hat, to keep
in your body heat.
layers of clothing so that you can remove some of it as you warm up. (Donít
wear heavy or rubberized garments that make you sweat heavily. They donít help
you loose weight, and they could make you severely dehydrated.)
you donít have comfortable walking shoes, invest in some. Take the advice of
the sales people at a good shoe store or sporting goods store. More and more
shoe companies now make specialized, high-quality walking shoes.
soft, absorbent socks.
doctor prescribed nitroglycerin, keep supplies of nitroglycerin tablets wherever
you might need them--at home and at your place of work. In addition always
carry nitroglycerin with you.