Research Shows that regular physical activity offers numerous health benefits including, but not limited to -
The regulation of blood pressure, management of anxiety and depression and the prevention of weight gain.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) provides recommendations and guidelines for physical activity and exercise based on the latest science and insights from health professionals.
When starting out you don't have to adopt an elaborate exercise program to get results. You can start by getting a general idea of your current fitness level and take it from there. Identify the exercise programs and/or activities that you feel will help you reach the fitness levels you want. You don't need to choose something that doesn't interest you or you find a chore to do.
Find something that suits you, foe example-
If you like the social aspect you could look for a sports team/sports training, try martial arts or combat sports, join fitness classes (spin, aerobics, Meta-fit, yoga, Pilates, dance, running clubs etc), find a gym buddy or a personal trainer.
If you prefer something more private you could join a gym, do weight training, hire a personal trainer, go running, cycling etc.
To get your 30 mins per day/5 days a week moderate intensity aerobic physical activity anything that gets you moving counts! Even things you have to do anyway, walking, chores etc. You don't have to do the whole 30 mis at once, break it down into smaller segments daily if you want to. Also if you prefer higher intensity or tight for time you can opt for vigorous aerobic activity. For muscle strengthening activities, bodyweight, bands, kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells etc can all be used.
Find something that works for you.
Jamie Miller- Personal Trainer
UK Fitness Personal Training
FITNESS, NUTRITION & PERSONAL TRAINING