how to keep fit

Essay by linhngocHigh School, 12th grade October 2014

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Staying fit is a great bonus to life and can lead you to be a happy and healthier person. By staying fit and healthy you not only look and feel better but you decrease your chance of medical problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, high cholesterol and hypertension.[1] There are many helpful strategies to keep fit and stay healthy that, with dedication and ambition, can be done.

Part 1 of 3: Exercising


Start walking, jogging or cycling. No matter what your speed is, walking, jogging and cycling are very important parts of a healthy lifestyle as they are activities that keep your muscles active and your blood flowing. If you need to keep your knees strong or have body aches and pains then cycling is the best solution.[2]

Come up with a daily walking, jogging or cycling routine that fits with your schedule (i.e. go for a jog everyday at 6:00 p.m.).

After a while you can increase your distance, speed and eventually time.

Go out of your way to walk more. For example, if you go to the grocery store try to park in the farthest spot from the entrance so you are forced to walk those extra steps to get there.

Walk or bike to work/school. If you live close enough to work or school a good solution would be to start walking or cycling.

If you jog you should jog at least a kilometer to keep the fat off, but it is very important to pace yourself.

Exercise at home . Not everyone has the time or money to go to the gym and there is no need to. Working out at home is very easy and can be very beneficial. Some at-home exercises include:

Push-ups. Use your weight against the floor or...