Week 6: Fitness Essentials Contest
Exercising daily strengthens your heart and allows it to pump more efficiently with less strain. Exercise also lowers your blood pressure, which measures the force on your artery walls each time your heart beats. It may lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, allowing blood to flow more smoothly through your arteries. Going to the gym for 30 minutes a day five days per week may lower your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke.
Regular exercise may lower your risk of developing diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some types of cancer, such as colon cancer and breast cancer. Combining aerobic exercise with strength training at the gym helps your muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons remain in good shape, which will make you stronger and more flexible. This is particularly important as you age or face problems such as arthritis. You may lower your risk of falling or fracturing your hip, which may negatively impact your life, especially in your older years.
Although some of the items below may be no-brainers, you may not have thought of reusing plastic grocery bags for your dirty clothes or gym shoes. Use the checklist below to complete your gym bag.
Plastic grocery bags for dirty clothes and shoes.
Shower shoes – Flip flops work the best.
Extra headphones – There’s nothing worse than getting to the gym and not having your headphones!
Your favorite music player loaded with your workout playlist.
Lock for the locker room
Heart rate monitor
Fresh, clean clothes
Something small to eat such as a protein bar or bag of nuts
Bandages – you never know when you might need one!
and of course OPPO F1s for gym selfie during break!