For all ages daily exercise is essential for good health.However,this should be built up gradually, starting with 30 minutes of exercise a day. You can split the 30 minutes into three, ten minute chunks. This way you can fit it in round your other daily activities.
Exercise helps the body by:
*strengthening the heart
*expanding the lungs
*preventing getting over-weight
*boosting energy, making us feel less tired
*making us feel better and happier
*improving fitness and making us perform better
*helping waste products leave the body quicker
*helping us sleep better
Do's and Dont's of Exercise
Do: 1.Drink plenty of water before and during exercise. The body loses a lot of water through sweat which needs to be replaced.
Don't: 1.Over-exercise - we must be careful not to hurt the body.