Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to improve your mood, decrease anxiety and depression, improve sleep quality and enhance your self-esteem.
An optimum fitness program includes cardiovascular exercise for heart health, stretching exercises for flexibility and resistance exercise for muscle strength and endurance.
Harvard research scientists found that every hour per day that women spent fitness walking instead of watching television they decreased their risk of obesity by 24% and diabetes by 34%. Photo image via American Woman Magazine
Feeling stressed? Try this little exercise to connect both hemispheres of the brain and restore focus and energy. Stand up and lift your right arm and left leg touching your left knee with your right hand. Repeat on the other side, repeat until flowing smoothly and stress has decreased.