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It may seem like just the opposite, but increasing your exercise is a vital part of keeping up with all the work you do. While there is a time to rest, you should be moving throughout the day and gaining strength for good health. A successful health regimen involves a combination of healthy food and increased physical activity. You’re a farm girl, so you’ve taken care of the first one. But there are many ways to achieve the second, and everyone’s preferences are different. Here are six reasons joining a gym could be the answer, and worth every cent of the membership fee.

Motivation

It can be easy to set out with the best of intentions when it comes to increasing your exercise, but then your efforts fall away as your initial enthusiasm fades. A regular gym session adds a little more structure and routine, and is easier to turn into a habit than more improvised forms of exercise. Just as importantly, if you’ve already paid out for a gym membership, this can provide an incentive to continue unless you want to waste your money!

Greater Focus

Actually leaving home to go to the gym may take an effort, but once you arrive you’ll have no distractions from your workout. You won’t be as tempted to cut your session short as you may be if you exercise at home.

More Variety

No matter how much you love jogging or cycling, a single type of exercise can become drearily familiar after a while. You may be able to think of several other activities you can do for free, but eventually you’ll long for a little more variety in your exercise routine. A well-equipped gym will have enough facilities to keep your workouts diverse and interesting for months on end.

Other Health Activities

Depending on the location, your gym may offer additional services which will help your efforts. You may be able to enjoy a relaxing massage to help your body to recover after a workout, a sauna to sweat off a few extra calories, or even simply a refreshing swim as the final part of your session.

Personal Trainer Access

Most gyms offer access to a personal trainer who can help tailor your exercise plan if you have a specific weight loss goal. This can greatly improve the effectiveness of your workouts, not only for shedding the pounds, but for tightening and toning your body as you go.

The Social Aspect

In a gym, you’ll quickly start to recognize other members, and can chat to a different familiar face each time you visit. Or call up a friend and arrange a time to workout together. It’s a convenient way to catch up while you motivate each other to stay fit.

For many people a gym membership is by far the most effective way of boosting your workouts, burning off fat and keeping fit for your kind of lifestyle. Again, there are many cost-free ways to add a little extra physical activity to your everyday life, but a gym membership might just be the one to try.

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The Health Benefits Of Gardening

We love growing and cultivating plants. Trees, flowers, shrubs, fruits, vegetables, on a large farm, in the backyard, and even on the apartment balcony. And we should be aware of the health benefits of such activities.

Exercise

Gardeners are actually exercising, like running, swimming or going to the gym. Access to fresh air enables the blood to flow freely, you burn more calories helping you to keep fit, reducing the risk of high blood pressure, stroke or heart attack.

Energy and Strength

Women who farm can endure more since farm work involves stretching, lifting and carrying heavy materials. Just pushing a wheelbarrow can strengthen your muscles and bones. Engaging in challenging activities really isn’t a challenge at all… you’re just stronger and can do a whole lot more.

Reduced Stress

Gardeners have proven to recover from stress and depression quicker since the levels of cortisol and stress hormones is drastically reduced while working in the garden. Research by CNN shows that when stressed, spending time in the garden drastically improves your mood than if you stayed indoors.

Proper Nutrition

Women farmers grow their own food; this food is fresh and has more nutritional benefits. Most of the time these plants are not sprayed, compared to food bought at the market and grown commercially. Research shows that gardeners eat more fruit and vegetables than the average person, building up immunity to illnesses. And the time spent out in the sun is your best source for vitamin D.

Better Relationships

The sense of care and goodwill helps women have a better and healthier relationship with other people. We spend much of our time taking care of everyone, it’s just how we’re built. Feeding our family and friends food grown on the farm is the ultimate expression of love. And the people in our lives know that, strengthening those bonds.

Tips for enhancing your gardening activities:

  • Raised beds can help reduce the risk of joint and back pain because you’ll be avoiding a lot of bending while planting, weeding or harvesting.
  • Always choose the right tools with the right weight for you. Heavy gardening tools can actually cause overexertion and swelling.
  • Take time to rest and relax every night. Don’t overdo it, you’ll strain both the mind and body which can have an effect on you, not just physically, but mentally too.
  • Chemicals not only destroy microorganisms in the soil necessary for plant growth but using it is harmful to our bodies. Try to find a natural alternative first and stay healthy.

 
Remember to think of gardening as a way to stay fit, mentally and physically. It really is a healthier way to live.


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