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Exercise is good for the mind, body, and soul. “The only proven way to successfully lose weight is to take in fewer calories than you use.”
Activity is key to a healthy lifestyle, but exercise is not an effective stand-alone weight-loss method.
Warm Up Before You Start Up
To avoid strains and pains be sure to “warm up” your muscles. Spend about five minutes doing a low-intensity, gentler version of whatever activity you will be doing. Then stop and stretch your muscles before you begin. (Your muscles need to be “warm” to be stretched. Stretching will also improve your muscle and joint flexibility.
Note: Cooling down after activity is the reverse of warming up. It allows your body to gradually adjust back to resting levels. Both warming up and cooling down are equally important.
The good health guidelines call for six glasses of liquids per day, but to avoid dehydration you may want to drink more water when you are active. Be sure you replenish before, during and after every exercise session.
Make a habit of bringing at least 2 water bottles with you when you work out.
The American Council on Exercise says that when you exercise for 60 minutes, you can sweat enough to lose over a quart of water. Even if you drink the appropriate amount of water throughout the day, you should drink water during exercise to prevent dehydration. The council recommends drinking two 8-oz. bottles of water several hours before you plan on exercising. Drink another glass of water about a half an hour before you exercise and between 7 and 10 oz. at least every 20 minutes while you work out. Continue to drink small amounts of water after you are done exercising.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/264874-should-you-drink-water-while-you-exercise/#ixzz1BYT8qBax
RED ALERT: BEFORE YOU JUMP IN, BE SAFE & BE SMART. IF IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE YOU HAVE BEEN ACTIVE, OR IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF WEIGHT TO LOSE, IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO TALK TO YOUR PHYSICIAN.