Thursday, November 13, 2008

How To Stay Fit & Healthy During Tough Economic Times

With the economy in shambles people like you are losing their jobs, health insurance and health club memberships. How do you stay fit in a tough economy without owning a treadmill or expensive health club membership?

Let’s be realistic, most people I know will chop their expenses to save money. That includes health club memberships and surely you won’t go into hock for a $3,000 piece of fitness equipment.

When economic times get tough, as they are today, you still have to take care of your health and your physical fitness. Let’s face it, you have to take care of your body! Your physical fitness is directly tied to many diseases such as obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease, colon cancer and the list goes on.

When people like you and me are laid off from our jobs we get depressed. The health problems start to multiply because we don’t understand we need physical activity to help reduce the chances of becoming sick or developing some life threatening illness.

Now is the time to stay physically fit. Now is the time to get fit!

The CDC (Centers For Disease Control) recommends an equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and weight training muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).

Over the next couple of months we will feature ways for you to stay fit or get fit and reduce your chances that you may develop some chronic illness. We are scouring the web for the best deals for you to stay fit in this tough economic disaster. Of course, we are only making recommendations, not advising you as your doctor. Ask your doctor before performing any exercises.

If you know of some great deals or other way to keep fit inexpensively please leave us a comment and we’ll go check it out.

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