You should be a good model for your family by eating healthy (vegetables, fruits, low fat foods, whole grains) and by exercising. The thing is that if your children see you being physically active and having fun, they will be same like you and more active thorough their life. You should involve everybody in activities such as biking, hiking, basketball, dancing or roller-skating. You should keep your body to move and focus to have fun. Keep in mind that all those healthy habits your family and you practice today, it will benefit everyone in the future.
Cardiovascular activity is very important for good health, but do not forget that muscle strength is important as well. The core muscles around your pelvis and trunk help your hips, lower back and abdominal muscles to work together in order to increase stability and balance. By having strong core muscles you can make your everyday activities much easier and decrease lower back pain, including your comfort level as you work at your desk. Also, beside cardiovascular activity, you should have some strengthening activities. A lot of these activities can be done at home without any special equipment.
Do not forget to drink a lot of water when you exercise. You should drink water before and after your walk. If you exercise you need to drink water constantly. Do not forget that every system in your body depends on water. Lack of water could lead to dehydration, and dehydration can exhaust your energy and it can make you feel tired. While you are engaged in any activity that makes you sweat, you must drink extra water, in order to compensate for the fluid loss. It depends on how much you sweat during exercise that is how much additional fluid you need. You need to be sure to replace fluids after you are finished with exercising. You know that water is clear it’s free and always near. So drink it a lot. You must be hydrated during the summer time especially, because summertime heat combined with physical activity lead to dehydration and other related illnesses.
Exercise with a buddy. By exercising in pair, it can help you to meet your health goals. So, do not exercise alone. You should find a friend who will help you to stay motivated and consistent. You can join some club, or you can just find a friend to be your company in your exercising. It is always better in two, or even more of your friends will make your exercise more fun and you will be much more motivated with a company then by yourself. You can join an activity such as a walking group where you can take part at your own fitness level and pace. You can go and play some sport that you like with your friends and you can go the gym with your buddy. There are many options and you can find out by yourself which one is the best for you.