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Lets Get Moving

My last few blogs were based upon nutrition and vegan eating. What makes one holistic is nutrition combined with mind, spirit and body. The bottom line is that everyone needs to move to live a longer and better quality life. 

Exercising is the best way to move, combined with both cardio and resistance training for both men and women. Before you start any exercise program, check with your doctor to see what you can do, at first. 

Exercise to get healthier, should be done at least three times a week for beginners, for 30mins-1hour.  You start with a six to ten minute cardio warm up. Then do your resistance training or cardio. In the end, do static stretches for your warm down.

Advanced people should exercise one to two hours each time, 5 days a week. Not everyone likes to exercise.  That's ok.  In the end, your results combined with how you feel and look are your motivation to keep this going for yourself. 

I you would rather exercise at home, than join your local gym, there is a lot that you can do there. You can do exercise DVDs. You also can take a walk by walking your dogs. Or walking with a friend or yourself. Walking is recommended by the American Heart Association and is good cardio exercise.    

If you like  to dance, Zumba is the way to go for exercise. With Zumba, you get full cardio and resistance training as well. Spin is another excellent cardio and resistance training class. Running is also a good cardio exercise. All of this is endurance training as well.

Either way, put yourself first and pick something for yourself that you like to do for exercise. No two people are the same.  The bottom line is that you want to be there for your kids (whether they are human or fur children).

After too many years of being a couch potato or not moving, your body begins to shut down usually beginning with diseases of the colon first. Exercising with proper nutrition, goes a long way for the detoxing that your body needs to heal for you to live a better quality and longer life as a result. Then you have all the tools to whatever you want in your life. 

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  1. evalovesbend
    Great info! Voted.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you.
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  2. Carolyn
    Carolyn
    Vote #3! Fellow Bloggers: Susan knows what she is talking about....she has lost and maintained her goal weight to prove it!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you Carolyn. It's going on five years now. While being healthy, I do a lot more for myself and my family.
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  3. Veganara
    Veganara
    Vote no 4. Yep, exercise is one of the most important things for a healthy life, isn't it?
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      That's for sure. If you like to be challenged you will do well here. While you are living a better quality life, you can do what you want to do for yourself and your family plus be there for them. Thanks for the vote.
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  4. Virtually Homemade
    Virtually Homemade
    Just joined a gym and I love feeling like I'm on the road to being fit! It's so important for physical and mental health.
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Not only will you be healthier, you will be stronger and more focused too. Thanks for the vote.
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    2. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Not only will you be healthier, you will be stronger and more focused too. Thanks for the vote.
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  5. Roopam
    Totally agree! Its important to eat healthy as well as exercise regularly. You can choose any form of exercise that you like but it is essential...not just to burn the calories away but to just stay healthy and feel great. Great post. Voted!
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you
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  6. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    you've got my vote. just this last week or two i have done a few extra active outdoorsy things and my whole life is better from it! never underestimate the power of movement and also, in my estimation, nature as well as stillness. thank you for this thoughtful post! :)
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    1. pftsusan
      pftsusan
      Thank you for the vote and you are welcome too.
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  7. pftsusan
    pftsusan
    I want to take this time to thank the Flaming Vegan Staff and Jason for creating this site, where I can come and write blogs about one of the healthiest ways of living. I am interested in herbal medicine as well. Since my blogs have been making top posts over here, I have been taking seriously for outside job interviews and people are interested in hiring me. The money that I make here, is good, however even bigger than that, I'm getting considered for permanent paying positions and I will still continue to blog here. Thank you Jason and the Flaming Vegan Staff. And a special thank you to my writing family where we share the votes.
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