Confidence of Movement
When one is capable physically of doing what
is required in one's world there is a grace of movement that becomes a part
of life and translates into an important aspect of beauty.
This grace of movement is cultivated primarily through
exercise and physical activity. Some of the noticeable benefits of being
physically active are strength, help in weight control, and abilities that
serve to help us participate in various life activities, such as sports
and simple games.
Frequently most people find themselves in circumstances
where it is beneficial to have skills that allow them to do such things
as swim, play such games as baseball, golf, tennis, volleyball, etc. Being
in good physical condition can help us to be ready for those circumstances.
As we can develop our intellect through reading, we can
develop our bodies through exercise. Running is a good basic exercise, which
burns calories, strengthens the cardio-vascular system, and develops the
leg muscles, which are the largest in the body. It also requires very little
special equipment, and therefore is a fairly inexpensive and accessible
means of becoming more fit.
Weight training is another very effective exercise, particularly
when a specific muscle group needs to become stronger or better-developed.
Other forms of exercise can also contribute significantly
to our well-being. Swimming is particularly beneficial, while being a fairly
gentle way to get into shape, as swimming is not a weight-bearing exercise
and doesn't result in injury as often as some other forms of exercise. Ice
skating is another form of exercise that is beneficial, and that tends to
be a bit more pleasant than running.
There are also many types of exercise equipment available
for those who wish to get into shape, as well as many other sports, and
below are some links to a few suppliers.
Links to Exercise Equipment Companies