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Four Activities That Strengthen Your Muscles

When the word exercise is mentioned, most people cringe because they think it is difficult and complex. However, this is not always true as there are some simple daily activities that exercise your body even when you are not paying attention. Exercise strengthens the muscles of the body by keeping them in optimum condition and ensuring that they are always ready to be used in carrying out various physical activities. Below are common daily activities that help in strengthening your muscles:

walking

1. Walking: As simple as this is, most people do not know the value of being able to move around with our legs. Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise as it involves more than half of the body’s muscles. Simply walking around will ensure that majority of your muscles such as the ones present in the legs, the back, the thighs and even the hands are in use.

running

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2. Running:
Sometimes when we run either to catch up with someone or to get somewhere on time, we exercise at least 90% of the muscles of our body. This is because it takes the effort of quite a number of muscles to move the entire body forward at a certain speed without external help. However, running might be too tedious for some people to do and they may miss out on the amazing muscle toning benefits of this activity.

dancing

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3. Dancing:
People engage in dancing not just because of the pleasure derived from it but also to keep their body fit and flexible. Dancing is actually an easy form of exercise which most people can engage in without worrying about straining themselves. Even old people dance depending on their strength and general health condition.

swimming

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4. Swimming:
To some people, the day is not complete without a quick dip in the water. Swimming confers a lot of advantages onto the people that engage in it. Swimming helps to strengthen the pectoral, arm and leg muscles thereby toning and sculpting the entire body into an admirable shape. Although it is an activity that has to be mastered before indulging in it.

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Jelifat Opoola

Opoola Jelifat is a young and passionate writer. She holds a B.Sc degree in Microbiology and enjoys reading, cooking and writing on real life issues. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the University of Ibadan. Contact her on opoolajelifat@gmail.com, and via Twitter and facebook by clicking the icons below.

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