“The importance of keeping fit is to ensure the ease of mobility,” says Kaizer Chiefs Sports Scientist Mpho Selamolela. “It is also to ensure good cardiovascular health and to promote happy endorphins.”
“All what it takes is movement and dedication. It is a matter of fostering a habit of exercising and knowing that your fitness habits will reap great rewards at the end.”
Selamolela who works mostly in the Kaizer Chiefs High Performance Centre (KCHPC) believes we all have to keep motivating ourselves. She also stresses the importance of understanding that fitness is not a once off event but a lifestyle. “It is vital to find the type of exercise routine that works for you (i.e. exercise classes, jogging solo or CrossFit).
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. A fitness regime for starters would be body weight exercises like squats, push ups, jumping jacks, planks and lunges.”
In conclusion Selamolela advises: “You basically start with the exercises that don’t require equipment. Start by learning the proper technique for these exercises and then you can add weights as your fitness levels increase.”
Your health is your wealth.