@Suntan12 - I will have to try that. I think that the nice benefits of exercise are that it has a calming effect on your system and makes you feel better. Whenever I exercise, I always feel more relaxed and get to sleep better.
I know that you don’t have to do something as challenging as jumping jacks to lose weight. I know that you can walk regularly and receive the same type of benefits especially if you swing your arms as you walk. Walking benefits also allow you to get a great workout without putting stress on your joints.
I used to run but I developed knee problems and had to stop. I didn’t think that I could be happy walking, but I am. I challenge myself the same way that I did when I was a runner. I make sure that I continue to walk a mile within a certain time frame. For example, I usually try to aim for a 15 minute mile which is a brisk walking pace. If I am walking for an hour, I try to reach a four mile distance by the end of my workout. It really keeps me motivated and it helps me to remember to pick up the pace if I am lagging behind.