The good news is that getting fit is not as hard as you may think. Here are some great fitness tips to get you started.
Be sure to choose a workout routine that you enjoy, and stick with it. You will anticipate your workouts since they are fun for you.
Don’t spend more than one hour lifting weights. Muscle wasting will begin after an hour of lifting weights. Keep your weight training under an hour.
When you are walking for your workout, make sure that you have the proper form so that you do not get hurt. Walk with your shoulders back in an upright position. Keep your elbows at right angles as you swing your arms. When you take a step, your arm on opposite side should go forward. Every time you take a step, let your heel touch the ground and then roll forward onto the rest of your foot.
If you aim to build more muscle mass, lift heavier weights using fewer reps. Start by choosing a muscle group. Begin with warmups involving lighter, more manageable weights. Do 15-20 repetitions to warm your muscles up. Then do one with heavier weights for less reps. The weight should be elevated five lbs and repeated for the final set.
Keep a fitness diary showing what you did during your day. Note your workouts and anything else that you engage in. You can tell how far you have walked in a day if you use a pedometer through the day. This written record will prove invaluable in tracking your progress on your fitness journey.
Looking for a way to get washboard abs? You won’t get them by doing only crunches. Your muscles may get stronger, but nothing will really happen with respect to the fat on your stomach. If you want washboard abs, you will need to reduce your total body fat by improving your diet and doing plenty of cardio and resistance training.
Make sure that you have the appropriate shoes when you exercise. When you don’t wear shoes specifically designed for the activity you are doing, you are risking injuring your legs and feet. In addition, your feet will feel uncomfortable after a workout, and that might discourage you from sticking with the exercise.
Exercise should be done daily, but it does not have to take a long time. Doing something as simple as taking the stairs instead of the elevator each morning can make a big difference in your fitness.
Use these suggestions to get your fitness routine moving in high gear. A key change that can help anyone is to make fitness something that happens on a daily basis, in one form or another, rather than just being reserved for one or two days a week. Healthy lifestyle changes will result in more energy and the focus and resolve to handle life’s challenges.