Essential Fitness Tips
The inclusion of key fitness tips into your daily routine can help you maintain good physical activity and keep you in shape through out your lifetime.
If you are not a seasoned sports professional or a serious amateur athlete and you're struggling to put down the remote control, switch off the TV and roll off the couch...you need to know that your body was made to be physically active and achieve a good level of physical fitness ...your health and longevity depends on it.There are so many benefits of exercise
or physical activity. Here are just a few.
Increases the performance and health of your heart, blood pressure and lungs.Increases the size and strength of your musclesIncreases the strength of your bonesImproves the quality of your sleepIncreases your fat metabolismOptimizes your body shapeImproves your sense of well-being and outlook on lifeIncreases longevityIncreases your resistance to disease
If you could bottle those benefits, who wouldn't want that product!
There are many ways to ensure that you are capitalizing on the improved mental and physical well-being that you will receive as a result of incorporating fitness workouts or fitness programs into your daily routine.
Physical activity has always been a health essential and historically was usually a normal part of ones daily routine.Fitness tips from generations past would have gone
something like this.
Wash your clothes..by handSweep the floorDig the vegetable gardenWalk Several miles into town for suppliesBuild a house...without power toolsMake hay...without a combine harvester...
I'm sure you could easily add to this list with a few of your own observations of physical fitness from ages past.
Now, I'm not suggesting that you turn back the clock...even if you could...it's almost impossible for any modern city dweller to happily contemplate living without all the gizmo's!
That list though does give us all a stark reminder of just how easy life has become...physically speaking for many people in wealthy nations.
Life in a pre-industrialized world simply forced people to do things that helped to maintain their aerobic activity and lean muscle mass. Their body was the machine doing the work.
By the way, do you know that there are several geographic locations around the world called blue zones whose populations have been studied due to their impressive longevity? Fitness tips from the blue zones make for interesting reading.
My list of fitness tips from a past generation would provide the individual with periods of excellent cardio workout and resistance training assisting them to be generally leaner, more muscular and have less body fat than many people have in the twenty-first century.
How should mens fitness and womens fitness
look right here right now?
Well, at a fundamental level it should look exactly the same. By this I mean you will still need to incorporate aerobic fitness and resistance exercise into your daily routine...that's how your body has been designed and there's no getting away from it.
If you're an amateur or professional athlete then incorporating these two foundational fitness principals into daily fitness routines will be simply a part of who you are.
If you drive a desk for a living or live a sedentary lifestyle out of choice then it will be more difficult for you to obtain sufficient physical fitness so that you can get in on that impressive list of benefits I mentioned earlier. Remember, one of them was longevity.
If you spend most of your days being physically inactive
here's a list of fitness tips just for you.
Walk as much as you can. Take the stairs, take the dog! don't be afraid of inclines and hills. Many populations that live to a great age incorporate regular fitness walking.Get up from your desk and away from your computer every hour...stretch and take some deep breaths.If you have a garden work in it regularly...including digging.Don't be put off by the weather...unless it is extreme and dangerous. Dress appropriately. Go out side and do your circuit. You'll always come back feeling better.
Resistance Training; Use your own body weight if you don't have access to weights or gym equipment. Include push-ups or press-ups and reverse push-ups for your triceps. Push-ups help tone your arms, chest and shoulders. Do squats and 'wall sitting' for your thighs and buttocks.You can work your abs by lying flat on the floor, knees bent, soles of your feet on the floor and gently raising your shoulders a few inches off the floor. It isn't necessary to bend your neck or strain your back...it's your abs your working out.
Do Some Pushups!
Key fitness tips can help you maintain your health, fitness and ultimately your freedom by encouraging your body do what it wants to do most of all...move.
What are you waiting for!
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