Each of us cares about our personal health. However, many of us can afford a personal fitness trainer. So we collect various ideas and try to shape a plan for ourselves. This article will give you some suggestions for developing your own fitness routine. You can tailor a plan to meet your own needs.
When you think about building a plan, you first want to set some priorities. Ask yourself these questions. Do you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, develop a better range of motion, add muscle mass, shape your body, condition your cardio system or just get in better shape? Your priority will shape your plan.
Little Things that Help
Nobody likes to take the stairs. It is one of the best things that you can do. It works like a stair-climber does, at your local fitness center. It strengthens the larger muscles in the body. It also is a great cardio system exercise. Lifting and carrying items, also can help retain strength in body muscles. Extra walking at work (movement) can help your fitness level. It is when we start looking for shortcuts that deteriorate our fitness level.
Along with conditioning comes nutritional issues. Drop the junk food and sweets. Instead of ice cream before you go to bed, consider fresh fruit. Stop using vegetable oil when cooking. Some individuals use vegetable oil for diesel fuel. That alone, should let you know how bad that is for you. Cut back on salts and sodium. Use Subway or Arby’s instead of McDonald’s. Finally, avoid eating after your evening dinner. Set a final time for eating like 6 pm. Stick to it.
Do what is fun. If you love to go bowling, work it into your weekly schedule. You can do the same with gold, tennis, swimming and team sports. Do the lead up activities for these sports. for example their are driving ranges for golf, racket ball courts for tennis and batting cages for softball. Focus on serious preparations for these activities.
Too old to play organized sports? Then try walking, swimming and biking. I walk in the winter and bike during the good weather. If you can get to an indoor pool, swim laps. Many aquatic centers have fitness programs for seniors.
If you have weights, use them. You can set up your own fitness routine with them. Keep in mind though that you can’t lift everyday. Alternate days with some other activity like walking. Always take one day off. This lets your body rest.
Finally chart your work and have a doctors physical exam, before doing any type of physical work.