Exercising is crucial for a healthy and balanced life. Whether you work out or not makes a lot of difference especially in determining your body’s immune system against attacks by germ and viruses.
Having said that, it does not mean that exercising is pushing your body to the limit on the treadmill or go for a jog for hours.
The bottom line is, if you plan to exercise, you need to exercise RIGHT!. Here are some top tips from the experts.
Cardio – In working-out, more is not always better. This is most prominent when it comes to exercising involving the cardio. If you spend too much time focusing on cardio work-outs particularly low-density ones, it is not effective at all. Instead, do short bursts of high-intensity cardios.
Weight – You will bound to be on the weighing scale every 2 days to see how much weight you have lost. That is wrong. You do not need to weigh lesser than you are. It is the ratio of muscle to fat which is crucial.
Interest – Try different workouts and identify the one you are most comfortable with. If you do not like the treadmill, then do something else.
Physical and Mental Balance – This is quite difficult but you should find an exercise that can benefit both your body and mind. At the end of the day, you should feel fulfilled and not lethargic.
Up the Ante – Always find ways to increase the challenge. Once your body gets accustomed to a certain exercise, it does not think of it as a challenge anymore. As such, it is pointless to continue doing the same thing repeatedly. Try something more difficult.
Goals – Always challenge yourself and set goals which can be achieved in the short-term. Your long-term meanwhile should be to ‘GET INTO SHAPE!’ and there is no two-ways about it.
Try new things – Working out is not only about carrying weights and running about. Zumba, kickboxing and even Muay Thai could get you there. You just need to start.
Gung-Ho – NEVER EVER be too gung-ho to do everything at once. Start from the bottom and work your way up. After all, your body needs time to gradually grow. In most cases, you will be tempted to jump into the gym and then carry ALL the weights there. There is no need to rush.
Motions – Let your body go through the motions of rest, recover and relax because it is how it functions. Go slow and then get into tempo before starting again.