What are your personal thoughts on fitness? Do you view everything you can on the subject and try to improve upon your own physicality? There are numerous resources available such as magazines, videos, books, and television shows. So where do you begin with your own routine? Try going through these tips to find your starting point.
In order to maximize your fitness routine, be sure to always stretch. Stretching will help to prevent injury. Many times you may think that you do not have to stretch, or that if your exercise is light enough that your body will stretch itself. This is never the case, and becomes more important the older you get. Always stretch to prevent injury and get the most out of your workout.
Reduce stress on your muscles and avoid injury by warming-up before working out. Adequately warming-up will loosen up stiff muscles and get the blood flowing to them. Sudden movements on muscles that have not been properly warmed-up prior to exercise can result in pulled muscles, strains, and even tears.
If you’re trying to get in better shape, don’t bother exercising when you have a cold, the flu, or another illness your body needs to fight off. Why? Your body has different priorities than you do — when you’re sick, it will try to restore your health before it will devote any resources to muscle-building.
One way to ensure a safe fitness routine is to make sure that you have fully recovered from the previous day, before attempting your new workout. This can be done by measuring your morning resting heart rate and comparing it to your normal resting heart rate. If it is considerably higher than normal, you need more rest.
You can reduce your chance of injury which walking by making sure you are in proper form. Your posture should be upright, and you should bring your shoulders back slightly. Your elbows should be at your side, making a 90 degree angle. Your foot and arms should be totally opposite each other. Let your heel hit the ground and the rest of your food roll when you step.
Maintain a record of everything you do each day. Write down your exercise, foods, drinks – all of it. Even make note of the times you exercise and eat, and the temperature each day. You will later begin to pick out certain patterns. If you had to skip workout sessions for a couple of days, make a note of why you had to skip the sessions.
Practice ‘Four-Square Breathing’ after your workout while stretching. Breath in for four seconds, then breath out for four seconds, and repeat for three minutes. ‘Four-Square Breathing’ increases your lung capacity and reduces stress when done properly, which helps you relax after your workout, and get ready for the rest of your day.
Now that you have an idea on where to start crafting your own personal fitness routine, are you ready to start experimenting? Are you ready to apply what you read to your body? Can you start bettering your health and appearance properly and smartly? If you can, then have funLF