Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Simple Fitness Rules

In a previous post, I told you the common mistakes people make when working out. This post is all about what TO DO. I found this information at 

1. Get moving. Make sure to do some form of physical activity 4 days out of the week.  
2. Enjoy yourself. Workouts can get boring so try to make it fun! If it gets boring, move on to something else. 
3. Slowly add intensity. The keyword here is SLOWLY. Don't start off with a 3-mile run if you haven't been working out in a while. Start with a 2 mile walk. Once you've been doing a physical activity for a while and are used to it then you can add some intensity to it. 
4. Minimal Equipment. Especially in the beginning. You should start off with doing exercises that use your own body weight as resistance. Then after you have become used to that then you may start adding the weights. 
5. Just a few exercises. Keep it simple in the weight room: squats, deadlifts, presses, chinups or pullups, rows. You can do a lot with just those lifts. Of course, you’ll want to mix it up eventually with some variations. 
6. Eat real foods. Aim for foods that are as close to their natural state as possible. 
7. Eat less. It’s smart to reduce how much you eat overall, at least until you reach a healthy level of body fat. 
8. Give it time. Be patient. Nothing worth having comes easily!!!!!  

Hopefully this helps!!! Happy workouts! 

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