Sunday, November 14, 2010
10 Workout Tricks
1. Be Consistent
No exercise program in the world works if you don't do it consistently."
2. Follow an Effective Exercise Routine
Strength training. Even 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body, and increased cardio/aerobic exercise: walking, running, or dancing.
3. Set Realistic Goals
Don't worry if you can't run a 5K just yet. Make it a habit to walk 15 minutes a day, and add time, distance, and intensity from there.
4. Use the Buddy System
Find a friend or relative whom you like and trust who also wants to establish a healthier lifestyle. Encourage one another. Exercise together. Use this as an opportunity to enjoy one another's company and to strengthen the relationship
5. Make Your Plan Fit Your Life
Too busy to get to the gym? Make your plan fit your life! You don't need fancy exercise gear and gyms to get fit.
6. Be Happy
Positivity is key! Believe you can do it!! Be sure to pick an activity you actually enjoy doing. If you hate weights, don't go to the gym. You can lose weight and get in shape with any type of training or activity
7. Watch the Clock
Your body clock that is. If you're a morning person, schedule your fitness activities early in the day; if you perk up as the day goes along, plan your activities in the afternoon or evening. Workout while you have the most energy will yield the best results.
8. Call In the Pros
Some trainers suggest having a professional assessment to determine what types of exercise you need most to meet your goals.
9. Get Inspired
Fitness is a state of mind. "Who inspires you?" Draw alongside them for support and listen to other success stories!
10. Be Patient
Just be patient, and don't give up!! Hang in there, and you'll see solid results in time, just keep at it J