Keep yourself fit!
You spend a lot of time thinking more about starting an exercising routine rather than planning or actually beginning to do the hard work, right? Somewhere between the lines, you have a point, because you cannot actually start something without a proper information about the subject first, right? And if keeping the math is causing you too much troubles, we might actually have a better solution for yourself, which comes in the form of tips and tricks for healthy exercising.
Now, let me ask you a couple of questions to make you more curious than you probably already are: did you know that a perfect management plan (and a complete one!) needs only three major or basic elements, such as aerobic fitness, muscle strength or endurance exercises and flexibility tricks? Yeah, it’s true. But let me ask you something else now: how can you tell what is your current fitness level, before you can even begin to exercise more? There is a way to figure it out, and I’m going to shed light on it soon.
But most importantly, how much exercises do you really have to do until you gain the desired weight or lose the pounds you want? Should you first go see a doctor regarding your weight management plan? In the following lines, we’ll provide you with the exact tips and tricks that you and anyone need for a better and healthier exercising routine!
First things first, let’s start with assessing your current fitness level, so that you will know what to do next. This method is rather simple and it only requires for you to know your weight and height. It is called the Body Mass Index, shortly BMI, and it is the simplest way for you to find out how much fat does your body have in the present, either you’re a man or a woman. The Body Mass Index helps you to figure out what is your healthy weight range, which is the goal of your entire working out and fitness program.
If you plan on following an aerobic routine as well, you may be worried if this will interfere somehow with your muscle gain that you got from the weightlifting. Well, this depends on the purpose of your entire working out program. If you want to run for the marathon, then yes, aerobic exercises will somehow make you lose a little muscle, and the results will be noticeable.
So, if you plan to run 60 miles or even more only in a week, then you should see a decrease in your muscles if you do plenty of aerobics as well. The best option for you is to limit the amount of aerobics. For the rest of the people, that work out just to feel healthy, the muscle loss will be minor.
Are you wondering how much exercises you should do? The recommended period for a complete fitness routine is to work out 60 minutes per day if you really want to prevent the weight gain. You can start with a 5-10 minutes warm-up exercises, and then add some 30 to 45 minutes of aerobic exercises, done continuously (and here you can add up biking, walking, swimming, dancing, jogging, anything you like) for 3 to 5 weeks, and end the routine exercising with 10 minutes of cooling down exercises, performed more slowly.
If you have never performed such a routine before, you can start by talking to your doctor about your plan. Then, add more activity and movement in your daily tasks, such as:
-instead of using the elevator, take the stairs
-park your car further away than your next door, so that you can walk a little more until you get in and start to drive
-walk 10 or 20 minutes before you eat the lunch, or take a walk after the time you ate
-plan active weekends, with plenty of movement: take a walk, ride the bike, go to the park, row a boat, whatever you want.
It will really help you a lot to establish some weekly goals and write them down following this “receipe”:
-What day of the week you plan on moving more
-For how long
-What time of the day
Be as specific as you can be, for example write down something like: “Monday, 20 minutes walk at 8.00 a.m. from the house to the park and back.” This will help you to stay focused on certain activities each day, and on the long run, this kind of activity (establishing goals) will help you to stick to the regular program and make a habit out of it.
I hope these tips and tricks for a healthy exercising routine will help you get started and end up wherever you want!