Basic Exercise Is All You Need To Get Fit


Basic exercise has four parts to a fitness program; muscular strength, which is the bodys ability to exert force; muscular endurance which is the ability of the body to repeat and apply force; flexibility, which is the body's ability to move joints and muscles through a full range of motion; and body composition, which is the makeup of the body in terms of lean mass and fat mass. Your exercise should involve movements that help to address those four parts for overall fitness.

Senior doing pushups

To begin make sure that you warm up by doing some light exercises and stretching to get things ready to move; 5 to 10 minutes is all you need. Alter your exercise routine to focus on the different parts, lifting weights. for strength calisthenics(like pushups/sit-ups etc. for endurance); aerobics for cardiovascular(walking, swimming, etc.); and some stretching for flexibility.

As you get into better and better physical shape, increase repetitions and frequencies as you get more and more confident and progress so that you are constantly improving and not just doing the same things over and over again, challenge yourself.

Tracking your progress can help you to stay motivated to follow your program of exercise. Write down information about your weight, heart rate changes, body mass, measurements, etc. Basically, monitor all aspects of your body fitness.

Do not exercise right after eating, this causes strain on the digestive system and can induce nausea. Wait about an hour before eating dinner, or In the morning. The exception to this rule would be walking or other low intensity types of exercise. If you start out with low intensity, you can safely walk right after eating or just about any time. The rule applies mostly to intense exercise rather than exercise like a brisk walk.

Another tip would be to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and fluids not only DURING exercise but throughout the day. Try these tips for getting your basic exercise.

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