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Exercises for Adults: Getting Fit, Fast!

by on March 13th, 2009
Exercises for Adults: Getting Fit, Fast!

Obesity is so prevalent in our society due to the fast paced lives we lead. Our daily lives are full of stress, and our schedules leave us little time to exercise or to plan nutritious meals every day. Obesity often leads to more severe medical problems. Medical conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol are often the results of being overweight and are affecting younger and younger people these days.

Be Active and Stay Active

What can be done? The most important thing anyone can do is stay active. Our body changes as we get older. People who do not make an effort to eat right and be active at a young age and continue that into adulthood are likely to have negative changes in their health. They may develop serious medical problems down the road. In order to be healthy, adults need a well established routine of eating right and getting enough exercise.

Exercise does not have to be boring because you can do it a bunch of different ways. You can choose a simple exercise program to start and then after you build up your strength and endurance, you can try something more difficult.

Walking is the easiest and most recommended way to get fit. Even walking a mile will do a lot for your health if you walk fast enough that you start to sweat. For better results, you can carry hand weights with you while you walk.

With all the exercise tapes and videos available, you don’t need to join a gym to get fit. You can find workouts that will be challenging, as well as simple workouts to do that are less physically demanding. You should try to have a variety of both.

You don’t want to overdo it, though, if you are new to exercising. After you are able to walk or bike for several miles, try some yoga, Pilate’s, kickboxing and dancing. If you prefer to exercise outside try playing soccer, tennis or another sport. Exercise does not have to be a chore!

Get a Buddy!

If you are committed to exercising, it is a good idea to have a workout buddy so you can keep each other motivated. If you have a walk planned with a friend every day at a specific time, you are unlikely to skip it. You and your workout buddy can walk further each day and the time will fly by since you have someone to talk to.

Incorporate Strength Training

It is important to include strength training in your exercise plan. Strength training is great for losing weight and burning fat. You don’t have to try and lift heavy weights because technique matters more than the weight. Do exercises that work on each muscle group a few times in each workout for best results. After a while your form will suffer as you get used to the weights. That’s when you should increase weights.

If you don’t have 30 minutes of time at once, try spreading out your workouts throughout the day in 10 minute sections. This will give you the same results as if you worked out for a steady 30 minutes. The important thing is that you get some exercise time in when you are supposed to. Don’t use your busy schedule as an excuse to not exercise.

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Exercises for Adults: Getting Fit, Fast!

by on October 7th, 2008
Exercises for Adults: Getting Fit, Fast!

One of the biggest problems that adults face with exercise is motivation. It can be challenging to fit an exercise regime into a schedule that’s already filled with work, kids, housework, cooking and all the things that go with adulthood. Younger adults are working more while older adults have families to care for. With busy schedules it seem almost impossible to add fitness into the mix. Most adults understand the importance of regular exercise yet they may procrastinate.

Of course new medical and scientific findings continue to show the link between good physical fitness and the reduced risk of many diseases. It is increasingly apparent that staying active can contribute to better health. Many adults are overweight and this can cause many medical problems ranging from high blood pressure and cholesterol to higher risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Start Now

Adults that exercise reduce their risk of many diseases and also have a better mental outlook on life. Start now to develop a regular exercise routine that you can accomplish at least several times per week. Getting in shape now will greatly reduce risks even if you’ve been overweight. In fact if you’ve been dealing with any types of chronic illnesses you may find that they subside once you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Keep Moving

Being inactive is the most common cause of obesity in adults. Other contributing factors include a poor diet and increased stress. The best way to counteract these problems is to keep moving. It doesn’t matter as much what you do – just do it! There are two main types of exercise – aerobic and anaerobic types. You should try to alternate exercise routines from both types. Aerobic exercises work the heart and lungs while anaerobic exercise consists of strength training to keep muscles toned.

Choose Your Exercises

Many adults think that they need to join an expensive gym in order to work out. The thought of going to a gym every day or exercising in front of others can be daunting to some. But you needn’t workout at the gym to exercise. There are plenty of physical activities that you can do every day at home that won’t cost you anything. The best thing to do is to find several types of activities that you like to do so that you’ll enjoy your workout and want to keep doing it. Find both indoor and outdoor activities to try. Yoga and Pilates can both be done at home.

Stay Active

Staying active is important to staying healthy. Try to incorporate movement into your everyday lifestyle. For example park further away at work so you will have a nice walk to and from your auto. Use your lunch hour to take a walk around the building or around the block. Allow yourself only so much time in front of the television set.

Eat Right

Eating a healthy diet helps to keep you at a healthy weight and keeps your body working at its peak. Avoid fad diets and instead opt for smaller portions of healthy food. Choose fruits or vegetables for snacks and keep your fat intake down. To find out your ideal diet check your own age, weight and height on the food pyramid.

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