Seven Fitness Tips: Improving the Quality of Your Life

The seven fitness tipsPhysical fitness refers to the human body’s ability to return to normal heart beat, function, within a given time frame without too much fatigue

Demonstrating the fact that there is enough energy stored within your muscle tissues to enable you to do leisure activities as well as overcome physical stresses with alertness and vigour. General alertness, muscular endurance, strength, and cardio vascular reliability are the obvious signs that you are physically fit.

Normally, physical fitness is measured according to expected functions of the body associated with endurance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and agility. Also, stress testing can help ascertain the body’s ability to sustain a powerful stimulus, exercise, which should also be part of analyzing fitness.

Physical fitness levels are influenced by systematic and regular exercise. Moderate activity can only keep a person at a certain level, just enough to deal with ordinary stress. Improving levels of fitness needs more intensive exercises, which promotes changes and challenge physiological systems.

Below are seven fitness tips

They will help you to improve the quality of your life and improve your fitness levels:

1. Daily exercise.
Every day you need to perform some movements that can elevate the rate of your heart. It can simply be walking, but it should be done at a quick walking pace. Doing household chores, like mowing lawns, cleaning and polishing the car, taking a dog for a walk, take up a hobby like horse riding, or join a sports centre, etc.

2. Eat more greens, veggies.
This should be a no-brainer, vegetables and fruits will keep you energized and healthy. Plants in their natural state contain lots of fibres and nutrients. Organic fruits and vegetables must be preferred if possible since they are mainly free from any chemical contamination.

3. Weight training.
Unfortunately, as we get older, our muscles begin to weaken due to age. Doing resistance training will help to create hypertrophy. This in turn will help you look younger, adding more beneficial quality into your life.

4. Circuit training.
Circuit training is a form of weight training, but unlike weight training, you continually move from one workout to another. Following this practice can improve your heart rate during the whole workout doubling your cardio session.

5. Train functionally.
Incorporate some movements into your daily exercise which benefit or mimic your practiced movements in the actual world. Sports are good for functional training, because the body is required to move in an efficient way, forwards, backwards, up and down, speed forward, backward, and vigorous jumping motions. Functional training can keep your body balanced making it more resistant to illnesses and injuries.

6. Stretching your body to help you warm up.
Muscle contraction is achieved through resistance training making it tighter and smaller. Similar to all types of cardio, simple resistance training is also great. Warming up the body through stretching is fully recommended after exercises too.

7. Hydrate.
The human body contains about 60% of water, as you would expect when exercising, your body is consuming a larger rate of water. But, this is not the only time your body can become dehydrated, drinking too much coffee, soda, alcohol, and even tea, can put you at risk of dehydration.

Whether you are training or not, you should attempt to drink as much water as possible. But during training you should always continuously sip a consume water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Once you feel thirsty it’s too late, you are dehydrated.

seven fitness tipsTip:

There has been a myth circulating round for many years now, misleading people to believe you need to drink eight glasses of water a day. You need to understand that despite continuous research, nobody has ever found out where this myth came from, who put this idea forward, or what the evidence or research is based on?

What is really important is this, during your training you should continuously sip away and consume small amounts of water. If you become thirsty, then your bodies telling you that you are dehydrated, it’s very important not to reach this stage, has your body can’t function under these conditions.

These are simple strategies that will help you raise your body’s fitness levels. Most people tend to fail to reach their goals, because they don’t believe in themselves enough, looking for excuses to stop training. Any increased level of fitness, regardless of how small, will bring about tremendous life changing benefits, which will be beneficial to both you and your loved ones.

So, this is now your decision, the ball is in your court, exercise or excuse, which one will become your priority.


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