Thursday, June 26, 2008

Five Important Fitness Tips

(Health and Fitness), Stay on track with these 5 important fitness tips, live better and fell better.

1. Eat healthy. It's not about not eating at all and working out seven
times a week. It's about balance. The body needs fuel to get energy,
and dietary choices should not be taken lightly. Raw vegetables and
steamed dishes are good choices, while fried or high-in-sugar foods
should be avoided as much as possible.

2. Work out often. Try to train two to four times a week, with sessions
ranging from 20 minutes to an hour. Bear in mind in mind that it's the
quality (not the quantity) of the time spent training that determines
how quickly the results appear.

3. Mix it up. Any training regimen should cover all the necessary
elements: cardiovascular (such as aerobics, running, skipping rope,
etc.), resistance training (weights or own body exercises, such as
press-ups), and stretching. Varying the routine will help target all
the body muscles and will definitely add some spice to gym visits.

4. Equipment isn't required. Everyone should learn to exercise without
. Desired results can be achieved by using one's body weight
for doing lunges, squats, press-ups, and a variety of sit-ups and
stretching exercises.

5. No pain, no gain. It's essential to engage the muscles completely
and to make sure that the last two or three reps of any exercise (say,
sets of twelve lunges) are so challenging that it feels almost
impossible to complete another one. Within time, a person might need to
raise the amount of weight to further engage the muscles and continue
producing results.

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