Personal trainer and consultant, Greg Francisco tells that whole-body fitness means balance. The key is having the Big 3 in place: a cardiovascular program, a lifetime eating plan that is sensible and maintainable, and strength training for strong muscles and healthy bones. Try to think of exercise programs, as lifetime programs. Having a set timeline can be counterintuitive to achieving lifelong health and fitness. Find something you like to do that is built on solid principles and stick with it. A little consistency goes a long way to maintaining a fit body. And don't be afraid to add variety to your program.
Is Target Heart Rate Important?
Target Heart rate is based on age, weight, and level of fitness. All these factors are taken into account to come up with a number that you are advised to train within to maximize aerobic activity and workout safely without injury. The latest method of teaching you where your heart rate should be is Heart Zone Training. This is based on zones. For more information visit www.heartzones.com.
How To Stay Motivated
One of the main ways to stay fit is to be consistent. Even a little exercise each day can have an amazing impact on your overall health. Avoid extremes. Crash diets, exercise fads, and fancy gadgets that promise amazing abs are fleeting. Find a workout buddy to help stay motivated. If you haven't exercised in a while or have any medical issues, get a good physical first. Set goals by breaking them down into smaller goals. Get a journal and start tracking. Start with some light walking and stretching and build on that.
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