Why do you exercise? What kind of exercise tips are you looking for?
Is it to lose weight? To gain weight? To maintain your present weight?
I hope maintaining good health is somewhere in your goals, because that should be your ultimate goal.
Exercise is generally grouped into three types:
- Flexibility exercise, such as stretching, improve the range of motion of muscles and joints.
- Aerobic exercise, like walking and running, focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance.
- Anaerobic exercise, on the order of weight training, functional training or sprinting, increase short-term muscle strength.
A combination of these exercises should be included in a well balanced fitness program.
Aerobic Exerciseshould be done 4 - 5 times a week. Generally a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes per session. Once you have base training behind you, consider adding interval training (covered in another section) to make your aerobic exercise more effective.
Muscle burns fat. So when you build muscle, you burn fat even while you are relaxing.
You should plan on doing your strength training workout a minimum of 2 days a week and, ideally 3 days a week.
Anaerobic ExerciseAnaerobic exercise is exercising at high intensity levels for shorter periods of time. An example would be running 8 all out sprints during your workout, each followed by a period of 30 seconds or more recovery time. Because this is very intense, I only recommend it for anyone who is in top condition and has a doctor's ok. The bottom line, though, is if you do this, you can slash your workout time and greatly increase your fitness level.
Lifting weights doesn't appeal to everyone. Bodyweight exercises can accomplish basically the same thing. Do your body weight exercises on a swiss ball and your potential to increase your muscle tone and fitness level explodes and your core muscles, including your abs, get a workout with each exercise.
"Exercise on a Swiss Ball".
This is not a fad. The swiss ball has been proven to work and has been used for many years in physical rehabilitation. One of the best exercise tips I can ever give you is to tell you to use an exercise ball in your routine. Most any exercise can be done on it and the exercise ball works your body's core muscles with each exercise you do. The result is you get better results in less time!
Free Swiss Ball Exercises to Get You Started!
Exercise sitting down.
Exercise Tips for Exercising while Sitting Down
Anyone can exercise sitting down. And get a good workout at the same time.
Don't let the fact you might be in a wheelchair or you cannot be on your feet for an extended period of time stop you.
Try these exercises sitting down.