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Improve Your Fitness The Easy Way

July 2, 2013

By Helen Jackson

There are plenty of ways to get fit by using a regimen you will stick to. Following these tips will get you started.

Varying the exercises you participate in maximizes the benefits for your body. If you often workout on the treadmill, try running through the neighborhood. Running up a hilly sidewalk will result in different muscles being used and challenged. If you mix up your workout routine, your body won’t get accustomed to one method of working out, and the pounds will keep sliding off.

When you’re working out, be sure you’re exhaling after you do a repetition of a weight. This lets your body use more energy and intake more air so that you can work out with better energy levels.

Do not fear. Biking is another great and low impact activity. Biking is a cheap way to increase your fitness level as you go to work each day. If your one-way commute is five miles or less, it should take you no longer than half an hour to ride to your work.

Don’t focus on just using crunches to strengthen your abdomen. A university study has shown that it takes a quarter million crunches to burn a single pound of fat. So crunches alone won’t help you build abs or lose fat. Use other exercises to get the best results on your abs.

To stay motivated and enthusiastic about exercise, try a variety of fitness classes. You might just discover a new favorite class to keep your excitement level up as you go to the gym. Try kickboxing or yoga. Consider Jazzercise or boot camp. The great thing about trying different classes is that you need not return to any you don’t like, and you’ll still be working out productively throughout the trial process.

m. Early morning workouts are a great way to start your day, but many people have a difficult time pulling off a 6 a.m. start time. Waking up a few minutes early every day and starting with a gentle exercise will get you accustomed to getting up earlier in the morning. This can help you start your day better and can help you build healthier habits.

Increase the “density” of workouts to accelerate weight loss. More exercises performed in a shorter time frame can increase your weight loss. You can make exercises more dense by having shorter breaks between intervals in your sets. Getting rid of these intervals altogether is a possibility too. This will help you drop pounds much faster.

Leg extensions are an easy way to bulk up your quads. You can find a leg extension machine in most gyms, and the actual exercise is pretty simple. Push your legs up when you are seated.

Exercising with a dog can be a great way to get fit. Not only will this benefit your fitness, but the dog will love the walks and look forward to them. Take things slow at first. Begin by walking a block or possibly two; then, build your distance on that. This is one advantage of having a dog.

Build stronger abs to improve your fitness. Sit-ups are always an easy way to tone your core. The abs play a large role in your bodies flexibility and strength so you need to devote some time to building them up.

A clear plan is essential to raising your fitness level and overall health. Take advantage of the advice in this article, put together a plan, and begin your journey towards physical fitness. If you aren’t sure where to begin, don’t worry. This advice is going to put you on the right path.

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