Have you fallen into an exercise rut? Are you spending a bit too much time on the comfort of your sofa with a remote in one hand and your tablet in the other? The side effects of a sedentary lifestyle include decreased energy, muscle atrophy, weight gain and the possibility of hyper-tension and onset diabetes. All of these can be avoided by simply enjoying the great outdoors for a mere thirty minutes a day. (This still leaves you with plenty of couch time.) Follow these recommendations from the fitness professionals to jump start your fitness regime. You don’t the services of a personal trainer or expensive fitness center memberships. You do need commitment and motivation. In a very short period, you will begin to feel a transformation in your body and your attitude. There’s no better time than today to get started.
Lace up your athletic shoes, enlist a friend, canine or otherwise, ramp up your favorite playlist and hit the pavement. The first goal is to simply develop a habit of brisk walking each day. Don’t worry about speed or distance – that will come. You’ll begin to feel an increase in stamina and strengthening of your muscles in a few short weeks. Begin to introduce speed spurts into your walks. After a brisk five minute warm up, ramp up your speed for an additional five minutes and then return to your starting brisk pace. Alternative these speed spurts every five minutes.
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Don’t sabotage your new found exercise regime with poor food choices. The greatest gift you can give your body is the elimination of fast food and sugary sodas. The body is simply not designed to metabolize excess sodium and sugars. Bloating, weight gain and mood swings are just a few of the side effect associated with large quantities of sugar and soda. Opt instead for lean proteins, copious amounts of fruits and vegetables and chilled water flavored with a slice of fresh lemon.
Best of luck to you on your new fitness journey!