Monday, 11 June 2012

Helpful Tips For Keeping Yourself Fit And Healthy

By Peaches Nelson


Obtaining true fitness is something many seek and many seem to find as an overwhelming thing to do. When it comes to fitness you need to make sure you are as informed as possible to help yourself get into the best possible shape you can get into. Take some time to read this article and go through some of the tips in it to see what can apply to you.

Always remember that with fitness, less is more. That means that when exercising frequency is usually more beneficial for your body than the total duration of time that you are working out. For example, doing five 30 minute workouts are going to be better for your health and body than doing two 75 minute sessions. Overall smaller frequent workouts are going to be better for your body and mind as they won't overtire or over-strain you.

In order to achieve the best results from your fitness workout, stay hydrated. If you sweat out too much of your body weight, it creates stress on your cardiovascular system, which can negatively affect your performance. Approximately 2 hours before your workout, drink at least 16 oz (two cups) of fluids. While exercising, drink about 10 oz every 20 minutes: more if it is a high intensity workout. Upon finishing your workout, drink another 16 oz. This may seem like a lot, but it is surprising how dehydrated you can become in a very short time.

If you often use the excuse that you're just too busy to exercise, one day try scheduling in a quick session of something you enjoy. Then look back at your day and see if your productivity really suffered. Usually the answer is no, and you will have just rid yourself of another excuse not to exercise!

If you have a dog you should try walking him or her more often, so that you can take advantage of the workout. Take your dog out for a walk two or three times a day and you will be burning off many more calories than if you just went for one walk a day.

Getting a professional massage a couple of times a week increases circulation, reduces stress and improves your fitness level. If you are unable to afford the ongoing expense of a professional masseuse, invest in a good massage chair or a massaging shower head to get some of the same benefits.

Now that you've studied up on some tricks on how to achieve a great body, you can start implementing them in your everyday life. With your new wealth of information and also some motivation and confidence, you'll be able to meet your fitness goals in practically no time at all!




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