My Doctor Can’t Believe How Fit I Am For My Age
Music to my ears! Hearing that never gets old. The secret to my fitness success has been making heathy lifestyle choices. But what does that mean? Following a Diet? Fasting? Exercise?
Getting and staying fit was and remains a challenge. There are times when it is hard just to get up off the couch. And, there are times when I stopped trying. But, when my weight ballooned to 245lbs and I could't keep up with my kids, it was time for a change.
So what's the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life? How about a little inspiration...
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It's Your Attitude.
1. Be Consistent
I will be the first to admit that I'm no fitness expert, but I finally decided enough was enough, I cut out bad food choices and started running on a treadmill. Eventually the pounds came off and soon I was running marathons -- not fast, but in the race.
My secret? "I'm not fast, but I'm consistent,"
2. Follow an Effective Exercise Routine
My top three suggestions:
- Strength training. Even 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body.
- Interval training might involve walking for two minutes, running for two, and alternating this pattern throughout the duration of a workout, It's an extremely time-efficient and productive way to exercise.
- Increase cardio/aerobic exercise. Accumulate 60 minutes or more a day of low- to moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking, running, or dancing.
3. Set Realistic Goals
Don't strive for perfection or an improbable goal that can't be met. Focus on increasing healthy behaviors."
Don't worry if you can't run a 5K or 10K just yet. Try walking 15 minutes a day, and add time, distance, and intensity from there.
4. Make Your Plan Fit Your Life
Too busy to get to the gym? Make your plan fit your life. You don't need fancy exercise gear and gyms to get fit.
If you've got floor space, try simple floor exercises to target areas such as the hips and buttocks, legs and thighs, and chest and arms (like push-ups, squats, and lunges). Aim for 10-12 repetitions of each exercise, adding more reps and intensity as you build strength.
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This content is strictly for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions or starting an exercise routine. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any lifestyle program.