Exercise is an
essential in life. Most people will certainly nod their heads to
this. Exercise is not only perfect for losing weight, it is also
good for keeping a reasonable body weight, for giving a boost on
the metabolic rate and also for burning those unwanted excess
calories. Exercise also revs up the heart and the lungs' machinery
making them more efficient in doing their natural functions.
Aside from these, exercise also works for strengthening the bones
and keeps people looking good and feeling good about themselves.
Exercise also gives people the stamina to enable them to keep up
with the pace of their lifestyles. Unfortunately, not many people
chose to do what is good for them. Most people could not decide
exactly what to do when waking up in the morning; whether to
exercise or to press the snooze button one more time.
The following tips
are very helpful in reaching and maintaining the ideal body
weight. This is especially great for women since they get through
a lot of things going on in their bodies and are more susceptible
to osteoporosis. Not to mention that many women are under the
pressure of keeping themselves beautiful. It is recommended that
one or two of these tips at a time are incorporated to the work
Worry not that the exercise routine is not enough. It is important
to keep the commitments one makes. Ideally, it is advised to
exercise three to five times a week for 20-60 minutes.
this is not exactly the case in the real world. One should not
frustrate herself by aiming for the ideal when she knows for
herself that it is utterly impossible. If she an manage it two
times a week for twenty minutes per session, that will do just
It is best to focus on doing what one knows she can do than to
reproach herself for having not done enough. She can start from
this point and then progress on afterwards. This should make her
feel successful for having kept her commitment to herself. Weight
lifting should always come first.
Many women always do cardio
first before weight lifting. A
disadvantage of this is that it is possible to miss a critical component of the
routine and spend all of it on cardio training. A women may notice
this by not being able to see results even after devoting long
hours at the gym. This can be avoided by reversing the order. This
will guarantee visible positive outcome.
Remember to monitor heart rate. It is recommended to exercise at
75-85% of the maximum heart rate. Many people stick with just
pumping up only 50% of their maximum heart rate. To ensure that
one is working out at the prescribed target heart rate, she should
use a heart rate monitor or any exercise equipment with this
Work out for only an hour or less. Doing this will keep one from
dreading the gym. Focusing on the exercise and the aim to be
accomplished will make each work out session more and more
Have some sort of fitness social support. Being in a fitness
community maybe the important element lacking in your training
program. A social support can do amazing wonders and therefore
should not be underestimated.
It would be helpful to work
out in a gym once in while if
one customarily does her work
outs at home. One can also try
classes in activities that
have always been interesting
such as yoga, pilates or sailing perhaps. One can also
join clubs such as a walking club or a running club for instance.
Pep talk yourself. One should not pressure herself too much;
rather, it is best to congratulate one's self and give out words
of encouragement in between exercises. One should never forget to
say some positive feedback for herself.