What should you look for in an exercise plan?
When considering an exercise plan, the following are a list of what to look for:
- Step by step process
- Aerobic (cardio training)
- Anaerobic (muscle or strength training)
- Ability to customize
- Includes monitoring your food intake
- 30 minutes or more of exercise per session
- Warm up (usually stretches or low intensity movements)
- Cool down (also stretches or low intensity movements)
- Sleep and rest
- Short and long term (maintenance) strategy
You must also use your own common sense...do not over step your abilities.
You may be amazed at what you can achieve, but you must work your way to the top, so do not bite off more than you can chew.
If you are beginner, then start with a beginner plan or a customizable plan that will work for you.
The benefits that you will receive from a good exercise plan
go far beyond weight loss!
Did you know that exercise dramatically helps your brain! Thank goodness, you discovered this fact before it was too late-grin!
You will find that in just a short while that you will be thinking more clearly and more quickly. Your mood will improve. You will also be helping to stave off dementia in later years.
Exercise will also improve muscle tone, create more muscle mass, and reduce fat mass. Guess what? Muscles burn more calories. Even when you are not exercising you will be burning more calories!
Ladies, you are more likely to lose weight more slowly than men, since you normally have less muscle.
Exercise promotes a stronger heart and a lower heart rate which is great for your heart and your circulatory system.
Exercise also keeps your bones strong, helps you to relax and sleep better, improves your immune system, and even improves your skin.
Remember that exercise is an essential part of the weight loss success triangle.
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