Monday, 12 August 2013

Fitness tips to follow without using the gym

white topWe always hear these different methods to exercise but how do we know which ones truly work? Well, not everyone is the same, so not every fitness tip will work. However, there are a few pieces of advice you may actually be interested in following!

HuffingtonPost provides some fitness tips.

Just workout for 20 minutes
Even though 20 minutes is different than say an hour workout, it still lowers body weight and fat, increases fitness and lowers potential markers for type 2 diabetes risk.

Take days off
Don't totally go a whole week without picking up those weights, but you don't need to do it every day. Working out every day can mess with your muscles, sleep cycles, and menstrual. Not only could you potentially injure yourself, you could end up frustrated with your body because you don't see results.

Find a form of fitness you love
If you hate the thought of running, choose something else! Do you know how many different ways to exercise there are? Pick an activity like CrossFit or Yoga, or a more popular exercise-- Zumba! Stop doing crunches. Evidently, crunches are the best option to get those rock hard abs you yearn for but Huffington Post suggests trying the plank instead.

You don't even need the gym with these exercises Fitness Magazine reports. Turn your commute into a workout. If you're within walking distance of your work, we suggest walking home. Gregory Florez, personal trainer and CEO of Fitness First Inc says,
"Sit on a stability ball to strengthen your core, and keep dumbbells or exercise tubing at your desk. Squeeze in 12 to 15 reps of exercises like dumbbell curls, overhead presses, and ab crunches; aim for two or three sets of each. This gives you more free time to fit in fun workouts like biking or tennis."

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