We can't all be perfect specimens like this couple to the left. But we can all develop our fitness to its highest potential.
or have a serious illness, or are overworked, you probably don't have much energy or motivation to exercise. If your body is calling for more sleep and rest, then that is what you must give it.
do not "work through it." Pain is the body's message that says, "Take care of this problem."
It should feel good. It should feel right, mentally and physically. If walking feels good, walk.
It is the worst reason to exercise, and is a complete waste of time.
This is our goal.
Increases the thickness of muscles, bones, tendons, and the walls of the heart chambers. Make it intense and brief, with at least three days of rest between muscle groups. Do not neglect upper body, lower body, or core muscles. Many sports and other activities increase strength. If you are new to strength-training, hire a trainer.
Increases the volume of the heart chambers. Interval training, brief and intense every second or third day, provides best results. Walking is one of the best endurance exercises you can do. Bicycling, swimming, jogging, stair-climbing, hiking, and dancing are a few of the many fun aerobic activities that will increase endurance.
Stretching can be perfomed daily. Yoga provides best results for both mind and body. Take classes with a view to developing your own routine. Other activities such as ballet, gymnastics, and tai chi will also increase flexibility.