7 Simple Fitness Tips

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    Cool 7 Simple Fitness Tips


    1. Watch the Sugar

    Often people think by drinking fruit juices or
    eating low-fat fruit roll-ups and such, they are
    cutting out or eliminating sugar. The fact is
    that some fruit juices have more sugar than a soda.
    Reduction of sugar is important to good health;
    therefore always check out the sugar content of
    anything you put in your mouth, even if it appears
    to be healthy.

    2. Throw out the Scales

    If you have bathroom scales, you should either get
    rid of them or put them away for a while. Weight
    does not accurately reflect the level of your
    fitness. If you should be measuring anything, it
    should be body fat, not the weight.

    3. Tight Muscles

    In addition to a good aerobic exercise, you should
    add weight training in, which will help balance out
    the fitness routine and provide you with the best
    results. If you are not sure where to start, a
    professional trainer can help get you started on a
    healthy program.

    4. Running in the Sand

    If you live in a geographical area, where you have
    the luxury of sandy beaches, and if you are in the
    process of rehabilitating your knees, ankles, and
    even some injuries to the back, you should avoid
    running in the sand during this time. The reason
    is that running on sand actually produces greater
    force on the joints.

    5. Increased Protein

    Many diets of today’s society pull you back and
    forth, one telling you to eat more protein, and one
    less. The fact is that if you are not exercising as
    much as you used to or if you are exercising heavily,
    your body could in fact need more protein than what
    the RDA recommends.

    The good balance for either scenario is 30% to 50%
    carbohydrates, 20% to 30% protein and 20% or 30% from
    fat. If you stick with this equation, you will
    benefit.

    6. Be Realistic

    It would be great to be able to jump right into a
    hard workout, feel great, and see instant results.

    However, it is important to be realistic about several
    things. First, you need to understand that you more
    than likely will not (or should not) start out with a
    hard workout if you have not been in a regular
    exercise routine. Start out slow and do not set
    yourself up for failure by expecting miracles overnight.

    Getting fit takes time and with commitment, you will
    reach your goals.

    7. Track Progress

    Often when trying to get in shape, it seems like you
    are working hard and sweating, but getting nowhere.
    In actuality, things are happening, just not yet seen.

    Keep track of two things in particular. First, track
    your measurements. You will probably be surprised
    within only a few weeks at the progress made. Second,
    track your routines so you can determine what is
    working for you and what is not as successful.

    You can use anything from a plain notebook to a PDA...
    it doesn’t matter what you use... just keep track!
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    great advice....if more followed these guidelines there would be fewer people giving up on their way to fitness....

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