Fitness Exercise Plan Made Easy
Exercise is a necessary component to our health. But many people find it had to incorporate a fitness workout plan into their lives. One of the reasons for this might be people are intimidated with the idea of an exercise program. A workout program conjures up images of gyms full of weight training equipments, step masters, elliptical machines, and others. It brings up images of extremely fit people with flat abs and sculpted bodies. But an exercise plan doesn’t have to be about joining the gym and spending hours working out and lifting weights daily.
In this article I want to show simple ways you can incorporate an effective fitness workout program in to your life. Anyone can incorporate a good workout program into their lives without spending a penny if they already have a good running or walking shoes. Basically that is all you need.
I know you have heard this before but I will repeat it again. Walking is one of the best exercises. It doesn’t cost anything, can be done almost anywhere, and is enjoyable. You can do it by yourself or a with companion. Just simply walking in your neighborhood for 30 minutes to 1 hour for four or five days will benefit you in more ways than one. If you are the energetic type then you can run or jog. For this you need a very good running shoes that has good support because there is a risk of injuring your ankles or knees. You can even take it a step further and join a hiking club if you like to be with a group and enjoy nature.
Even just doing house work can be a good workout if it is energetic. Mopping, scrubbing, bending, reaching for something high up all activities that are good workouts. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, gardening is also an excellent exercise. On days you don’t feel like going for a walk, you can put some music on or an aerobic dance DVD and just dance for 20 to 30 minutes for a great aerobic workout.
For an effective fitness exercise program, one needs to incorporate a weight bearing exercise. This can mean working out with dumb bells or elastic band. If you don’t have these exercise equipments not to worry. Doing push ups, pull ups, or any exercise that uses your own body weight for building muscle will do fine. Simply taking the stairs instead of the elevator is another strength training exercises that you can do any time. Twenty to thirty minutes of this exercise two to three times a week is quite satisfactory.
Being flexible is one of the things that declines with age especially if you have lead a sedentary life. You can prevent losing your flexibility by doing regular stretches right after your aerobic exercise for 5 to 10 minutes and making it part of your exercise routine.
If you don’t have the time to do 1 hour aerobic exercise all at once It is not a problem. You can split it up. For an example, you can do a 10 minute walk in the morning, a 30 minute walk at lunch and a 10 minute aerobic dance exercises in the evening when you get home. In other words exercise can be broken up in to shorter periods throughout the day and you will still get the same benefits.
There you have it, a great fitness program. Walking or jogging for 30 minutes to 1hr at least 4 to 5 days a week. Stretching exercises after a walk or a jog, and weight bearing exercises 2 to 3 times a simple fitness exercise program will do wonders for your health and well being.