Tips For A Healthy And Safe Exercise Regimen

It is said that a stellar and effective work-out regimen must include a complete routine of aerobic exercise, muscular strength, endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercises. Not only does such wholesome workout schedule strengthen the muscles but also enhances their functioning.

Your cardiovascular system strengthening is done by aerobic exercise, which is very critical since it helps in weight management. In order to help in regaining and maintaining your posture and strength, which in turn reduces back pain, muscular conditioning is needed. In order to maintain the ease of motion and reducing the injury risks and muscle soreness, you need to practice flexibility exercises.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind

It’s as simple as strolling through the park: Aerobic exercises are as easy as walking, since they’re primarily weight bearing exercises. On similar lines, jogging, rope skipping, and dance exercises are also pretty simple to manage. The technique behind aerobic exercising is to make use of a group of large muscles in a continuous rhythmic fashion for long periods of time. There is a category of aerobic exercises that makes use of non-weight bearing techniques like bicycling, stationary cycling, swimming, and rowing.

Pace it Well: Remember, aerobic exercise is all about intensity and not about being aggressive. Pace yourself such that you should be able to have a comfortable conversation while working out. You can always measure your heart rate to check if you are pacing yourself properly.

Scheduling Periodic Workouts: The most important practice is to take a break from aerobic workouts at least once a week. If you are trying to maintain your physique then 3-4 times a week is appropriate. In case you are set on a weight loss adventure, four or more days of workouts are advised.

Duration of Your Workouts: The first 15 minutes of any workout is just a warm up. The real workout, when the calories start burning, commences after the initial 15 minutes. But if it’s for general health upkeep, you could choose to work out for 20 minutes. For weight loss, a solid workout lasting for 45 minutes is recommended.

Equipment: The most important thing to remember is to start easy and gradually work your way through. Start with something easy like hand held weights and then increase the time spent using it before going to the next level. Invest in a pair of good exercise and jogging shoes.

Stretching: Flexibility is very vital when working out. Remember to always warm up before stretching.

Expert’s Advice: Always, always discuss your workout regimen with your physician before starting with it. Highly recommended to those aged above 40 years of age.

There you have it, a rundown on the most important tips you can follow to make your fitness regimen the healthiest, most effective, smart, and risk free.


Written by Benjamin Roussey for bodono.

Benjamin Roussey is from Sacramento, CA. He has two master’s degrees and served four years in the US Navy. His bachelor’s degree is from CSUS (1999) where he was on a baseball pitching scholarship. He has an MBA in Global Management from the Univ. of Phoenix (2006) where he attributes his writing prowess. He has worked everywhere from small businesses to large corporations, and also for public agencies. He has lived in Korea and Saudi Arabia where he was an ESL instructor. He misses Saudi food and living in Korea. Benjamin has a tremendous work ethic and is quite focused. Now he writes professionally for several clients that covers one sector of our economy to another. Currently he lives in the Phoenix area after living in Cabo San Lucas, MX for 3 years. He enjoys sports, movies, reading, and current events when he is not working online: www.infinista.com.