5 Steps To Fitness

5 Steps To Fitness

There is no quick and easy way to total mind and body health but it can be done with a little work and dedication.

Resistance / Weight Training
Resistance / Weight training helps you develop more definition in your muscles (don't worry ladies it does not mean huge, bulky muscles). The more lean muscle mass you have, the more efficient your body uses calorie intake and the more calories you will burn during exercise and at rest. One major benefit to lean muscle mass increase is you can even burn more calories while sleeping or watching TV. Resistance / Weight training can be performed using not only free weights, but also circuit machines, body weight exercises and stability ball exercises. Not only will resistance / weight training benefit your "shape" it also benefits you by improving your mental and physical productivity, bone density, as well as a reduction in daily stress, osteoporosis and hypertension.

What is Cardio? Cardio is any exercise that raises your heart rate for an extended period of time. Walking, Running, Elliptical Cross-Trainer, Treadmill, Stair Stepper or even a Stationary Bike will help you increase your heart rate, burn calories and help burn excess fat. Consistent cardio helps you develop more endurance, elevate your mood, increase heart function and even boost your immune system.

Proper Diet / Food Intake
A healthy diet is not about eating less food but planning and eating smarter. With proper understanding of what your body needs you can still eat your favorite foods and still get fit. It is important to understand what your body needs and not listen to what the fad diets try to literally shove down your throat. An example of poor diet advice is that you need lots of carbohydrates (carbs) to fuel your body for everything you do. Carbohydrates and Fats are important but there are good and bad fats and carbs, ask us if you are eating the right kinds and amounts of each.

Vitamins / Minerals / Supplements
You must have the right vitamins, minerals and supplements to make your body function properly. Not maintaining optimal nutritional values can keep you from reaching your fitness goals. Nutritional supplements can help your body boost metabolism if you’re trying to lose weight or shed excess body fat. If you are trying to gain muscle mass there are many supplements that will help your muscles grow big and strong. Balanced nutrition may also lower fatigue if your goal is to build endurance.

Professional Training Assistance
When you hire a competent Personal Trainers they will work with you to develop the proper combination the most important FIVE components to getting fit and guiding you on a path to reach your goal quickly and safely. Your Personal Trainer will help keep you excited about your exercise program and they are committed to lowering your chances of an injury. To sum up what a Personal Trainer does, they do all the planning of your exercise program and help keep you focused so basically they take the guesswork out of your exercise routine allowing you to focus on getting fit and healthy.

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