Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Your Overall Body Fitness Plan

I hope you enjoyed the third course on how can you improve, now we are going to look at your overall body fitness plan?

Here is a recap of the e-course schedule:

Part 1: Total Body Fitness And Where You Stand Right Now
Part 2: What’s Healthy?
Part 3: How Can You Improve?
Part 4: Your Overall Body Fitness Plan
Part 5: I Can’t Give It Up!

With that being said... Lets get rolling shall we  :)

Part 4: Your Overall Body Fitness Plan


To improve the physical fitness of your body, you need to give it the physical movement that it needs.  This means feeding it the right regimen of movements.

Start by working in exercise through aerobics and strength training into your day.  Visit your local recreational center or community center.  You can even start doing these things at home, too, which will make the process easier and even more enjoyable.

To make it even better, consider these easy and fun ways to get in the exercise that you need.

Do it with a pattern.  You are 80 percent more likely to be successful if you don’t try to do it alone!  Recruit someone to work with you!

After dinner, head out for a walk with your spouse for a few minutes.  If you can’t leave the kids, take them with you.  This is a great way to get in some quality time away from the television.

If you can’t leave the television, use a stationary bike.  During your favorite show, ride the bike.  You get the exercise you need without missing your television program and time will fly by.

Do sports and other physical activities that you enjoy.  Swimming, playing a game with the kids and even joining a sports team is a great way to get in exercise without it feeling like exercise.

Your overall body fitness means exercise and movement.  When you begin to add these into your day, you’ll probably find every excuse not to do them.  Yet, you will come to enjoy exercising.  For many it’s a great stress relief and it can be a lot of fun.  Make it your goal to actually put together a workout that you enjoy.  It will make all of the difference in how effective it is for you.

Here are the tips that you need to get your diet fitness plan off the ground and allowing you to improve your health considerably!

Eat more fruits and vegetables.  Visit your favorite recipe sites on the web and look for vegetable recipes that aren’t rich with sauces, butter or creams.  Add one new recipe to your diet each week.

Start looking for leaner cuts of meat.  Remember, meats that are high in saturated fat are clogging your heart.  One good switch is with ground meats.  Don’t reach for beef, but replace at least part of it with ground turkey or pork.  You won’t notice the taste difference.  Eat more fish, chicken and pork over beef.

Reduce portion sizes.  No food in one sitting should be a larger quantity than the size of your palm.  To help you to not feel hungry, eat a bit slower.

Visit the website of the American Heart Association to get heart healthy recipes.  Try to look for ways to improve your current recipes through replacing butters, salts, unhealthy foods with foods that are better for you.  Look at your grains.  Replace white rice and pasta with whole grain.  Replace white bread with whole grain bread.

Remove soda from your diet.  This single movement alone will improve your health considerably.  It adds weight to your body and it causes all types of health risks later in life.

Look at labels.  Learn to read labels so that they tell you what’s in the foods you eat.  Reduce the amount of fat, cholesterol, and sugars in the foods that you eat.

If you need to lose weight, then you need to consider a calorie reduction.  Dropping just a small amount of weight means that you need to eat less and do more physically.  There is no fad diet that is more comprehensively safer and effective than just that:  eat less and get more exercise every day.

Eating healthy isn’t an option if you wish to increase your lifespan and increase your health.  While you may love food, learning to make healthier recipes shouldn’t be something you put on the back burner because you are too busy, don’t like those foods (you probably don’t know what they taste like anyway!) or you think its too much work.

Food is a requirement to living and a healthy diet is an essential part of living a long life.  Don’t make sacrifices here for speed, convenience or habit.  Remember; while making changes at first is a challenge, you will get into the habit and will eventually love the differences you have made, guaranteed!

The door to your New Body and healthier lifestyle:

Yours in Fitness,

Arthur M.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome article with heaps of info of how to get started...

    I believe that action speaks... as long as the things mentioned in this article are not kept in action, nothing works... So, lets get into action ;)

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