Free Workout Friday!
Today, you get a Total Body Workout, AND, you get a plan.
Most people don't succeed because they don't have a plan. But, with a plan, you CAN succeed.
All you need to do is make time for your workout. And, you have to, because it's that important for your health.
With this workout, you get the key components of fitness: a cardiovascular plan, a strength plan and some stretching. This is a great simplified workout!
For starters, you have to do some cardio. 3-4 days at a minimum - more is better. Beginners can get started with 20-30 minutes 3-4 days a week, while people that have a base level of fitness can ramp up either the duration (time) or intensity, or frequency. I've included one day a week as a longer easier workout - because endurance is important for your overall health. Enjoy that day out. Explore the great outdoors with a hike, kayak, bike, or long stroll with your family.
Now, a couple days a week, you should do some strength training. Why? Because you can lose muscle mass rapidly. Your muscles are integral to keeping your joints strong. Strong joints like knees, hips and shoulders mean that your body won't hurt so much and you'll be able to do the cardio (see the previous paragraph). So, get started with an plan that targets all the major body parts: upper body, lower body and core.
If you don't know what an exercise is, simply type the description into google or youtube and a dozen images and videos will pop up, many with more in-depth descriptions to help you out. What I've offered is just the simple plan.
Finally, make sure you stretch. Once a week is really not enough, so try to do some light stretching every day 5-10 minutes.
If you're interested in more workouts, please consider the 365fitt 10 Minute Workouts. This compilation of workouts includes great tips on cardio, plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced individuals, and 10 - 10 Minute Workouts that target different parts of the body. Strapped for time? There's no excuse now. In fact, one of my clients is waking up every morning with a 10 Minute Workout before heading off to work. Then, she does another workout or two in the evening. She says she's already feeling better and her knees don't hurt as much! That's the whole idea!
Keep on working out and living 365fitt!