Getting Physically Fit: A Guide To Success
Improving your appearance is just one of the things getting fit can do for you; fitness will also make you more confident, stronger, healthier, and more resistant to illnesses. In fact, most people have no idea how to get started on a program to become fit. The following techniques can start you on your road to fitness.
Pay for a long-term gym membership ahead of time. This will “lock you in”, so to speak, and keep you coming back over time. You should only do this as a last ditch effort.
If so, consider another option. Biking is a great low impact alternative to running. Biking to work is inexpensive, enjoyable and a great fitness booster that almost anyone can do. A five mile bike ride to work should only take you about thirty minutes or less, and you get the added benefit of another workout when you bike home at the end of the day.
When riding a bike, focus on keeping your pace around 80 to 110 RPM. You will increase your endurance when you do this and experience less strain. Determine your RPM by counting how often your knee comes around in ten seconds, then simply multiple that number by 6. It should be around 80 to 110 times.
There is no need to go to extremes when it comes to exercise. Over-exerting yourself when you work out will put into an anaerobic state where your body stops burning fat. More importantly, it will put you at risk for injuries including dehydration, damage to your muscles and joints, and even heart trouble.
The benefits of fitness are not only physical. If you start working out you will also be happier. Working out releases endorphins creating a sense of euphoria. Exercising also improves your appearance, making you gain confidence. So in a sense, you are just a few workouts away from happiness.
As you know, there are great advantages to your appearance, performance and health that come from physical fitness. Taking the first steps can be fun and easy. Using what you have learned here will help you have the kind of experience that you want.