We all know that we should get more exercise. Especially these days when we spend so much time sitting in front of the computer. So why not make a start and try the following basic fitness solutions. Note that you don’t need lots of fancy fitness equipment, since there are plenty of ways to lose weight and get into shape without pills or machines.
Tip No 1 – Watch what you eat
We are what we eat, as the saying goes, so just by limiting our diet to nutritious and healthy (but tasty) meals and snacks we are starting on the path to fitness by avoiding the road to obesity. Start by rejecting fatty fast foods, select a salad or fresh fruits and vegetables as the basis of snacks, and limit your intake of saturated fats with your meals. Try eating four to five small meals a day, rather than 2 large ones, since this will keep your metabolism high all day, and stop you getting the fast food munchies.
Tip No 2 – Stretch regularly
Stretching is the easiest way to fitness, both female and male fitness. Get into the habit of stretching several times a day – after around two hours of sedentary activity and before and after your walks. Begin by kneeling on the floor and then sit on your heels and bend your upper body down until your head touches the floor. You’ll feel your spine stretch. Then lay on the floor on your back, bring your knees up and then bend them down to touch the floor, first to the left, then to the right. Now raise your backside off the floor, supported by your arms and legs. These stretches help straighten out your spine and counteract the pressure applied when you are in the sitting position. You’ll not only will be pleasantly surprised at what these exercises will do for your posture, but you’ll find that stretching exercises will keep your body supple into old age.
Tip No 3 – Get your body moving
It’s most important to get into a routine whereby your total body gets into motion with an element of aerobic exercise. You must get up, for regular walks, starting with a short walk around the block and building up your fitness levels. Then, three times a week, take a 45-minute brisk walk which leaves you breathing deeply at the end. Try to get into the habit of an early morning walk, or consistently go on a walk before you go to bed. These walks not only burn calories, but they also build up your cardiovascular endurance.
If you follow these three basic fitness tips you’ll find yourself in much better shape.