I know it’s hard to get fit at home. You have busy lives and little time to spare, and you’re not sure if you can get the same results as if you went to the gym. Well, I’m here to tell you that with a little creativity and some good equipment in your house—plus some knowledge of how your body works—you can absolutely be fit in no time at all!
Do something active every day.
You should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days of the week. You can break that up into shorter sessions, but try to get your heart rate up for at least 10 minutes at a time. If you’re not used to exercising regularly, start with five minutes and build up from there.
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Aerobic exercise is one of the best ways to stay healthy and fit. It involves any activity that increases your heart rate for at least ten minutes. That can be anything from jogging, swimming and cycling to more intense sports like tennis or squash. Aerobic exercise has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease, clear up skin conditions such as acne and eczema, improve sleep patterns and help people who suffer with anxiety disorders manage their symptoms better.
The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic exercise is good for your heart, lungs, and blood vessels. It can improve your mood and help you sleep better. Aerobic exercise also lowers the risk of developing many diseases (including heart disease) by improving how well your body uses insulin to process sugar in the bloodstream.
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Water aerobic exercises are a fun way to get a workout in the water. They can be done anywhere and don’t require any special equipment. Water aerobic exercises are also easy on your joints, making them ideal for people with arthritis or other joint problems.
It is important to warm up before doing any aerobic exercise. The following are a few stretches you can do:
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend forward at the waist, keeping knees slightly bent. Place hands on thighs or in front of body as shown in Figure 1 below. Slowly lift one leg straight out behind you while keeping other knee bent (Figure 2). Hold for 10 seconds and then switch legs, raising opposite arm as well – this will stretch chest muscles on opposite sides of body (Figure 3). Repeat 5 times per side.*
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As with any physical activity, swimming is a complex sport requiring a variety of training methods. The most effective aerobic swimming sets involve a combination of distance and intensity. However, you should be aware of the importance of proper technique and recovery in between sets. For optimal results, you should also perform a full set of intervals and warm-ups, as these will improve your performance. Listed below are some tips on how to plan and execute your aerobic swimming sets.
One of the most important techniques for swimming is to use directional questioning. You can use this technique to guide the swimmers’ workouts, helping them achieve a specific goal. This type of questioning is most effective during the mid-set break. When a swimmer starts to feel stiffness, he or she should rest or modify the length of time between repetitions. It also gives the swimmers time to identify problem … Read more ... “How to Plan and Execute Aerobic Swimming Sets”
A fitness age is usually lower than your actual age, and you can get fitter by exercising regularly. It is important to understand the role of intensity in increasing your fitness level. The more intense you exercise, the younger you will look and feel. If you feel like you have reached the peak of your fitness level, you may want to begin a more intense exercise program. A good way to determine when you are a good fitness age is to measure your VO2 max. The VO2 max will tell you how much exercise you need to do to achieve your fitness goals.
VO2 max is a good measure of fitness age
For people who train hard and want to see ongoing improvement in their fitness, VO2 max may be a useful metric. When the heart pumps oxygenated red blood cells to muscle tissue, they use oxygen to perform their … Read more ... “What is a Good Fitness Age?”