Great Ideas About Fitness!

Great Ideas About Fitness!

There are lots of people out there who want to train their bodies for better health and/or better looks. Fitness is extremely important. If you are in top condition, your lifestyle can be one that is more vigorous, enjoyable and far healthier. If you want to maintain your good health or improve not-so-good health, this article is for you.

Put together a workout routine that you enjoy enough to stick to. You will anticipate your workouts since they are fun for you.

One way to incorporate fitness into your life is to begin a garden. Gardens aren’t a joke, they require a lot of effort and labor. Weeding, digging, and being on your knees working the soil is required for a good garden. When you are looking for a non-traditional exercise that gets you outdoors, you can do worse than garden.

The goal that you create for your fitness program can be a very effective tool in motivation. This helps you focus on conquering difficult things instead of stressing over them. Having goals give you something to work towards.

Set a schedule for exercise if you don’t work out regularly or avoid it altogether. Set a number of days during the week that you will work out, and stick to that number. If you have an emergency that prevents you from working out one day, schedule another day to make up for it, and make sure you don’t miss it.

Make sure that any shoes you plan on working out in are a good fit. Try to purchase shoes later in the day after your feet have had a chance to spread. When trying shoes on, make sure you can feel a half-inch between your big toe and the end of the shoe. To ensure you have the proper fit, you should make sure that you can move your toes freely.

Exercise daily, even on the weekends. The weekends are not a time to get lazy and eat unhealthy. However, you should be focused on weight loss every day of the week. Don’t hurt all of your efforts by splurging on the weekends, you will never reach your fitness goals if you do this.

Fitness has many physical and mental benefits. Regular exercise also has the added benefit of an increase in your sense of well-being anit promotes good emotional healthEuphoria is caused when you work out because it releases your endorphins. You will look better and feel better. This helps to build self-esteem and confidence. So in a sense, you are just a few workouts away from happiness.

Running, while beneficial, can harm your body over time. To avert the damage, lessen your running routine every six weeks, spending one week running half of your regular mileage. By decreasing your workout, you allow your body to rest and replenish itself. This will help to prevent permanent damage caused by overdoing it.

Get the most out of your workouts by making them more “dense.” More exercising in a short period of time helps weight loss. Make these exercises “denser” by decreasing your breaks between intervals or eliminating them altogether between sets. You will shed more pounds this way.

You should gently exercise any muscles recovering from a workout. This can be accomplished by targeting the tired muscles with a less intense version of your targeted routine.

Divide you run into three separate parts. Start slowly, working up to your normal pace. When you get to the third part, run faster than your normal pace. You can improve your general running endurance and the amount of ground you can cover with this strategy.

Make sure you don’t work yourself too hard during exercise. One good thing to do is to keep track of what your pulse is each morning after working out.

One effective fitness tip is to simply go walking with your dog. Your dog loves walks and there is little chance he will not want to join you daily. Begin slowly. Circle 1 or 2 blocks and work your way up from there. Having a workout partner is just 1 of the perks of owning a dog.

Get chores done and get exercise in by working on your yard. Doing the yard work that needs to be done allows you the opportunity to move around. It’s a great way to kill two birds with one stone. One day of yard work per week can provide a significant amount of exercise to your weekly total. Including yard work as an alternative to your everyday workout, you will keep yourself motivated by doing something different from your regular exercise routine and improve the look of your landscape.

As stated earlier, eating well and exercising will help you live long and stay healthy. You should never think great health is guaranteed to always be there. Use what you’ve learned and apply it. Soon, you will be one step closer to better fitness and overall health.

Christy Toledo

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My accident happened on February 5th, 2012 after my bartending shift at the Blue Martini in Orlando, FL late one night. I was driving on my way to a friend’s house in Tampa, FL who I was temporarily staying with at the time. I was told that my car veered off the interstate and flipped five times, my body was found 50 feet from it. I’ve tried very hard to discover how my body made it that distance from the car, and who found me, but I still don’t know. The accident report didn’t say much. I received a phone call from a sergeant eventually who told me I was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center unconscious when my trach and feeding tube were implanted, but they didn’t expect me to make it. I was in a coma for five to six weeks after my car accident. I woke up with a traumatic brain injury, liver laceration, lung confusion, subluxation to my neck, amnesia, epilepsy, a fractured lumbar spine, and a fractured pelvis with pins implanted. The pins were removed a few months later. Talk about a painful surgery. Healing is an ongoing process, but for me there are some specific things that have helped along the way: Keeping track of everything to care for my daily hygiene. Listing these things with a dry erase marker on my bathroom mirror used to help. Recognizing what I’m not supposed to say. Deciding what TO SAY, what NOT TO SAY, and WHEN to say WHAT. Isn’t easy to do and I still haven’t mastered it. There are things I’m supposed to talk only to certain people about, and some things I should keep to myself. When I’m being upfront and honest with someone, I can’t assume whatever I’m saying or doing is right, just because in my head, being truthful is “the way I’m supposed to be”. Believe it or not, oddly enough, that isn’t always the case! Learning how to RECOGNIZE which is which is vital. Don’t believe what everyone says. Do your own research. Discover your own truth. Know who I can talk to with the confidence that I'll be given honest feedback from them. What prescriptions must I take daily, how many times a day, how many pills in each dosage, and how to stay on a schedule with my doctors so I don’t run out of my medications. How to keep myself on track. I try and find simple ways to include all things I need to do, my appointments, yoga classes, homework, social life, fitness, etc. Figuring out the most effective ways that can progressively help manage my pain. A therapist is a must have. Someone I can tell everything to and have it kept confidential. I must constantly fight hard to make each of my days better. That’s the way it is. Accept it, don’t give up, and keep going. YouTube and the Word synonym tool are necessities I can’t live without. Keep the alcohol to a MINIMUM. If any, but not drinking AT ALL is the best-case scenario-by a long shot. I’ve been working on how to stop talking out loud as much while being overwhelmingly passionate about things. For me, moving forward is about resilience. Why? I’ve learned that being resilient to words people say about, to, and against me have subconsciously built up an ulterior strength within me. This strength is like a shield that gives me the power to just keep going. To be resilient means to keep moving forward despite having the odds stacked against me. Just to keep it moving and continue giving my all every single day, gripping onto the hope it’ll all make perfect sense at some point. How the next day and the day after that aren’t going to feel the same. Resilience has aided me in finding somewhere I can fit in, and enjoy what I’m doing. Also, being resilient in my situation has created the ability for me to have a positive impact on others. I'm not depressed anymore. I’m quite happy with myself at this point. Now don’t get me wrong, I still have a long list of goals I’m going to achieve, or die trying. Haha, that’s the fight in me talking out loud. Resilience has abetted me in accepting the new Christy you could say. Vinyasa yoga has helped improve my pain and flexibility a lot. I’m sure my sanity too. I haven’t tried much meditation yet, but I plan to, although I tried a breathing exercise on Kevin’s Instagram last night and loved it! I want to get good at it. I don’t know why, but when I start feeling fatigued or when I just want to write my mind on paper, sitting by the ocean really helps calm me. I think I’m a bit hyperactive, but I’ve noticed when I wake up and go straight to the gym, get on the treadmill at 3.4 speed and just go for an hour. It really helps motivate me about my day and somehow makes it easier for me to fall asleep when I hop into bed. I also take part in Vinyasa yoga, instructed by Di, only 2 times a week hosted at Suncoast Fitness in St. Petersburg, FL. It has helped build my strength, improve my flexibility, and ease my thoughts to a noticeable degree. As I move forward in this journey and look to the future, I’m planning on one day starting a YouTube channel and raising money to develop an app for TBI survivors. Like a life coach in a sense, and hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to teach survivors how to use it, or make it very simple and self-explanatory. It would also be nice to make hospitals aware of the app one day so they'll be able to reference it and help others who have been affected by brain injury. Lots of love, Christy Toledo Donate To My GoFundMe Project! https://www.gofundme.com/giving-her-all #SharingIsCaring

One thought on “Great Ideas About Fitness!”

  1. Lots of great information here, especially since I'm in need of improving my physical health after a large life change at the end of 2016. Keep up the good work and never stop giving it your all!

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