Fitness and Weight Management
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously, and is rhythmic in nature."
Stretching and Balance Exercises
Exercises to improve your flexibility and balance are an important part of a beneficial fitness plan.
Experts Recommendation for Fitness
Experts recommend that every week you do one of the following:
1. Two and one half hours of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity throughout the week. (Examples are walking briskly, badminton, cycling, and gardening)
2. One hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity. (Examples are race walking, jogging, running, single tennis, and aerobics.)
Behavior Changes to Help Lose Weight
People who lose weight gradually and steadily are more successful in maintaining the weight. Healthy weight loss is an ongoing lifestyle which includes long term changes in eating habits and exercise habits.
Home Exercise Equipment
It is not necessary that exercises have to be only done at the gym. You can work out in the comfort of your own home. You can get a good work out doing push ups, chin ups, squats, lunges, sit ups by using your own body weight as resistance. You can also invest in the home exercise equipments to improve your strength and aerobic capacity.
Here are some definition of words and phrases used in connection with fitness.
Beginning a Fitness Program
Beginning a fitness program is one of the best things you can do for your health.
Lose weight the common sense way
These days it seems like almost everyone wants to lose weight. Most people will admit that at one point or the other they have tried to lose weight. There is no full-proof method that will guarantee success, but there are some broad principles that can increase the likelihood of success considerably.
Stay healthy at any age
Healthy means an absence of disease for many of us. How many of us connect to this popular notion? – ‘I am healthy because I haven’t visited a doctor since months’.