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How To Keep Fit

Ideas On Keeping Fit

Staying in shape is a battle all in itself.  Sometimes when we reach our fitness goals, we feel accomplished and like we’ve reached the top of the mountain.  In all honesty, this is only the beginning of our journey.  You have to take the time to plan out how you are going to maintain the nice body you have worked so hard for.

The first thing you need to keep in mind is that work out routines for women and men are not the same.  You have to tailor your workouts according to your physique and body type.  There are certain exercises and weights that are better suited for men and some that are better for women.  Men tend to lift heavier weight and perform more dynamic exercises.  Women tend to stick to lighter weights with exercises that are not as intense.

Another thing you have to consider is if your goals are losing weight or toning your muscles.  Even though it may seem that both goals entail the same types of work outs, they don’t.  When you’re goal is to lose weight, you have to put more emphasis on cardiovascular training like running, biking, and aerobics.  When you are already slim and just want to tone up your muscles, your focus should be more on free weights and less on cardiovascular training.

Lastly, you’ll want to think about your diet.  What you eat everyday has a huge impact on your body.  For example, if you’re trying to burn fat, then eating things like carbs, fat, and red meats are not such a good idea.  It’s better to stick to fresh fruits and vegetables.  However, if you’re trying to pack on a bit of muscle mass, then eating complex carbs and red meat would be a good idea.  Red meat contains protein which is essential for more muscle growth.  Eating complex carbs gives you more energy for your workouts.

There are many other factors to consider, but these are the fundamental ones.  These ideas I just went over will be your foundation for maintaining that lovely body you’ve worked for.  Just remember that as long as you stay on your daily routine, you will never go wrong.  After all, it would be a shame to let all the hard work you’ve done to get where you want to be go to waste.  So stay motivated and keep reaching for the stars.

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