It’s the New Year and you have made it your mission to get back into shape and just get healthy. You are not looking for a hard-core workout plan, but looking for a plan that will allow you to improve your overall health and well-being.
Physical activity is important for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight and improving your health. Due to the necessity of physical activity, it is important to understand the basics of fitness and how you can get a complete workout so your body can optimally perform everyday tasks.
Here is a quick guide for how much and of what exercises you need every week for a healthy life.
When you are working out for ultimate health, it is important to get a total body workout, to make sure your body stays a well oiled machine! Watch this video for the healthy workout plan:
Aim for 30 minutes of cardio per day and be sure to change it up so you don’t get bored! Try different exercises such as swimming, playing sports, running, walking, dancing, biking, or hiking.
Do strength training exercises 2-3 times per week with a one day rest in between. Be sure to hit all the different muscle groups such as abs, legs, arms, chest, back, and shoulders.
Balance training only requires a couple minutes of day of practice. You could also try doing a little tai chi which can be fun!
Stretching or flexibility training should be done at least twice a week and this can include just plain stretches or participating in a yoga class.
Core training can be done 2-3 times per week using a stability ball, benderball, pilates, or just plain crunches.
By getting a total body workout each week, you can achieve total body health. Don’t get overwhelmed, just keep working towards it and you can do great! Physical activity should be fun and a way of life, not a quick fix for losing weight. Find something you enjoy and get healthy.
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