Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fitness Attire

You have made the right choice when you decided to start an exercise program. That will carry you a long way toward good health. Its a great beginning, because you will have all the rewards from exercising. There are two things you should have before starting your fitness program: They are, proper attire and the right kind of fitness shoes.

Proper attire means to dress appropiately for the occasion. In this case it means to dress the correct way for fitness. Wearing the right clothes for fitness is very important. You don't have to wear expensive clothing, unless that is your choice. Just remember to wear clothing that is comfortable, like whites or light colors. Cool colored clothing is best, especially in the hot weather.

Its best to wear fabrics that can breathe, like tee shirts, shorts, or jogging pants. Whatever outfit you choose to wear, make sure your attire is not tight. Tight clothing is very uncomfortable, and makes for a tedious workout. On the other hand, loose fitting clothing helps you to move more easily, and that makes for a very enjoyable workout.

For your shoes, the best workout shoes offer support, balance and shock absorbtion. Support provides cushioning for almost every kind of workout activity. Balance in a fitness shoe has stability, and shock absorbtion helps  the ball and heel of the foot.  For whatever shoe you wear, remember its very important that your shoes support your feet.

If it is hot and humid where you are, don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. Learn more about dressing appropiately for fitness, visit

Monday, August 2, 2010

Facts About Fitness

Fitness is getting your life, mind, body and soul in better condition. By eating the right kinds of foods and exercise, is an excellent beginning. Aerobic exercise helps your body tolerate any activity you might want to do. It helps your heart, blood vessels, and lungs work more better. Aerobic exercises are those in which your muscles use oxygen to function. It also make you breathe faster, sweat, and feel your heart pound.

If you know what you want out of exercising, and you are interested in aerobics, that can keep you motivated. Your workout should include three steps:

  • Five minutes of warm-ups
  • Twenty minutes of exercising
  • Five minutes to cool down
Some people may ask, why warm-ups? Warm-ups exercising is very important for any fitness program. Even if you are not in a fitness program, and you are maybe doing exercising on your own, it is still a good
 ideal to do warm-ups. The importance of warm-up routines should not be underestimated. especially when it comes to prevention of injury. Warm-ups main purpose is to prepare your body for activity or exercise.

One of the ways your body and mind accomplish this is by increasing the body's temperature. Also, increasing the body's muscle temperature, it helps to make the muscles loose and supple. Now you are ready for your routine. After your twenty minutes of workouts, it is now time for cool downs. What is cool downs? Cool downs is returning your body back to its normal state. Cool downs after exercising is just as important as warm-ups are before exercising. It reduces the risk of injury to your body.

Cooling down helps the heart rate and breathing to return to normal. It also helps to prevent dizziness and unnecessary pain. You are probably hungry right now from all that activity. It is now time to re-fuel your body with nutrition. It is just as important to eat before and after exercise so your body want be lacking in nourishment Water, minerals, and carbohydrates are all needed. If you would like to learn more about fitness please visit

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Benefits to Exercise

Exercising has so many benefits, overall you can't lose. Did you know exercise is a good stress reliever? Studies have found that simple walking can relieve a lot of stress. Walking is not only a good  stress reliever, but so is exercise in general. But before starting any sort of exercise routine, check with your doctor to make sure all is well. Walking is one of the simplest ways to be active. You can walk almost anywhere anytime. There are lots of reasons to walk.

  • It gives you more energy
  • Tones your muscles
  • Strengthens your bones and muscles
  • Lowers your risks of diseases, like hearth disease and type2 diabetes
Experts say to walk thirty minutes of moderate physical activity on most if not all days of the week, If you can't do thirty minutes at a time, try walking for less amounts of time, and gradually work your way up to thirty minutes. You will find that walking not only helps you to feel better, it also helps you to sleep better. The right diet and exercise are the two components you need to stay healthy and fit.

I know there are lot of reasons why some of us don't exercise, but it is about as many reasons why we should and about the same amount of reasons why we don't, so I think it evens itself out. Why should we exercise? To stay healthy, to have long life, and certainly to have less health problems, especially with healthcare the way it is these days. I found that there are an estimated 250,000 deaths each year, because of lack of activity. Wow! I mean that is a lot of deaths, simply because of  lack of activity.

 If you can take time out of your busy schedule, just for yourself, I think you will enjoy some sort of activity for thirty minutes, two to three times a week. You will see in the end, it will be worth it. Our bodies are made to move, walk, run. So get going!  If you would like to learn more about walking or to start a walking program, visit

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Healthy Eating and Exercise

Eating a  healthy diet and exercising go hand in hand. Its better in the long run, even if you are on the go all of the time. Foods rich with vitamins and minerals, help to keep your body properly nurise. When planning meals, keep in mind the right types of foods you should be eating and the right amount, this will help you to stay on a balance diet. Whole grain foods give you the nutrition your body needs to stay healthy. The fiber in whole grains makes you feel full so there is less chance of you getting hungry too soon. Also it helps your food digest more easier.

Some foods that have fiber are breads, fruits, and vegetables. Fiber helps to fight disease, lowers your blood pressure, and improves your mood. Oatmeal is a grain food, it may help to reduce cholesterol.. The soluble fiber in oatmeal slows down the disgestion of starch, so it may help diabectics, because you aviod the rise in blood sugar levels. Oatmeal has many nutrients, such as vitamin c, xinc, selenium, copper, iron and magnesium.

There are lots of advantages to eating the right kinds of foods and exercising, one is you will become more healthier, more energetic, and you will be able to sleep better. Sometimes its hard to stay on a diet thats good for you, but if you start slowly changing the way you eat, you will be able to eat more of the foods that are good for you.

Note: We are having lots of hot humid weather here in Arkansas, don't forget to stay hydrated, that way you want feel faint after activities. If you will like to learn more about healthy eating and exercise visit this site:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Exercise Tips

You can plan time in your day for exercising, find a place where you are comfortable exercising, maybe a gym or a place in your home, think about what your goals are as far as exercising goes. How do you want to look? Setting goals work great for some people, If you are low in motivation, find a partner who will exercise with you, and you can motivate each other.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Exercise is Important

Exercise is important for your life and well being. Your health will be improved, simply by doing some sort of activity everyday. Not moving around getting some exercise, is bad for your health. Exercising with weights or any other forms of resistance training helps to form your muscles, and bone. You not only will look better, you will feel better too.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Weight Loss

Weight loss can occur with exercise and the right diet. Healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and proteins combined with exercise, is a smart way to control your weight. Exercise helps you to feel more confident about how you look, so stay motivated!