How to Improve Physical Fitness

Everybody wants to be healthy and physically fit. Often times the dream to achieve this is overpowered by the lack of will and the failure to plan. There are times that you try to live a healthy lifestyle but fail. When things don’t work, try again. There are practical steps to get going with that healthy lifestyle.

1) Make a goal. This is easier said than done but goal setting should be the first step. It’s basically listing down realistic goals in terms of fitness. For instance, your general goal would be to improve physical fitness followed by the specifics which would include eating regularly and exercising three times a week. Under the main goals, you can put something concrete like eating only fresh, less sugary, and less fatty food, For the exercise tries to identify those that you can easily do like brisk walking. Try setting a time frame for a goal because without any parameters, you wouldn’t be able to move forward. For these two goals, you can put a time frame of one-month. After a month, you can evaluate your progress. Also ask somebody to keep you accountable. He or she could be a friend or a family member. Through this the plan won’t just slip away without being implemented.

2) Do the essentials. Sometimes basic nutrition is left-behind and we make things complicated. What about eating fruits and vegetables regularly instead of an all-meat meal or fast food? Another thing, don’t forget to drink water. This may be a no-brainer but many forget to keep themselves hydrated. Aside from drinking just plain water, sodas or other unhealthy drinks should be replaced.

3) Exercise Regularly. It’s ideal to do cardiovascular exercises daily and do stretches for other muscle groups in the body. Try doing it at a consistently at least three times as week. While working at the computer try walking every now and then so that the muscles can maintain activities and don’t get atrophied. To make exercising a habit, keep it going strong and steady. You can proceed to doing a daily a 30-minute day workout. Exercising along with proper diet can maintain physical fitness, build muscles, increase endurance and promote good health and well-being.

These are just some of great exercises you can do daily.

O Walking at a brisk pace

O Running

O Biking

O Swimming

O Weights

O Dancing

O Sports

It’s better to exercise late afternoon or at night because this will help you get a night’s good sleep. Doing it in the morning can tire you out easily during the day. However, if this is the only schedule available, you can do exercises that doesn’t wear you out fast such as push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks.