When we are young, fitness comes easily. We play sports or are active in our daily life. But sometime during middle age, our fitness tends to decline. And in our retirement years, we may begin to really pay a price for letting our fitness wane. This doesn’t have to happen. Here are some tips that will help to make your story a happy one of continued fitness throughout life.
A sports bar, eaten 15 minutes before you work out, is an effective way to charge your energy. While it is not a good idea to eat a heavy meal right before working out, a sports bar can give you the same energy that a full meal would and hits your system much faster.
Stretches should be performed before you begin your exercise and afterward to cool the muscle from the intense performance. When stretching, it is best to hold a position for 15 to 30 seconds and try not to bounce during the hold. Bouncing will force the muscle to hit a tendon or body part unnecessarily and may cause injury.
Learn to properly use exercise equipment. This is important because you want to make sure that you get the most out of the machines and that you aren’t wasting your time by using them improperly. If you have access to the manual, briefly read it before using the equipment. If you’re at a gym, a staff member should be available to explain how to use each machine.
We hope these tips on fitness have given you a lot of good ideas. Applied well, this knowledge can help you avoid debilitating conditions later in life or to minimize the conditions that cannot be wholly avoided. Fitness is like holding a rope taut, not letting it go slack. Keeping fit throughout life is its own reward.