If you’re new to the world of exercise, you might be wondering how you can get the most out of your workout. We want to make sure you know about these three tips that’ll transform the day-to-day life of someone who is looking to get in shape:
Cycling – Whether you bike during the day or run on the weekends, cycling can be one of the best ways to burn fat. In an interview with Women’s Health, the National Center for Health Statistic reported that more than 42 percent of Americans, or more than 60 million people, cycle at least some of the time. It’s a great way to stay in shape or even get into shape.
Stair climbing is one of just a handful of exercises that really can burn fat. According to research from Harvard Medical School, when we climb stairs, we get more than twice as many calories burned as if we did just light brisk walking. For beginners and those who are looking to get in shape, all you need is a flight of steps.
According to a study from the University of Texas at Austin, runners may burn about 1,300 more calories compared to biking. That may not sound like much but it definitely adds up if you’re exercising daily. This is a great exercise that can be done indoors (treadmill) as well as outdoors. Running outside is a great motivation especially if you start, or join a group.
Know your limits
This is the most important tip. Knowing your current physical condition is crucial to making sure you’re not overdoing it. You still have to be honest with yourself. As you build more muscle, you might notice your body telling you to take it easy. You just need to figure out your own limits rather than over-do it and stopping altogether.
Build endurance through exercise
By all means, you should always try to maximize your workout time. But if you’re like most people who don’t spend the majority of their time in the gym, don’t think endurance is a luxury. In fact, the majority of people who work out are at high levels of fitness and therefore they can perform at a high level. The more you exercise, the more this will increase for you. So don’t try to better the next person. Just maintain your own pace. Like most things in life, it takes practice.
Learn how to breathe properly
Breathing correctly helps increase blood flow to the body, which makes exercise more effective. When you’re in a state of hyperventilation (exhaling very quickly and heavily), it’s hard to work out at 100% effort, but it might be possible when you just take it slow first.
So, what’s stopping you? Don’t look for excuses, exercise can be from as little as 30 minutes a day and can dramatically transform your life and wellbeing.