Friday, June 15, 2012 Posted by nailis suroidah at 11:30 AM
When it comes to health and fitness training time is always an issue. Some of us are busy, some of us are very busy, and some of us are so busy we don’t even know which way is up. Sound familiar? If you are the kind of person who is on the go the minute the alarm rings in the morning to the minute your head hits the pillow at night this article is for you. If you have kids who eat up all your time and you dream of a little time to yourself, this article is for you. If you want desperately to get fit but other commitments are making it next to impossible this article is for you. Here’s the good news, getting fit doesn’t take that much time. You need to address two areas in your life; exercise and diet. In fact, if you are stuck for time to workout, the diet portion is going to have more of a drastic effect on your fitness. Think about it, if you don’t have time to burn the calories then you need to cut them from your diet. Wait a minute! You are probably thinking to yourself that food is one of the only sources of pleasure in your busy day. I agree with you, it should be. Eating well better darn well also be delicious. If it isn’t then you are doomed to fail your diet. So understand what I am saying, you will eat well but you must also enjoy your food. I am not talking about a radical starvation diet or diet extremes where you avoid carbs or fats at all costs. Your diet should be well-balanced. Here are a few golden rules for dieting: 1. Drink 2 to 3 litres of water a day 2. Avoid processed foods 3. Avoid foods with refined sugar Here’s a last tip, if you are the type who eats a lot of fast food because you are so busy, just make better choices. Order water instead of pop with your meal. Have a salad instead of fries with your burger or sandwich. Have honey instead of sugar in your coffee. All these small choices made day after day will add up in the long run. Think about it, maybe you have been putting on 5 to 10 pounds a year for a few years. Not a lot of weight over the course of a year. This slow addition of fat has been because of all these small choices. So you don’t have to make big changes to reverse this weight gain. As for a fitness routine do one set of the following as you roll out of bed in the morning and just before you go to bed at night: 1. Push ups 2. Lunges (Take a long stride of a stance and do 1 set each for side) 3. Crunches (Remember to hold your hands by your ears, not inter-laced behind your head – don’t pull on your neck while you do these) 4. IF YOU ARE FEELING AMBITIOUS – Chin ups ( you can get a chin up bar that installs in a door frame for around $20 from most sports stores) If you follow a simple fitness routine like the one outlined above you will definitely get strong. This will result in a sleek and shapely physique. As you lose weight and shed fat you will reveal this new toned body. Fitness workout programs don’t have to be a one or two hour ordeal. It can be and short and sweet if that is all you have time to do. What is important is that you do something to keep your body strong and performing well. One day at some point in the future you just may have more free time to join a gym or a running club or whatever you like to do. When that day comes you will be ready for it because this little fitness exercise plan and simple diet has kept you fit.