Monday, January 25, 2010

Daily Fitness Routine

Many people today sit behind desks or work on computers all day. This type of sedentary lifestyle results in weight gain and a lack of stamina. A regular fitness routine will help keep weight within normal limits while building stronger muscles.

A Daily Fitness Routine will keep you on track when it comes to exercise. The first and most important step is to carve out a time you can commit to every day. Plan to get up a half hour earlier to take a walk or do some stretching exercises.

Plan another half hour of exercise after work. If you don’t have an hour a day for fitness, take the half hour and add simple routines to your everyday work schedule. For instance, take the stairs instead of an elevator, stretch your arms at your desk and as you wait for a copy stand up on your toes and back down again in repetitions. You can always take a brisk walk during your lunch break which will not build your lungs and help your circulation as well as provide mentally alertness and energy to get through the day.

If you are a person that needs friends to workout with or if you need structure you might consider joining a health club or the YMCA. These centers offer a variety of workout equipment, tracks to run on, swimming pools, classes and more.

Fitness habits can be developed by making a regular commitment to an active lifestyle. It may be hard at first, if you quit you will not benefit but if you push yourself it will soon become as natural as brushing your teeth every day.
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