Then ask yourself the following questions to develop an exercise program specifically designed to meet your needs and preferences.Page contents
- an introduction
- Fitness level
- Are you experiencing problems?
- What are your goals?
- What are your favorite activities?
- What can you afford?
- Get ready, and go
Today there has been a proliferation of fitness programs , from yoga to Pilates to micro-platform aerobics and strength training; Whether it is at home or in the gym. What kind of these sports programs suit you? Ask yourself the following questions to answer this question.Volume 0%
What is your current fitness level?
It is possible that you are aware of your fitness level. Also, assessing and recording baseline fitness scores can help you set fitness goals and gauge your progress. To assess your level of physical and muscular fitness, flexibility and body composition, consider recording the following:
- Your pulse rate immediately before and immediately after walking 1 mile (1.6 km)
- How long does it take to walk one mile
- How many pressures can you count at one time
- How far can you extend your arms forward while seated on the ground with your legs extended forward
- The waist circumference is at the level of the hip bones
Do you suffer from health problems?
If you are 50 years old or more, or you do not exercise for a certain period, or you suffer from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, it is best to consult a doctor before starting an exercise program.
It’s also helpful to keep in mind that as you get older, imbalance, lack of flexibility in the tendons and other factors may affect your ability to exercise. Injuries are also frequent, and recovery from them will take longer. But all of this does not mean that you should not exercise or that you will not benefit from it. Just make sure to consult with your doctor or exercise therapist about how to develop a program that suits your circumstances.
What are your goals?
With your level of fitness in mind, think about why you started a fitness program. Your doctor may have suggested that you start a fitness program to lose weight. If you are already physically active, you may want to upgrade your fitness program to prepare for the 5K race or to prepare for your favorite sport. Of course, setting clear goals can help you stay motivated.
What are your favorite activities?
Then, think about the types of physical activity you prefer most. Finally, bear in mind that a fitness program is not a strenuous thing. You will likely maintain a fitness program that you prefer.
If you like cycling, consider a cycling program. And if you like to move your entire body during exercise, then joining an exercise program that includes moving the entire body would be a good idea. If you are a social person, it may be an outlet for you to join a gym or health club membership. But if you prefer to exercise alone or are frightened of health clubs, it may be better for you to choose exercises that you can do at home.
How can you add variety to your exercise?
Aerobic activities should have good luck among your exercises, and you may also like to include muscle-strengthening activities such as weight-bearing exercise or resistance bands. Combination training, which involves engaging in a variety of different exercises or activities, is a good way to get rid of the boredom of regular exercise. Mixed training also reduces the risk of injury or overuse of just one muscle or joint.
When planning a fitness program, consider alternating activities that focus on different parts of the body. Such as walking, swimming and strength training.
What can you afford?
Ensure that the fitness options match your financial budget. If a gym membership or home gym membership is too straining for your budget, look to cheaper options to maintain your look.
You can devise a daily brisk fitness program and buy hand weights or resistance bands inexpensively. There are many leisure activity centers that offer discounts on fitness classes to locals, and many schools open their own swimming pools to the public for swimming at affordable prices. You can also consider purchasing used sports equipment. Or share the cost with a friend.
Get ready, and go
Now that you think carefully about what you love and dislike and the pros and cons of many types of fitness. It is time to start your exercise program. Start slowly and build up gradually.
For most adults who are in good health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends:
- Aerobic exercise: Aim for at least 150 minutes a week for moderate aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes a week for vigorous aerobic exercise . You can also combine moderate and vigorous exercises. The instructions say that these exercises should be spread out over the whole week.
- Strength training: It is recommended to do strength training exercises at least twice a week. The instructions do not contain a certain amount of time for each session of strength training.
Remember, every exercise you do raises you up the ladder to reach the fitness goals you want to achieve. If you feel bored or unattractive to your fitness program, you should try something new. Reassess your fitness level and set yourself new goals. what is the result? Better fitness and a healthy future.