How Quickly Can You Get Fit After Years of Inactivity?

How Quickly Can You Get Fit After Years of Inactivity?

The short answer is “It depends!” because how fast you get into shape is directly relevant to your present physical condition and how fast your body reacts to physical conditioning.  For example, someone 10 pounds overweight, but with no physical limitations, will get in shape a lot faster than someone 50 pounds overweight with Type…

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How Many Days Off Should You Have From Exercise?

How Many Days Off Should You Have From Exercise?

If your fitness goal is building or toning muscle, you can actually benefit from taking some time off from exercising. Why? Because muscle repairs, tones and builds itself during your recovery period (the time between your workouts) and not during your workouts themselves.     So from a weekly standpoint, you should take at least…

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How Long Does It Take to Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

Reach Peak Physical Fitness

Before you can reach your peak physical fitness, you have to define what peak is for you; it won’t be the same for everyone. For you, it may be reaching a professional level in a sport, such as getting on the Olympic swim team, or finishing a marathon, or winning a powerlifting competition. Or it…

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How HIIT Could Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

How HIIT Could Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a fairly new concept where you perform an exercise at a very high intensity for a short duration of time and then switch to a lower intensity for a longer period of time. You keep up this cycle until you reach your total training time goal – usually 15…

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How Exercise Can Help You Look and Feel Younger

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It’s been proven many times over that exercising can help you look and feel younger, but exactly what kind of exercises should you be doing? Broken down into two broad categories, it should be a mix of cardio and strength training.     Doing anything that raises your heart rate qualifies as cardio training. So…

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How Do You Know If You’re Unfit?

Are-you-Unfit

There are tests you can take that depending on the results, can be indicators if you are unfit or not. Specifically they include: Body Mass Index Heart Recovery Rate Resting Heart Rate Cardiovascular Strength     BMI is a comparison of body weight to height. Both are factored into a formula to come up with…

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Hate Exercising? Here Are 5 Ideas to Turn Your Mindset Around

Hate Exercising? Here Are 5 Ideas to Turn Your Mindset Around

Regular exercise has so many health benefits associated with it, more people should do it. Reduced risk of cancers, longer life span, lower blood pressure and an enhanced mood are just a few of its benefits. But if your mindset on exercising is it should be something you do instead of something you want and…

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Can You Get A Good Workout in 30 Minutes?

The answer is yes, but you have to exercise smart. Your training time has to be carefully orchestrated so you use every minute effectively. Training should consist of a mix of both cardio and resistance training. Here’s how.   Warm up your large lower body muscle groups by jogging a mile to the gym. Once…

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At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Women Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

The point at which women peak physical performance-wise is not all that different than men – late 20’s to early 30’s. After their peak however, certain physiological changes will begin to occur.     As you grow older, maintaining flexibility is a challenge. Typically you’ll lose 3 to 4 inches in the standard sit and…

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At What Age Do Men Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

At What Age Do Men Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

Under normal circumstances, men tend to reach their peak physical condition in their late 20’s to early 30’s. However as men age, they start to see a decline in the following areas:     Generally you will have your maximum amount of muscle mass by age 30. Barring any serious injuries or diseases, you can…

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