• Follow Us: 

Principles of Exercise: How to Get the Best Fitness Results

  By posted Aug 17th 2012
Diet & Fitness

Step out of your body’s comfort zone



For an activity to count as exercise, it needs to be something that works your body and mind beyond what is comfortable. So if walking is effortless and doesn’t challenge you, then it’s time to try something new. How one can tell what’s comfortable and what isn’t is as simple as just asking yourself how hard you pushed yourself to complete a task.

Did you read an entire article on Jennifer Aniston’s love life while peddling away at the stationary bike? If the answer is yes, and ‘I always read while peddling at a comfortable pace,’ then it’s time you increased speed or resistance. A good workout session should leave you feeling stronger, capable and a little exhausted (albeit in a good way).

Progress is what we’re talking about. As Warren Rosenberg puts it: “As your body improves over time in response to exercise, the exercise load must be progressively increased to generate additional improvement -- the principle of progression.”


 

 

Food Facts

Why You Should Stop Counting Calories

It is a good idea to be aware of approximately how many calories you are consuming each...

 Read More»

 

Sex Talk

15 Things That Are Killing Your Sex Drive

Having a healthy sex life is a great way to stay fit, happy and connected with your...

 Read More»

 

Skincare

5 Essential Tips for Radiant and Glowing Skin

Everyone is in search of a secret product for glowing skin. But what they fail to...

 Read More»

 

in focus

Festive Feature

 

editor's pick

most popular

ACROSS THE NET