Running is a great way to increase your fitness. It’s good for your brain, heart and lungs. In addition, it builds leaner muscle, and it burns calories. Cardio exercise gets your blood pumping everywhere, including the brain, which helps it to keep operating at peak performance. Running might even help depression as much as prescription drugs do. If you’re running on an incline, it’s best to have your head up, focusing your eyes on the highest point you’re going to reach. This opens up your airway and makes breathing (and running) much easier. Always test padding on a workout bench before you begin, by pressing firmly with your fingers on the cushion. If the wood is easily felt below the padding, you need to choose a different machine. If you work with a machine that doesn’t have enough padding then you can bruise because it isn’t supporting you during your workout. Running with a buddy can provide several benefits. Your running partner can be someone who is in better shape than you, or a friend looking to get into better shape. Not only is a fitter companion able to keep up with you easily, he or she can be a constant inspiration representing the possibilities you can achieve. Your friend will be able to run longer and faster than you can. This will help push you to attain your goals, to run faster and longer than they do, and possibly beat them one day. Volunteering in your community can also be a great way to get a workout. There’s lots of great physical jobs that a volunteer force can do. It will inspire you to do more with your time which includes exerting physical energy.
Squatting with weights is a great all-around exercise. Squats help you attain total body mass by increasing growth hormone in your system temporarily. They also work wonders for your lower back, abdominal muscles, calves, hamstrings and quadriceps.
One easy way to increase your fitness is through yard work. Seasonal yard work is a great way to spend some time outdoors and to get some exercise. It’s an answer to two problems! You can get some needed activity by getting out and working on your outside lawn space weekly. You may forget how long you have been working and get a better body and yard at the same time.