Fitness can automatically make you healthy that is why it’s advisable to at least make a point of working out thrice a week. Keeping fit can involve different types of exercises ranging from swimming, cycling, weight lifting or simply taking up a simple sports that can burn up any excess fat.Many people when referring to fitness would probably relate it to vigorous exercise which may involve things like weight lifting. Fitness can easily be achieved without necessarily exerting force on your bones and joints. The type of fitness that does not necessarily need you to exert force on your bones and joints can simply be described as cardio.Cardio fitness will normally work on the performance of your heart and lungs. Oxygen is vital when undertaking any form of exercise and the heart will normally need to be functioning well for you to perform well. Cardio fitness will help you strengthen your heart which helps in the transportation of oxygen to the muscles.
Cardio fitness is a progressive form of exercise and you will likely need a good instructor to take you through the fitness process. With a good fitness instructor you can be sure to gain fitness effectively. Besides having a good instructor you would need cardio fitness equipment.There is a lot of cardio fitness equipment some of which are common in the gym like treadmills, exercise bikes, steppers. While out of the gym some of the cardio fitness equipment you can find is like the jogging troller, simple skipping ropes, or the normal bicycle. Trampolines can also be referred to as a cardio fitness equipment.Since taking up cardio fitness is not mainly aimed at burning fat you would need to get a machine that builds up your stamina. If you like working out while moving around then taking up cycling would work well, but if you would like working out from a centralised location you can take up the elliptical machine, the rower, or the centralised exercise bike.The treadmill can notably be termed as the most common form of cardio fitness equipment, a machine that has been designed in a way that you are actually running but from a centralised position. While using the treadmill you can tell the distance you have covered either walking, running or jogging.
To make your workout effective you can incline the treadmill for more effects making the workout more challenging. When buying a treadmill there can be a few considerations, your budget can be a factor to consider when choosing the type of treadmill. After stating your budget for a treadmill you would want to first clarify if it’s for commercial use or simply personal. Commercial use treadmills will likely wear out quickly than personal treadmills.Treadmills will come in different sizes and the quality would also be vary, it’s advisable not to go for cheap treadmills since they can prove to be substandard. If the budget wont be an issue you can chose to get an affordable treadmill or a high standard treadmill that would have different work out designs.
Are you one of those people who think that losing weight and keeping fit needs to be done at a rigorous pace and with a totally competitive mindset? Are you struggling with your weight loss program because of this kind of thinking? Are you almost drained of your last ounces of hope that you will ever get fit?If you’re just beginning to start your fitness journey, or even if you’re already going but feeling a bit burnt out, then you might be approaching fitness all wrong. Getting fit shouldn’t make you feel like you’re in a boot camp. It should be enjoyable, and that’s where fitness for fun comes into the picture.A lot of people who are overweight, or have health and fitness issues, may not be suitable for those in-gym workouts that are very rigorous and require a lot of correct technique. In fact the gym is just not an enjoyable experience for some people. Lifestyle, like working in an office setting where you don’t have the opportunity for a lot of physical activity, may have also taken over and quite frankly the hours that are being worked aren’t compatible with long sessions in the gym. The good news is that, there are alternative fitness options readily available.
First off, fitness for fun is an easy way to start getting back in to shape. Just because it’s fun it doesn’t mean that it isn’t working. Alternative fitness activities are far from the dumb bell curls that you normally do at the gym, think pillow fights, sports, rock climbing, hiking and the list goes on and on. I hear you say that doesn’t fitness have to be structured? In my opinion alternative fitness doesn’t have to be structured at all, the further from structured the better, as then it won’t feel like work at all!How do you get back to that fitness for fun mentality? The best place to start is to just remember your younger days. Was there a sport that you enjoyed playing? Did you love to dance back then? Where you a cheerleader once in your life? Why not go back to those activities. Playing a sport that you once loved can be the furthest thing on your mind if your current fitness status is on the downside. However if you just get started you’ll be amazed at the support you will get and that in itself will help you go in the right direction and on the road again to regaining your fitness and health. You’ll also have that super benefit of burning those calories while you play. Remember just to be patient with yourself as you might struggle at first, but you’ll eventually start to feel that you’re getting better at it and before you know it you’ll be back to your old form and shape. It is never too late to take that first step. You could invite your old buddies to play with you as extra incentive and then it’s even more fun as it’s an excuse for a catch up as well, or you can join a local club if none of your buddies are still playing. There are many age clubs around that welcome players with our without experience. I know that for a fact as I’m now at 40 starting to seriously to consider taking up soccer in the local women’s team for the first time in my life to add some more fun into my fitness program.
It’s the same with dancing. When did you last dance? Most women nowadays prefer to join fitness clubs that offer dance classes as part of their fitness for fun programs. There’s a wide variety of dances that you can choose from like belly dancing, pole dancing, and Latin dancing just to name a few. Jazz and Ballroom dancing are also popular choices. This is a great way to learn a new skill and burn those calories at the same time.Other alternative fitness activities would include playing Frisbee at the park, or learning how to swim, cycling, and even hauling logs with your bare hands. Why not? It’s a great way to keep you fit.Anything can be fitness when we just stop thinking of fitness in the traditional sense of the word and open our eyes to all the possibilities around us. The best place to start? Just look through the eyes of a child, don’t take yourself seriously, laugh put a skip in your step and go from there.