Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Workout Plans for Specific Sports

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Maybe you’re playing a fun pick-up game of basketball on Saturday mornings, or your church has started a softball team, whatever it is, you should consider finding some workout plans that fits your activity. When I first started playing golf, I had a friend tell me I needed to work on my “muscle memory” if I was ever going to improve my game.  I had no idea what muscle memory was and I didn’t even think about the physical requirements of golf.

There a lot of reasons you’ll want to engage in a workout routine for your favorite sport, but the most important is your own person safety.  Whether you just started or you’ve been playing a long time, you not only need to make sure you have the strength to compete, you want to make sure you’re not asking your body to do something it’s not used to doing.  Even playing golf puts a tremendous amount of strain on certain parts of your body.  You need to work those specific areas and make sure you’re including a good amount of stretching with every workout.

You also want to make sure you’re heart can handle the cardiovascular strains you’re going to put on it.  Again, even golf or walking each night is going to increase your heart rate and put a little extra stress on you.  If you’re a little overweight, I suggest you dig up some quality weight loss tips, drop a few pounds and give your heart a break.  Whether we like it or not, when we’re overweight, we put more strain on our heart than it was designed to endure.

Optimum performance is the a huge benefit of any sports specific workout plan, but it’s not the biggest benefit in my book.  When you step out on the court, course or field, you probably have another group of people who are depending on you to be able to do your best.  Even if you’re playing a one of one sport such as golf, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be the best you can possible be and give everything you’ve got.  It may sound like more work right now, but once the game is over, you’ll find you were able to enjoy it a lot more than you did before.

So, take the time to find the right exercises for your sport and start to incorporate them into your existing workout or if you’re not working out, let this be the reason you start.  Getting in shape, having fun with friends, living a little longer, and playing at your peak performance makes life better.

As always, before you engage in any type of physical training program, make sure you’ve consulted your physician to clear you of any unknown issues.

Maintaining Your Physical Condition

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Regular workout routines are recommended; they need to be part of the daily program of activities. Begin in a slow pace and doctor check up is necessary, especially for people who have not practiced physical activity for a long time or for those with heart problems.

Regular physical activity during the day causes burning calories and maintaining weight. Minor activities are indicated, like climbing stairs or walking longer distances than usual. Try cycling at least once a week. You can count the number of steps that you take while walking with a device called a pedometer, which you can buy at sporting goods stores.

Exercises in a structured manner can be made in a fitness club. Choose an activity that is pleasant and it is recommended that these activities vary so that boredom does not appear (aerobics 3 times a week, a walk with a friend, or lifting weights in successive days, is an example program varied). Sports like volleyball, basketball, swimming, cycling are indicates. Also some awesome workout music does a very good job at driving away boredom.


The overall benefit of physical activity is to improve health condition in general and the possibility of certain activities for a longer period of time (playing with children, dancing, walking).

Experts have demonstrated on several occasions that fitness is a measure of health. A survey conducted on 25000 volunteers has shown that physical activity is more important than weight. People who were overweight but had a good physical condition had a lower risk of mortality than people of normal weight but sedentary.

Physical condition improves health status and reduces the risk of disease.

The benefits of exercises for flexibility

As flexibility is better developed, you could perform tasks that were harder to make before weight loss (from taking a book from a higher shelf, to tying your shoes). It also improves balance.

The more you move the better you will feel and the more mobile your body will become. If it has been awhile since you have done any meaningful exercise it may take some time before you experience the benefits, but you body will eventually adapt to the increased workout regimen.

Ways to add Exercise and Weight Loss to Your Life

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

We spend so much time going mad trying to figure out how to get our daily workout in, and it’s not even something we look forward to in a day.  Day by day we slave ourselves to exercise and weight loss, not really getting the most out of our efforts and certainly not enjoying the experience.  Here are some really neat ways to not just get some exercise, but change our whole lives as well.

Fun Things for the Whole Family to Try

Let’s face it, America as a whole is getting heavier.  This is a fact for children today as much as it is for adults, so why not get the whole family out and about.  Go to the water slide park in the summer, do tons of camping, go skiing, or try out horseback riding.  These are things the whole family can do, and will enjoy the heck out of doing them all together.  Hiking is kind of boring to me, but I do enjoy hunting and let me tell you, gutting any deer or elk you manage to bag is plenty of exercise for anyone, and should you not manage to find anything, you did hoof it all over giving it your best go.  In any event, for your children, you are setting them up for a lifetime of healthy living and also providing them with an abundance of fond memories which they can pass on to their children some day.  Getting kids to turn off the Nintendo and play outside is a whole lot easier if you don’t give them the option in the first place, and I take my nephews and just make them go.  It is easier by far when they are younger, but even still you are the boss, just make them go.  Even sour teenagers can have a good time riding horses or playing ultimate Frisbee. Find things that the family enjoys, we do kendo class with our friends (seriously, those little kids are lethal with a wooden sword!) and it is not only great exercise but a wonderful chance to relax and see our friends.  Spending all your time holed up at your computer is simply avoiding exercise and weight loss, and you are passing on those bad habits to your kids make no bones about it, so get off your tuck and go outside!

This is the best method to lose weight

Friday, February 5th, 2010

In the market you can find hundred’s of methods, products, diets that can help you lose weight. Many people have difficulties in selecting a solution that is appropriate for them. In the majority of the cases they select a weight loss product that brought good results for a friend believing that it can produce the same good results for them. Well, this is the wrong approach in losing weight. The best method to lose weight for you is a product or diet that suits your individual needs and matches your character and lifestyle.

A professional nutritionist or dietician can work with you to make out a plan that can satisfy your needs and requirements, but this is costly and some people do not have the spare money or necessary time to do that. In those cases knowing how to identify which weight loss product is suitable for you can save you money and time.

Select a product that describes your weight loss goals better. If for example your goal is to lose weight fast then select a product that does that, if you want to lose belly fat then select a product that is more about losing fat in the belly then losing weight.

The method you choose to lose weight should match your lifestyle. Each person has a different lifestyle and likes to do different things. When you engage into a weight loss product you have to be committed and loyal to the suggested guidelines. In order to be able to do that it has to be something you are able to do and something that will not make you bored. For example if you do not like exercising then you should find a product that helps you lose weight with out exercise.

Be realistic. Even if you want to believe that you can lose all the weight you want in just a few weeks, this is far from truth. Many weight loss products in an effort to make people buy them promise super fast results. In weight loss there are no miracles. It is a process that takes time and has to be done gradually. It is best to stay away from such products and prefer methods that will help you lose weight slowly but healthy.

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