Any kind of exercise will help you be healthier, unless it’s just lifting a spoon to your mouth. Getting your body moving is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. If you can’t start a formal exercise program right now, make an attempt to increase your activity by parking further away from the store when you shop, taking the stairs and dancing while doing household chores. Every little bit helps. To reach specific goals, using the services of one of our personal trainers can make reaching that goal faster and easier.
Everyone needs four types of exercise.
You need four basic types of exercise, cardiovascular, flexibility, balance and strength. Every program will include those four types but in varying amounts and intensity. Building strength without building flexibility is a recipe for injury, since the flexibility training improves the range of motion. Most trainers will use exercises that work on several of those things at once, such as functional fitness workouts that may combine strength, cardio and flexibility in one exercise.
Improve the strength of weaker muscle groups.
A personal trainer first identifies your fitness level and any weaker muscle groups. Weak muscle groups can be one reason for injuring the same area repeatedly. If a larger muscle group is too weak, the body compensates and uses a smaller muscle group to do the same job. That causes the large group to remain weak and sometimes get weaker. Many of the movements required of the large muscle group require more strength than the small group should have to perform and often ends in injury. A personal trainer will work with you to build those weaker muscles so your body is working the way it was meant to work.
Burn fat, build endurance or just tone your body.
No matter what your goal, there’s a group of exercises that are perfect to help you achieve it. Even though many of these are used to help clients accomplish different goals the number of reps and intensity will vary based on the clients goal. Knowing not only the various exercises, but the best way of applying them to the client’s goal is the job of a personal trainer and the reason a trainer’s services are invaluable. Trainers also can work with you to improve your performance in almost any sport.
All types of exercise improve your health, but specific types improve specific conditions. Osteoporosis, for instance, responds to strength building and weight bearing exercises.
No matter what type of exercise you get, you’ll be able to lower your blood pressure and control your blood sugar level better when you workout regularly.
Trainers can show you the best type of exercises to help you burn fat rapidly.
Building bulky muscles may be your goal or just toning muscles. A personal trainer has workouts to accomplish both goals.
Dieting doesn’t work. That’s because it always ends and you go back to your old eating habits. Strict dieting can also put your body into starvation mode, which slows the metabolism. You’ll gain weight easier when you end the diet. Instead, eat healthier and more frequently. Smaller more frequent meals can keep the calorie burning ovens on high.
Add fat to your diet.
Not all fat is bad. In fact, some is quite healthy and will help you lose weight. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil and flaxseed oil actually help burn off fat. A study done with rats on an exercise program showed that those fed omega-3 fatty acid supplements lost more weight than those that just exercised. You don’t have to stick with fish oil , you can eat walnuts and eggs to get it too.
Get plenty of sleep. While it may sound counterproductive, adequate sleep can help you boost your metabolism. You’ll have more energy and burn more calories.
Drink plenty of water. Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight, drinking adequate water is important for all parts of your body. It flushes out toxins and rehydrates your system.
Try green tea for water retention. Green tea is a powerful diuretic that can help eliminate water-weight. Just like drinking regular water, green tea will flush your system while the catechin in green tea also helps burn fat.
Stick with the program. It’s tough at first to believe you can control your body’s metabolism, but after a short time, you’ll be a believer. Stick with the program and you’ll see results.