If you want to successfully lose weight AND get fit then you really need to get regular exercise.
Exercise is important as it helps to maintain your muscles, which will help keep you looking lean. It can also keep you healthy by preventing disease, fighting aging and keeping you mentally fit.
Even if your schedule is busy you should always make time to exercise.
In this article we are going to look at a very simple exercise plan, especially designed for those just starting or those looking for new ideas.
Before we start however there are a few basic principles you should follow before you start the routine:
Just 30 minutes of exercise 4-5 days a week is enough to keep you healthy. There is no need to exercise to overwork yourself as this can be to the detriment of your health.
For the best results you should combine both cardio and resistance training into your workouts. Cardio can improve your fitness while burning calories, while the resistance work can help to build lean muscle that will help to burn even more calories.
Don’t forget to eat a diet rich in protein as this is essential for muscle repair and growth. You should also try to stay as hydrated as possible both during and after each workout.
Now you are ready to view the exercise routine for yourself:
The ‘Simple Exercise Plan’
1. 3 minutes of light cardio on any machine you wish.
2. Another 15 minutes on your favourite cardio machine, though you should increase the intensity.
3. Next is 15 minutes of weight training. The aim is to use a weight heavy enough to make you tired around the tenth rep.
3a. For your chest and back you should perform 1 set of dumbbell chest presses and 1 set of lat pulldowns.
3b. For your arms you should perform 1 set of standing dumbbell curls and 1 set of tricep extensions.
3c. 1 set of walking lunges and 1 set of dumbbell squats are ideal for your legs.
3d. Crunches are best for your core.
4. Finally spend the last few minutes of every workout stretching your muscles.
So there you have it, a simple exercise plan that wont take hours to complete.
Not only will you feel better for the exercise, but your metabolism would have been given a lift, ideal for burning off those calories and fat.