Keeping it Simple
Updated: Jun 15, 2018
The way we look at fitness in today's world is confusing to say the least. Do we have to balance on one foot and stand on our heads to be considered healthy and stay fit?
The answer is NO.
Now the question is, what do we consider normal? The idea of staying active and doing right by your body is simple, just MOVE. We tend to complicate things and make things difficult when it isn't necessary. The type of exercises we see on TV and social media that are extremely hard are not the norm, yet everyone tries to stay up to date on the latest trend. Many get overwhelmed and defeated at the thought of having to do so much to get in shape. We think we have to stay in the gym for two hours, touch every piece of equipment, or do funky moves to prove we are in the best shape of our lives.
What happened to the basics? How about the traditional squat, pushup, and sit-up? These are basic exercises that many forget will get you some of the best results. It can already be a scary thing walking into a gym with no game plan or idea of how to use the equipment. There is no need to overwhelm yourself when you can keep it simple and still create great results.
The best way to walk into a new fitness routine is to stick to the basics. Here are three important tips to remember if you are just starting out and want to keep it simple.
1. Complete a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily.
2. Make sure you have correct form.
3. Listen to your body.
Keeping these three tips in mind will help create a regular routine without being overwhelmed at first. Getting the recommended amount of daily exercise will help reduce the chance of getting cardiovascular diseases. Also, ensuring you have proper form is important to prevent any injuries. Most importantly listen to your body! If something does not feel right or uncomfortable check with your doctor before you continue.