Archive for September, 2010
In an effort to control my weight, I’ve adopted a new extreme fitness routine. Well, the first step was to curb my poor eating habits by substituting fruits and vegetables for empty calories. Still, the biggest difference has been my exercise regimen, which consists of long-distance running four days a week and limited muscle strengthening workouts in between times.
After a while, I began to notice that my recovery time was suffering. I was waking up sore the morning after a workout, and it discouraged me from pursuing my healthy routine. In the end, I found a way to make it work. A friend told me about the bath salts in an after-sport muscle soak formulation. When utilized shortly after a workout, the substance provides muscle relief and relaxes my mind and body.
It’s important for all people to get regular exercise, and this is especially true for diabetics. However, exercise can have an adverse effect on a diabetic if not done on a regular basis. For example, a diabetic who endures fast paced exercise that is not accustomed to it will burn calories and metabolize at a faster rate, and thus, there is a much higher chance that blood sugar will be low when finished. However, diabetics who exercise a little at a time and on a schedule will be able to regulate their blood sugar level, and will also understand how their blood sugar is affected by exercise.
Diabetes exercise can encompass a wide range of physical activities, including resistance training and cardio workouts. It’s a good idea to start out with a little cardio, even a walk or a short jog can be enough if done three times per week. Resistance training is often less strain, but over time, the body will need more food to compensate for building muscle, so it’s important to be aware of this fact before beginning a resistance training regimen.
The best part about having home exercise equipment is that you have that ability to give yourself a good workout right at your fingertips. Just imagine having that advantage right in your living room. One thing that people with this equipment does is put it right in front of an activity that they already do daily like watching television.
Incorporate these two activities and you’ll have maximized your time at home. Multitasking is an awesome way to get your body weight under control, enjoy the activities that you really like and maximize the minutes in your day. You can watch a movie or TV show, or if you really want to maximize your workout, consider investing in some fitness DVDs like Tony Horton P90X.
The medical community has prescribed at least half an hour of exercise at least four days a week. This is for people who have a mostly sedentary lifestyle, the television/computer addict that is the majority of people in the United States. Once that level is attained, however, it is desirable that you increase the amount of physical work even more so that you can reach your peak optimal level.
That body that you so crave for yourself is only a few steps away, well maybe a few thousand, but you can reach it, one foot in front of the other. Fitness equipment at home gives you the ability to get an effective home workout without spending lots of time preparing to go out to a gym. It is the best way to burn calories for people on the go.