Achieving a great level of fitness is not as hard as we have been lead to believe and can be built up by combining a range of activities
Get up and walk around to break up long periods sitting at work or at home, take the stairs instead of the lift and everday housework all add to getting up and moving.
Low level easy movement – pullups, pushups, dips, squats and lunges are great full body exercises that use a wide range of muscles.
Easy aerobic cardio workouts using a heart rate monitor to make sure you are not exceeding a maximum aerobic heart rate
(180 – your age).
Adding flexibility exercises like yoga and pilates….something I need to add to my week.
Short bursts of high-intensity all out sprints – 6 x 10 to 15 seconds of hard running or cycling or even swimming if this is more your thing.
Although there are a raft of super cool gadgets (and I for one certainly love cool gadgets) and gym equipment and highly detailed training programs to support and encourage your exercise these really are not necessary for most of us to achieve a solid level of fitness.
We need to make a real effort to add more activity like this to counteract the many comforts of modern life that make life easy but are making us more and more sedentary.
I am Rod Bucton. This is Sports Adventure
I help busy over 40 year old fathers get fit, lean, strong and get out and play.
To apply for a free coaching call visit www.sportsadventure.com.au