Fitness - The Key to the Fountain of Youth

By: Mike Hepburn

Are you happy with those flabby abs? Your pot belly? Maybe you just want to build the muscles and a sun tan to impress people, or maybe you just want to be in better shape. Either way, if all your doing is just thinking about it it's not going to work out for you an you won't make that dream a reality. My hope is this article will help you get on track. even if you hate doing exercises.

First thing you must really want this, you have to want to lose weight or gain muscle, or whatever your goal may be. After you made your decision you have to plan your angle of attack. A motivated partner will really help, a friend, mate etc. There are plenty of resources out today that you can look at for tips and ideas. Your local book store will carry an array of fitness magazines and books, just run through a few books and see what catches your attention. Pick out some exciting workouts you know that you can do.

When it comes to changing your body for the better quickly and permanently, nothing comes close to good old-fashioned weight training. Also, by working first with resistance weight it increases blood flow dramatically, therefore increasing the concentrations of adrenaline in the blood. As we age the number of years that gets knocked off how we feel is astronomical. Many studies have been done to prove this, they have gotten groups of people over 70 years old to do resistance training and determined they have shaved over 30 years off how they feel right down to the cellular level.

An improvement in muscle conditioning and metabolism will result in the reduction of body fat and give the body healthy lean appearance. The shape of your body is determined by three things: muscle, bone and fat. And the growth becomes a result of the opposing force on the muscle, and it's necessity to become stronger and bigger due to the resistance it has experienced.

So you have found a routine you are comfortable with. Now you have to put it into action. Come up with a plan that you can work around your schedule, if its too much break it down in to smaller blocks. You have paid for your membership so be sure to take advantage of it. I'm sure you didn't pay for this to just go in there and just sit around.

Working out releases endorphins and speeds up your metabolism, once you start to experience these feelings and see results you won't want to live without them. Remember your goal is to be healthy and live independent for as long as possible. Once you have that in the back of your mind you will be able to go a lot further.

Hopefully this article has given you some great ideas, on ways you can get your exercise routines back on track. The last thing I wanted to say is, went it comes time for a day off, take the well deserved day off but then get back into the gym. It feels great not to workout, but in the end are you really helping yourself? Take action, keep a journal and track your results.

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