You can be slim for the rest of your life when you make fitness a top priority. Imagine never having to worry about your weight, never having to feel awkward about your size. If you have been struggling with your weight and searching for a solution to slimming down, I have good news for you. Fitness will keep you slim for the rest of your life.
If you burn more calories than you eat, then you will lose weight. If exercise is a regular part of your schedule and fitness has a firm footing in your life, then you will never have to worry about gaining weight again.
Most women, if they were active when they were young, weren’t plagued by sudden weight gain. But as we grow older, we become less active and as a result our bodies burn fewer calories. Our metabolism slows and it becomes harder to lose the weight once we gain it. However, we can turn back the clock and train our bodies to start burning calories again. Exercise is the key.
A combination of resistance and cardio exercises is a must for any fitness program. Resistance exercises build muscle, increase flexibility and burn calories. Keeping your body in shape with resistance exercises will probably mean less chance of injury when you perform a task that your body isn’t accustomed to. Staying agile through exercises such as yoga or Pilates is also a great way to keep your body long and lean. Each exercise works various muscle groups, to lengthen and strengthen your muscles, organs and improve your health to make you healthier mentally, physically and spiritually.
Cardio exercises burn even more calories and improve heart functions as well as building stamina. Your heart is strengthened through cardiovascular exercise and these exercises also burn calories to help you lose weight. Building your cardiovascular strength means it will be much easier to complete every day tasks without fatigue as well as those unusual times when you may need extra strength to accomplish a new challenge.
Confusing your muscle groups is a great way to build strength and tone your muscles too. Keeping your muscles confused will help them to work harder. Between sets of your resistance exercises, take a minute and run in place, do jumping jacks, jump rope or hop on a treadmill or an elliptical machine. Reversing exercises, walking backwards, running backwards, working your biceps and your triceps are all great ways to train opposite areas of your muscles to keep you slim for life.