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Monday, November 22, 2010

Do It The FITT Way

Regular exercise can do wonders to your body, mind and overall well being. The right exercise will add great fun and enjoyment to your life and provide the foundation for a lifetime of fitness and good health. The benefits of exercise are well known.

Benefits of Exercise:
  • Strengthens your heart and lungs.
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • Increases the good cholesterol in your blood.
  • Burns fat and helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  • Strengthens bones, reducing osteoporosis.
  • Increases strength and flexibility.
  • Boosts your vitality, making you more alert with better concentration.
  • Helps you relax and sleep better.
  • Is a great way to deal with stress.
  • Improves resistance to colds and flu.
  • Contributes to a more positive self-image and greater self-confidence.
When exercising, follow the FITT formula and you won't go wrong.

  • 3-5 times per week (evenly spaced out)
  • Exercise until you perspire and breathe deeply. You should not feel any discomfort and should reach 60-90% of your maximum heart rate (MHR). This is your "target heart rate".
  • A combination of aerobic and calisthenic exercises.
  • Each exercise session has 3 parts:
  1. Warm up for 5 - 10 minutes
  2. Aerobic exercise for 20 - 60 minutes
  3. Cool down for 5 - 10 minutes
For a great workout check out this video, New Millennium Health Workout.


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