My Fitness

With the start of the new year, most of us dust and take out our earlier New Year Resolutions. How often we have seen friends and relatives saying – This is the year I am going to be serious about my fitness and take all steps necessary to achieve my goals. This feeling dies down by the end of the month and people are back to square one.

People hardly realise that Fitness has to be part of our lifestyle and not a short time Fad. One must understand that being fit and agile doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long drawn process.

The rising cases of Obesity in India and related diseases like Diabeties, Blood Pressure, Cardiac problems, PCOD, Arthritis etc etc are a matter of concern. Its high time people understood the importance of Physical Exercise in everyone’s life. Just as brushing teeth,taking bath is part of our regular habit, we need to make fitness regimen also a habit.

I recommend everyone to integrate fitness into everyday routine. Just 30-45 minutes a day atleast 5 days a week. Make sure you get into some physical activity. It could be anything like walking, running, cycling, swimming, playing any sport, etc. Make that a part of your everyday routine. So much so that you feel guilty if you miss a day’s activity. You will be amazed to see how this becomes addictive and part of your life in a few weeks.

You can exercise from the comfort of your home by using a specific Fitness equipment combined with freehand exercise. Hitting a Gym is another great idea. At the Gym you become more disciplined and goal oriented. The easiest way to get into this habit-forming activity is to get like-minded friends to join you. It becomes even easier if you exercise in groups so that they push you not to give up on days when you feel too lazy. Believe me, this happens to all of us and that’s where the partnership works well.

My next recommendation is to set up micro goals, which are achievable in the near future. For example if you want to lose 10 kgs weightit is better to start with a goal of losing 3 kgs in one month as the initial target. When you see the needle move a bit every time you will feel elated and motivated to keep going and sooner than you areexpect, you would achieve your micro goal.

There is a general feeling floating around that weight/strength training is only for body builders and normal people don’t need that. Especially women are so apprehensive touching weights. You could not be more wrong. Ideally weight training should be done atleast 2 days a week. You don’t require fancy weight training equipment at home to do it. Just a few dumbbells, yoga mat and few accessories will do.

So get into routine of 4 days of cardio and 2 days of weight training. Once you get into this schedule for couple of months, you will start noticing the difference in terms of improved lung capacity, stamina, energy levels& muscle endurance etc.

The next important thing you need to watch out for is your diet. You need to be extremely careful and alert about what you put into your mouth. You should be aware of what works for you and what doesn’t agree with your system. This is very important in your quest for achieving the desired fitness goals and most importantly maintaining it at that level. It should be sustainable for longer periods. It’s a long journey but you will start enjoying the most when you get into the groove.

Perils of a Lethargic Life
Physical Inactivity is a leading risk factor towards cardio complications like Coronary Heart disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, etc. Not only physical but Mental Health is also being effected by lack of exercise. For preventing these diseases, Doctors recommend Cardiovascular & functional exercises. These are physical exercises like running, walking, jogging, jumping rope, swimming, rowing, strength exercises that make the heart pump faster and supply more oxygen-carrying blood to the whole body with every beat.

Cardio& functional workouts can & should be performed by all – men, women, children or the aged.The more you enjoy the activity, the more likely you will do it regularly.It increases heart rate, warms the muscles, improves muscle endurance and thereby your stamina. It also helps a great deal in anti ageing and mental wellness.

The beneficial effects of cardio exercises on a person’s body including brain are many, including:

  • Preventing heart disease& managing stroke
  • Controlling blood sugar levels
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Improving immunity &physical functioning, and
  • Increasing lifespan

Some of the top Cardio Equipment recommended for home workout are TREADMILL, INDOOR EXERCISE BIKE, ELLIPTICAL CROSS TRAINER, ROWING MACHINE, etc

Let’s take a pledge that we would get into a 45 minutes physical exerciseroutine every day (atleast 4 or 5 days a week) for the rest of our lives. Give this a shot this year and share your experiences with us. In case any of you need any sort of Fitness Equipment or Fitness Accessories to get into this habit we at BodylineFitness will be there with you to help you along the way. We have fitness consultantswho can assist you and customize a program for you to achieve your dream goal.

So what are you waiting for? Be on your way to a fit life!
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Gagan Sachdev
Director
BODYLINE SPORTS