- I Injured myself
- So sore I couldn't move
- Exercise was too difficult to do
- I didn't enjoy the exercise
- I didn't consult my doctor
- I couldn't remember which exercises to do
- I joined a gym and that was a mistake
- The personal trainer was a size 2 and couldn't relate to me
Are you ready for the answer?
- Consult your physician before starting any exercise program - especially you - MEN.
- Set realistic health improvement goals for yourself over a 90 day period. There are no short cuts when it comes to your health.
- Start slowly and don't over do it the first day, week or month. Listen to your body.
- Always check your blood pressure before and after exercise. This is a very good indicator of what is happening inside your body. Remember to record your Bp each time.
- Wear a heart rate monitor while exercising at all times. This will tell you exactly when you have enough exercise. Be Safe and don't over do it.
- Always warm up and cool down properly.
- Consult a degreed, certified and licensed fitness/healthcare profession for your exercise prescription.
These are six areas that should be addressed in your exercise prescription.
- Nutrition - How many calories do you need daily which includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, diary, fiber and water.
- Exercise - How many times per week should you exercise? This based upon your fitness level, exercise intensity, other activities you're currently do during the week.
- Rest and Recovery - Very important for all. Exercise stimulates the body. Proper rest rebuilds the body.
- Stress - All of you have various types of stress during the day. It's boils down to how you handle it mentally and physically. The better your health the less affect the stress will have on you. Take a few minutes every day an just De-stress.
- Have Fun - enjoy your activities when you exercise. Find 3-5 exercises you like to do. It might be gardening, walking your dog, playing tennis, swimming, yoga or going for bike ride.
- Health Problems - most of you have some risk factors that need to be addressed before exercising. Make should you know exactly what they are and also know your exercise limitations.
Remember your exercise program should be prescribed based upon your age, fitness level and health status. Prevention is the key to improving the quality of your life.
Have a Healthy Aging Workout!