Take time to find the right fitness routine for your personal health benefit.
Story: Sine Wallace
You’re hitting the gym and staying active, but you don’t see your body changing as you had hoped. You are not alone! I hear this disappointment often when I do consultations. “I am walking every day.” “I go to the gym for hours.” “Why isn’t my body changing?” “Where are the results of my hard work?” Assuming proper nutrition and no medical concerns, perhaps your exercise regimen is not the one your body responds to in order to get the results you want.
The right fitness regimen to get the results you want does exist. Of course, some of the factors we consider in crafting your individual exercise plan is your current fitness level, diet and nutrition, medical history, range of motion, achievable goals, and your motivation level.
Make sure your fitness plan is comprehensive. Avoid exercises that may aggravate injuries. For instance, if you have knee problems, lunges are not a good choice for you. Similarly, if you have a back injury, deadlifts will increase your risk of repeat injury. And don’t forget proper form. The quality of your form and technique matters more than the weight you lift. Without proper form, you increase your risk of injury, which can sabotage your progress.
If you need help building a successful fitness regimen, check out a reputable training studio in your area.
Your training program should include the following components:
Tone up, get stronger, improve your posture and reduce the risk of back problems and joint injuries.
Easier mobility and less stiffness reduces your risk of injury.
A stronger heart reduces the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
Helps prevent falls and injuries.
More muscle mass equals higher metabolism and more energy. Your body is more balanced and you look good.
About the writer → Sine Wallace, CEO of Wallace Fitness in Mount Dora, is a fitness and high-performance aging expert. She is the inventor of sineSTRETCH, designed to help relieve the effects of stress and tension in clients.