FITNESS AND HEALTH AT EVERY AGE
Fitness & Healthy at Every Age!! 1
Insight Into Your Body Type!!!…. 1
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Using The Ten Principles of Living Fit 2
Keeping Fit & Healthy!!
There are many benefits to keeping fit and healthy as you age. The main ones to know and maintain are:
- Increasing your heart rate can decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Working your muscles repetitively with weights burn more calories which decreases body fat and increases muscles development.
- Stretching your muscles, tendons and ligaments improves your body flexibility and decreases the risk of injury.
See Your Favorite Trainer to Monitor Your Progress.
Your Body Type!!
Understanding your body type as you age can reduce the mental frustrations that come with physical fitness. Most individuals who start physical fitness routine have a desire to look different. If you are starting your routine to look different, it’s in your best interest to know what is possible and what is not. Let’s look at the three basic body types:
- Endomorph – If you’re an endomorph, you tend to be stocky or round. Your bone structure is thick and you are either apple or pear shaped. Men tend more toward the apple shape, while women are more commonly pear shaped. An endomorph will have difficulty developing a trim and lean look. Your main obstacle to good health is fat reduction.
- Ectomorph – If you’re an ectomorph, you have a thin light bone structure, long tenuous muscles and no problem with body fat retention. With consistent exercise you can develop a lean strong body, but it will be difficult for you to build large muscles.
- Mesomorph – if you’re a mesomorph, you probably looked like an ectomorph as a teenager. As an adult, without exercising, you will either look like an ectomorph if you’ve remained slim over the years, or to an endomorph, if you’re overweight. The distinction is that as you exercise, you can quickly develop muscles. You can develop a defined and muscular look. Fat retention can be a problem, but good eating habits will help you control this.
To summarize, an endomorph will always be an endomorph but can become more fit. An ectomorph will always look like an ectomorph but can firm up. A mesomorph, depending on if he/she exercises, could look like an endomorph or an ectomorph. Again, recognize what body type you are and be realistic in working within those parameters.
Set reasonable goals, based on what is possible, rather than an ideal you may never be able to attain. No matter what your body type, remember to:
Stay motivated – remember why you want to make changes
Keep an open mind and accept yourself
Choose the right workouts for you
Stay with it, even when it’s difficult to do so.
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For the next few months The Fitness Manager’s Corner will challenge you with “Using The Ten Principles of Living Fit.” The articles will be informative and stimulating and designed to energize you to maintain your effort. The question that stimulated these articles, are people just being lazy when it comes to maintaining a fitness regimen? You may conclude that the answer is YES,
however there is more to it than a matter of laziness. Therefore, these articles will explore this mystery using Principles of Living Fit, The First article is: Create Your Life Work Around Your Purpose for Living.