Dust off those running shoes – it’s time to get active!
Regardless of age, weight or athletic ability, there are many benefits to staying physically active.
Summer is here! Bring on the long-awaited patio season, ice cream dates in the park, and tank-tops. If you are just returning to regular exercise after months of limited activity, our team has some important advice: start slow and ramp up gradually. The risks of injury skyrocket when you abruptly increase the amount or intensity of your workouts. Instead of going from zero physical activity to preparing for a marathon in the next 72 hours, a balanced approach is key to kickstart your fitness.
For a well-rounded fitness routine, be sure to incorporate these five key elements to get and stay healthy.
1. Strength Training: Get leaner, stronger and healthier.
2. Aerobic Activity: Cornerstone of most fitness programs
3. Core Exercises: Abs, Abs, Abs
4. Balance Training: Hold still!
5. Flexibility and Stretching: The most forgotten practice.
Regular stretching helps to protect our mobility and independence. According to a Harvard Health article, stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight which increases your risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.
Doing yoga can also increase flexibility while promoting mental health through meditation and mindfulness. Take the time to slow down and stretch to boost overall wellbeing.
Plan today for a healthier tomorrow
Establish a fitness plan this summer to start realizing the many benefits of physical activity, including improving your brain health, weight management, reducing disease, strengthening your bones and muscles, and improving your ability to do everyday activities.
Create a routine that incorporates these five elements for a balanced approach to fitness. If you’re new to exercise or returning from an extended absence, remember to start slow and give your body a chance to adjust.
Let the INLIV Fitness Team create a plan for you!
Sign-up for a 1-Month Program for only $150 and receive two individual training sessions, in-person or through Virtual Training, and a custom workout plan. Our experienced Fitness team will create a plan based on your personal goals, with a high level of care and consideration for your existing health and fitness levels.
Talk to an Advisor today for more information.