Exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle and achieving or maintaining a healthy weight.
When it comes to getting active, our minds play just as big a role in our success as our bodies. Make it easy to succeed by making small lifestyle changes that will psychologically prepare you to get active - and stay that way.
As you continue to gain strength, flexibility and endurance through daily physical activity, you’ll want to think more about the important role your mind plays in getting and staying fit.
At your level of fitness, you likely already know how powerful the mind is when it comes to keeping physically active. Try the following quick “mental workouts” to really get the most out of your strongest muscle!
Make sure that you begin any workout with a good warm up consisting of cardio (i.e. jumping jacks, windmills, etc.) and dynamic stretching.
If you're serious about getting the most out of your aerobic exercise, you'll want to start charting your heart rate. Using target heart rate zones to train will ensure you are training at the most effective level.
Learn about the 4 heart rate zones - recovery, aerobic, anaerobic and the red line zone.
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