Health & Fitness Advice : How to Design the Ideal Exercise Program for You

Health & Fitness Advice : How to Design the Ideal Exercise Program for You


If you are interested in designing an exercise
program specifically for yourself my advice is to take the advice of a personal trainer
if you don’t have those resources, then think about what are the things that you really
like to do. If you don’t like to run then don’t set a running program up for yourself
because you’ll set yourself up for failure. Simply find those activities that you really
enjoy. Is it dancing? Is it swimming? Is it walking? Have you tried resistance training?
Those are the things that you need to think about when you design a program. You need
to also think about how many days per week can I do this program? How long can I spend
doing the program and at what intensity level am I able to work out? Those are the three
variables that you need to think about along your exercise program that you can manipulate
over time. Can you work out more times per week than when you started? Can you go longer
in your duration? Can you increase the intensity? If you try and stay with the same program
for week after week or month after month your body is going to get used to it and say this
is easy. It started hard, it’s easy and it needs more of a challenge so to avoid those
plateaus find some other exercises that you might like to do and incorporate those so
maybe Monday you will go for a walk, Tuesday you go for a swim, Wednesday you go for a
bike ride, etc. You really need to incorporate something that is going to challenge your
cardiovascular system which is the heart and lungs, it is going to elevate the heart rate
and also some resistance exercises using dumb bells or free weights. You don’t necessarily
have to go to a gym but find something that you can do at home and make sure you are using
proper form and techniques so that you avoid risk of injury along down the lines. This
is Alice Monsaert hoping that you can design a program for yourself to keep yourself healthy
for the rest of your life.

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