Diet and Exercise for Life – Part 2

Last month, we covered some general guidelines for diet and exercise.  Let’s discuss how to develop a personalized exercise plan.  Here are the building blocks that should apply to most people:

  • Aerobic exercise
  • Resistance training
  • Flexibility
  • Recovery

Whether a novice or a seasoned fitness guru, the following principles apply to all:

  • Safety first – Make sure your program matches your abilities.  Don’t hesitate to obtain advice from a physician or a fitness expert.
  • Cosistency – Aim for exercising daily. We are designed to move throughout the day – everyday. By varying the type and amount, daily exercise is easier to achieve than you might think.
  • Quality over quantity – Whether running or lifting weights, good form will always yield better results.
  • Hydrate – Drink a lot of fluids all day long, but especially during exercise and the hours leading up to your routine.