5 Key Factors of Fitness
Howland Place Fitness Center
1. Professional Assistance
Professional assistance from a certified personal trainer is a necessity if you want to reach your goals quickly and safely. Whether you use one a little or a lot your personal trainer can get you on the right track from the start. Your trainer will work with you to develop the right mix of the 5 key factors, providing you with the motivation and confidence to reach your goals quickly and safely. In short, your trainer eliminates the guesswork so you can focus on getting fit and feeling good.
2. Cardio Exercise
If you have a sedentary job, think about how your body feels at the end of the day. Do you have tight Cardio Exercisemuscles, an aching back; feel exhausted even though you haven't done anything physical? Now, think about how your body feels after a workout. Your muscles are warm and flexible; the blood is pumping through your body, providing oxygen and energy. You feel energized, confident, proud of yourself and ready to take on the world. Our bodies are made to move--not sit around all day.
Cardio is defined as any exercise that raises your heart rate for an extended period of time. Whether a treadmill, a stationary bike, an elliptical trainer or whatever other piece of equipment or cardio workout you choose, we can help you get maximum results. Proper and consistent cardio work takes less time than you think and the benefits are tremendous. Cardio can help you manage your weight, strengthen your heart and lungs, improve your mood & reduce stress, sleep better and have more energy, increase bone density and help combat chronic diseases.
3. Resistance Training
In the past our muscles used to get a workout by building shelter, hunting, farming, and all the other manual Resistance Training chores necessary to live. Today, however, we have engineered inactivity into our lives with labor-saving devices to the extent that our muscles rarely need to be pushed very hard. We spend more and more time in front of our computers and televisions. Research shows that physical inactivity is the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The benefits of resistance exercise are well documented, and ongoing research continues to prove that it's an important activity for Americans to be engaged in.
Resistance training is any exercise that causes the muscles to contract against an external resistance with the expectation of increases in strength, tone, mass, and/or endurance. Resistance training can be performed using free weights, body weight, machines, tubing and stability balls. Resistance exercise can raise metabolic rate, which means as you increase the amount of muscle you have, you will burn more calories. What does all this mean for you? You will be able to transform your body giving you the confidence and energy you desire. Other benefits include improved productivity, strength and bone density, as well as a reduction in stress, hypertension and osteoporosis.
4. Balanced Nutrition
Most “Diet Plans” are neither balanced nor nutritious and that is why they fail you. A healthy diet is about eating smarter, not less. You can actually eat your favorite foods and still get fit. The key is to understand what your body needs and when it needs it. Proteins, carbohydrates and even fats are necessary in a healthy balanced diet. With the right guidance and understanding of a balanced diet you can reach beyond your fitness goals.
5. Vitamins and Supplements
Without the right vitamins and supplements, you won’t reach your fitness goals as fast as you can. Vitamins are micronutrients that are essential to life and healthy living. And, as everyone is aware, failing to get the necessary amounts of specific vitamins can cause deficiency states that are unhealthy and even dangerous. Vitamins and supplements may boost metabolism if you’re trying to lose weight, lower fatigue if your goal is to build endurance, reduce the occurrence of certain illnesses and degenerative disorders, improve the functioning of the immune system, and, perhaps, even allow us to live longer and healthier lives.