Smart Tips For Good Health

Not everyone wants to build muscle up and look like a bodybuilder, sprint like an Olympian or be as skinny as a marathon runner. However many people do want to get themselves into decent shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle and a positive healthy appearance and feel. These five tips will actually aid you in doing that:

1) Eat your meals more regularly and make them smaller in size. Doing this raises the rate at which your body works through its supply of calories, this is known as it metabolic rate. You can shed more pounds faster if you increase the speed of this rate of course. If you only eat once or twice a day your body thinks it is starving and that it has to hold onto the energy it has and so chooses a much slower metabolic rate. If however you eat regular meals your body feels free to use up its supply of energy as it knows it is getting more soon hence a faster metabolic rate.

2) Do interval training as opposed to long continuous activities. Interval training involves short bursts of energy maybe for a minute or two which are very intense, these are then followed by period of much easier activity. For example you might jog for a couple of minutes then run at 80-90% of your maximum for a minute and then jog again for 2 minutes. You could do this for 20 minutes and get a great workout. This interval training system can be sued with most activities however it can most easily be applied to running, swimming and cycling. This is better for you as you can burn off more calories in a shorter space of time, you will find that you average heart rate over the twenty minutes is higher than if you did a long continuous jog. What is more, it is much less boring and as you get fitter you can change the time intervals to keep increasing your fitness levels.

3) Exercise with circuit training. The armed forces use these for a good reason. It is a far greater allround muscle building workout. Doing this can improve both your muscle endurance and strength. There are so many different routines and it is very simple to monitor your progress.

4) Consume lots of water. To keep functioning healthily your body needs a good supply of water each day as it is required for all of the bodies essential chemical reactions. This keeps your mind alert whilst also helping to flush out harmful toxins that accumulate in the body.

5) Train with a partner or with friends. This provides you with extra motivation to participate and will keep you participating for longer. It lets you both enjoy it more and helps you persist in the face of potential boredom.

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