It goes without saying that performing cardiovascular workouts is extremely important for your overall health and well being. When it comes to burning fat and improving health, these exercises need to be well timed. Whether you’re working out in the morning, late evening or some other time, consistency is the key to a healthy body and mind. Regardless of your choices like jogging, walking, elliptical or running, if you’re able to sustain the speed and time, your body will burn fat, and your metabolic rate will be improved.
Are you unable to make progress despite your spot on nutrition and active lifestyle? Are you stressed? Stress can cause irregular levels of Cortisol which is why we call it the "Stress Hormone". Did you know that irregular Cortisol levels can effect things like immunity, appetite, energy levels, metabolism, maintenance of muscle tissue, and weight loss?
Whether you're training for an event or just exercising to be healthier and look better, using the 4 basic training principles to plan your workout schedule is extremely helpful. The principles are specificity, progression, overload, and recovery. I'll explain them in general here and discuss each one in detail over the next couple weeks.
A warm up is the act of preparing for an athletic event or workout by exercising or practicing for a short time beforehand. Warming up helps reduce your risk of injury and the aches and pains that come with exercise. The physiological reason to warm up is to assist your circulatory system in pumping oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. The idea is to increase circulation throughout the body in a gradual manner.