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Fitness Essentials

In the world of fitness there are two aspects that rule the day: Exercise and Nutrition. However, if you were to look online, or on a magazine shelf, you would be bombarded with hundreds upon thousands of ideas, opinions, ads, and the like. So this begs the question: When it comes to fitness, what is truly essential? Why don’t we take a closer look at the answer to this question.

To begin, whether it is in regards to the diet you live by, or the exercise program you choose, there will always be three principles knocking on your door. The first is variety, followed by balance, and last but not least is fun. How exactly do these aspects apply to fitness? Let’s apply these three principles to the two main aspects of fitness.

First off in nutrition it almost goes without saying that variety is important. Our bodies need a surprising amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and there just is not one type of food that has them all. So by eating a variety of foods, you can ensure a healthy body all the way around and this play a major role in physical fitness.

Tip: Examine your interests and find an exercise program that you enjoy now, and will probably enjoy six months from now. If you find something you enjoy, you might actually anticipate your workout positively.

Variety also plays a role in the exercise program you choose. For example if you were to only do one workout or one specific part of the body you can easily lead your body into physical fatigue. This will also be a factor in problems with proportion. So to ensure an overall physical fitness be sure that whichever workout regiment you choose, it involves a variety of muscle groups.

Second is balance. In the diet of your choice balance will be necessary. If you were to eat too little, your body can be flushed, lacking sufficient nutrients, and not enough of the proteins and vitamins it requires for proper growth and development. On the other hand overeating can lead to problems in excess weight and other health issues. Keep it balanced.

Balance will also be essential in your workout routine. The body needs sufficient rest to allow for recuperation, and without it your body can be drained of energy, and no time for healing. There are many studies done in fitness that show rest is almost as important as the workout itself. Keeping it balanced is one major principle in any fitness program.

Tip: Don't lift weights for longer than one hour. Muscle wasting can begin in as little as an hour after starting an intense workout.

Last but not least is the aspect of fun. If you enjoy what you do, then you are really not working are you? You are having fun. And that’s a good thing. Enjoying your physical activity, and enjoying your diet will not only help in your self-esteem, and self-view, but will keep you wanting to continue working out and desiring to continue your nutrition program.

So whether it is in the realm of physical exercise, or in the world of nutrition, fitness will require three principles to be truly beneficial. Variety is essential, balance is equally important, and doing something your truly enjoy will keep you wanting to be fit.

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