The Perfect Personal Fitness Program


Personal fitness plans are an extremely important part of your life for a couple of different reasons. First off, it is the only true and right way to lose weight and secondly it keeps you healthy – healthier people live longer, fuller lives. Our entire lives we are taught that there is no such thing as perfection, but you can definitely get close. So, is there such a thing as the perfect personal fitness program?

It may counteract everything we believe and were taught, but there really is a perfect fitness program. Combing the right amount of cardiovascular exercise, strength training (toning), and stretching will make the perfect you. All three of these exercises must be implemented into any workout routine, as each benefits your body in a unique manner.

Cardiovascular exercise improves your overall circulation, increases your oxygen flow, and builds a stronger heart. All of these things help to keep your internal organs functioning at their full potential, also lessening your risk of severe diseases down the road.

Cardiovascular exercises can be anything from walking around the block, to running, biking, swimming, and anything else that elevates your heart rate for a period of time. 30-minutes of cardio, each day, are ideal. However, if you can only fit in 20, you will still receive the same benefits. (Any less than this will maintain your current health rather than improve it.)

Strength training or toning exercises are important for your muscles and joints. The stronger your muscles are, the stronger your joints become. (The muscle around the joints helps keep them strong.) Additionally, muscle burns calories at a much faster rate than fat can. Therefore, the more muscle you have on your body, the faster you will burn excess weight. If you have no excess weight to burn, the muscles will help you to maintain your healthy weight. (They will help to keep you from gaining weight.)

Stretching is great for flexibility and working out the kinks. Without proper stretching exercises, your cardiovascular and strength training programs will not be as effective. Not only does proper stretching promote circulation and increase the effect of other exercises, but also it increases flexibility, balance, and awareness. (Yoga has many great stretches that are designed for all of these things – flexibility, balance, and awareness.)

The combination of these three exercise plans will give you the body you have always dreamed of – you will have more confidence and a much higher self-esteem. The will help you lose excess weight, burn fat, build muscle, create good posture, improve circulation and internal organ function! The perfect personal fitness plan takes time to build and discipline to stick with, but is well worth the investment. (Remember, you can’t do one without the other two – you won’t reap the same benefits.)

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