5 Secrets To Getting A Fit Body For Good

By Cha Miñoza
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5 Secrets To Getting A Fit Body For Good

Fitness is a crucial part of your overall well-being. The problem is that it can be so hard to exercise.

With the countless temptations around - carbs, sweets, the couch - sticking to a fitness routine can be difficult.

If you are struggling with fitness yourself, then you've come to the right place.

We've listed out 5 secrets to getting the fit bod you've always wanted and keeping it for good.

1. Do Weight Training Exercises

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According to personal trainer Joy Puelo, weight training exercises, as well as resistance training, are great for burning fat. It also increases your metabolism and ensures that fat-burning is for the long term.

"Your body is brilliant. When you train against resistance, you are building muscle mass. As you train against a resistance, be it weight or gravity, you are often training anaerobically, which is a fancy way of saying 'not in the presence of oxygen.' Puelo says.

2. After Weights, Do Some Cardio

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Cardio is just as important as weight lifting. This activity is not only great for burning fat, but it also makes your heart stronger. Experts advise doing cardio after lifting weights.

"You'll build more muscle by lifting weights first since you have more muscle glycogen [aka carbohydrates] stored up to use as energy, It'll be significantly more difficult to have a great, heavy resistance, weightlifting workout if you're depleted of glycogen because you did cardio first." advises physical trainer Josh Schlottman.

3. Do Different Cardio Routines

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Running is not the only form of cardio. There are countless other cardio exercises you can try to keep your routine varied.

High -Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT) is a popular cardio workout that's sure to give you a challenge. This is a short but intense exercise that helps burn calories faster.

Because it lasts for only 5 - 20 minutes, this is ideal for those who don't have a lot of time to exercise.

4. Try Jump Rope

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Jumping rope is becoming a more and more popular exercise. It is not only uncomplicated, but it is also an inexpensive activity that you can do anywhere.

"Most people disregard it because they believe it is solely for boxers or that it is a calves-only workout. They have no idea that both the upper and lower bodies are being utilized to their full potential. As a result, it gives your entire body intense exercise while toning it. Your cardiovascular health, bone strength, lung power, speed, agility, coordination, and endurance will all improve." says PT Lana Evans of Total Shape.

5. Don't Quit!

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The best piece of advice we can give is to never quit!

Consistency is key to making sure you remain fit for the long haul.

Of course, make sure you are also eating a healthy diet that supplements the exercise you are doing. A combination of a good diet and consistent exercise will keep you fit and healthy.

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