Basic Fitness Tips for Men


New to working out? Here are 7 basic tips to help you reach you fitness goals! These rules are the foundation for seeing results!

Practice simple cardio exercises

Forget the gym and hit the nearby walking tracks for brisk walking or jogging. You can even consider cycling or climbing stairs wherever possible. Can you stick to any one of them? Probably, yes! These cardio exercises increase your heart rate to burn more calories, improve blood circulation, and strengthen your muscles.

Change your fitness routine

If you stick to only walking or jogging, then you will soon get bored of it. This is exactly where you have to bring in variety in lifestyle practices. So, plan in such a way that you retain your interest in your fitness routine. For example, consider including some holistic approaches such as yoga and pranayama to improve overall body strength and flexibility.

Beat stress

Never take up stress, as that negatively impacts your mind and body. Taking extreme stress can trigger medical conditions such as depression and anxiety, and can even destroy your power of dealing with things patiently. So, beat your stress by laughter exercises or power yoga. And above all, learn to say ‘no’ to anybody who gives you responsibilities more than your capacity of handling things.

Feast like a man

Do you know that a man requires more calories than a woman with the same level of activity? Well, this means that you will need to eat more than what a woman eats everyday to save your body from starving! As per the Harris Benedict Formula, a woman with the weight of 150 pounds, age of 50 years, and height of 5 feet, 8 inches requires 1,385 calories on a daily as compared to a man who needs 1,524 calories assuming that the above characteristics are same.

Shop for foods from a departmental store smartly

Unlike the local stores, the benefit of buying foods from a departmental store is that you can spend enough time to select the right foods by checking the labels containing the nutritional information. Do not select items that contain trans fats, high sugars (should be actually less than seven grams per serving), and high carbs. In fact, choose foods that are high in fiber (over 3 grams per serving), calcium, and proteins, which are essential for metabolism, strong bones, and great muscle mass.

Drink lots of water

Water is essential for proper functioning of your bones, muscles, organs, and all internal processes such as metabolism. Therefore, it is recommended to drink at least 10 glasses of water a day.

Sleep well

Your body always needs rest for which proper sleep is essential. Therefore, it is vital for you to sleep for at least 6-8 hours daily for a sound mind and body.
Make sure you follow these basic tips to look good, healthy and fit.
via Mens Lifstyle