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August 22, 2011

Exercise Tips

We all dream of having that beach body that is admired by many of us. We have all heard of programs such as  the 90 Day Review and Extreme Body Workout. These programs work great for many and have acheived wonders in little time. Though it is often difficult to suggest an exercise plan for someone who is just starting to exercise. What types of exercise should they include? How long and how frequently should they perform each type? It really varies and depends a lot on the habits and lifestyles of each person. A nice routine for begginners is walking for 20-30 minutes around a park, situps, pushups and jumping jacks. Though you shouldn't do any exercise excessively because you will be sore, especially if you have not exercised in a very long time. Then after you get use to this start to increase your exercises to jogging, or going to the gym for longer periods of time.

Some would say the best exercises for beginners or for someone who hasn't done much exercise for a long time would be to start of with gentle exercises, maybe a leisurely stroll, start with a gentle 20 minute walk 2-3 times a week for a few weeks then as you feel fitter start to walk faster and further, after a couple of months try adding some more exercises like push ups or sit ups, start off with as many as you can manage without hurting yourself and then gradually increase the number of repetitions.

Another thing to consider before you start exercising is to see your doctor and explain that you want to start exercising and ask for a checkup to make sure there are no underlying medical conditions that would be made worse by the extra exercises you plan on taking. This will ensure that you are not compromising your health.

This is a guest post provided by Fitness Alliance


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