physical fitness

Fitness sometimes gets pretty difficult to comprehend, with all kinds of information thrown at you on a daily basis. Information is available readily so that makes things more complicated and as a result, interpreting fitness keeps getting tougher and tougher.

The sad part is that most fitness enthusiasts are ill-informed, or their knowledge on the topic is very, very limited. As a result, and it is obvious that they start losing motivation, and that makes them even more frustrated, because they feel that reaching their fitness goals is just not possible.

The fact is that there are as many as a dozen or so varied components of fitness, but there are a few which are really vital, and need to be discussed, learnt, and acted on if we want to get to that fitness level, we are looking for. After all fitness is not something that we can afford to compromise, at any cost. Isn’t it?

Anything that relates to your health demands that you consult your doctor, as well as calls for having a fitness test at a local gym in your neighborhood. By doing so you make sure what level you currently are, what kind of physical training you should or should not participate in, and how much time will be required to actually reach your goals, using the components in a fitness program, apart from the right techniques, equipment and nutrition.

Let’s check out some key components of fitness that are crucial for you!

Strength Training- This is one of the vital elements of fitness that nearly all people particularly women tend to pay no attention to, because they automatically think of body builders or similar athletes, which tends to put them off.

I think having this kind of a feeling is absolutely wrong! In fact this component is of vital importance. It plays a key role in toning the problem areas which will allow fat to be burnt. For example, resistance bands are great to tone up your arms, legs, shoulders, back, and the abdomen – and is a must-do for women! If you are looking to seriously shape up, you need to consider resistance band workouts.

Flexibility & Stretching- Stretching is a must do if you want to prevent injuries. Correct and proper stretching makes your muscles supple, and in turn help with recovery after a hard session or an active period.

You should make it a routine to do stretching for at least 7 minutes before and after workouts. A 7 minutes stretching session bolsters the heart rate to an optimum workout level – that is why sport fitness coaches advice it as essential. And make sure to hold each stretch for a longer period of time on a cool down to lengthen muscle fibre and tissue.