Getting really fit isn’t typically seen as something that as easy to do. If it was, so many people wouldn’t struggle with it every day. Getting fit also involves different aspects of your life. You not only have to exercise, but you also have to diet as well. With this in mind, let’s look at some basic facts that anyone who wants to get really fit and stay fit should know.
It All Starts with Diet:
Even though getting fit is usually thought of as being a mixture of both diet and exercise. The truth is that if you were to break down into percentages, getting fit involves 80% diet and 20% exercise. At the end of the day, you can exercise all you want, but you can’t out exercise a bad diet. So, if your main hang-up is finding time to exercise, then the good news is that you can still get very fit just by dieting. Supplement that with some basic exercise and you will be in really good shape. Obviously, if you want to get a lot of muscle or get really toned, then exercise takes on more importance. But even then, it still doesn’t become as important as diet.
Focus On A Simple Exercise Regimen
A lot of exercise regimens online are overly complex. They require you to learn a bunch of different routines and buy a bunch of different equipment. There’s a simple exercise regimen that everyone can do in their own home that will get them in good shape and not require huge investments of time or money.
Simply start with some stretching to get your muscles loose. Then, do a heavy bout of good cardio (running on a treadmill, running down your street, etc.). Then do a set of resistance training (like lunges, resistance band exercise, and other, similar exercises). Then cool off with some very light exercise like a light jog, some yoga, or something similar.
Do this set a few times a week and you will be in good shape in no time. No need to try out a hundred different intense exercise routines either.
Embrace Lifestyle Changes:
Much like you can’t out exercise a bad diet, you can’t out exercise a bad lifestyle. At the end of the day, if you want to stay fit, you have to get used to small lifestyle changes that can have a really positive impact on your life. For example, learn to start taking the stairs whenever you can. Learn to walk places instead of driving.