Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Myths & Facts

Myth 1: I am too old to exercise.

Fact: The body is incredibly resilient. People 70+ years show huge improvements in fitness. You are never old to begin, In fact you cannot afford to not exercise. Muscle strength, bone density and a strong heart are essential for a quality older life. Exercise is the remedy!

Myth 2: I have no energy, so I can’t exercise.

You are out of shape and exhausted before the day begins, it seems ludicrous to consider the possibility of adding exercise to your schedule. However, if you start slowly, you’ll build stamina and strength quickly. Before long, you’ll have enough energy to end the day playing with your children or grandchildren or enjoying your personal recreational activities. Once you feel energy, you will never want to be without it again. Get started and don’t quit.

Myth 3: I need to get in shape before i begin a resistance training program or hit the gym.

Fact: A resistance training program can be the most important part of your training; you need not wait to get in shape to start a resistance training workout. Resistance training benefits you with building up muscle and giving you proper posture, change your appearance, boost your metabolism and build strong bones, lose weight.

Myth 4: I can lose weight through dieting

Fact: A combination of calorie restriction and proper exercise program is the best option, a large number of older people to restrict calorie intake and still keep on gaining fat because they are losing muscles. Aerobic exercise and calorie restriction alone is not sufficient, you need to strength train which is one of the key component.

Myth 5: I don’t have time to exercise

Fact: You cannot afford to not exercise, exercise will increase your energy levels and vitality. You should plane your time such that you can perform a cardio exercise 3 to 5 times a week, eat right and strength train at least 2 days a week for minimum 20 to 25 minutes.

Myth 6: Exercise is all or none. You either do it all the time or you don’t.

Fact: Don’t set yourself up with the perfection scenario. The goal of perfection scenario is a set up for failure. Exercise done consistently for a long period of time is the winning formulae.

1 comment:

shanns said...

zinan, very interesting...i guess we cant escape from exercise and there are no reasons to excape from it. anybody can do it and has the ability to do it. :D