When I started as a personal trainer back in 2005, I worked out much more frequently than I do now.
My sessions were an hour long and the exercises themselves were often more strenuous. I did cardio, too. Of course, I recommended all of this to my clients.
But I also continued to research and experiment with fitness. Eventually I experimented with cutting back on what I was doing--and having my clients test this, too--and we ALL started seeing even better results. Huzzah!
Now I follow these guidelines:
✓ I start every day with 5 - 10 minutes of Morning Moves
✓ I walk every day for at least 20 minutes (total).
✓ I stand up and stretch or move after every 30 minutes of sitting. This isn’t always possible, but I practice it more often than not.
✓I do some form of strength-training every day--sometimes it’s a 30-minute workout, other times it’s different exercises performed sporadically throughout my day.
I feel better and also feel like I look better now than I did in 2005. I have more energy and fitting into my clothes is just a given, not a struggle.
Don’t forget: The way many people go about exercise is not effective. They exercise too long or too hard, which can actually reverse many of the benefits you would normally be getting. Unless it’s your hobby or you’re an athlete, you don’t need to devote that much time and energy to getting and staying in shape.
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