It is easy to let your fitness slide as you get older, whether that is due to family commitments, your partner, or work / college, it is easy to let other things take precedence over working out.
However, it is important to maintain a healthy body – and these tips will help you do that:
Taking hikes is a good way to improve many aspects of fitness. Hiking will improve strength in your legs as well as improving your cardiovascular system. Hiking can also have the added benefit of being a good stress reliever. You can also adjust the difficulty by adding or removing weight in a backpack.
A great way to build your endurance for long distance running is to adopt the strategy used by East African runners. Start off slowly for the first third of your run, then go at a normal pace for the second third, and go at your fast pace to finish your run.
Increase your ability to jump. Stand at the bottom of a set of stairs, and jump back and forth from the bottom step to the floor. Continue this until you feel comfortable jumping at that height. Once you are, move to something higher. Always make sure what you are jumping on is stable and secure. Read more…