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 improve 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.
A good tip to stay fit is to try circuit training. Circuit training is a method of lifting weights where you dramatically reduce the rest time and the weight. This method turns your weight lifting session into a cardio session at the same time, so you can kill two birds with one stone.
Weights & Your Muscles
When working out, use this order: dumbbells first, then barbells, then machines. This is because your small stabilizing muscles tire more quickly than your large muscles. Dumbbells and barbells require more use of these smaller stabilizing muscles, you should use them first and move onto machines, which rely more on your larger muscles instead.
The Next Day
A good way to try and recover faster is to work out the muscles that you had worked out the previous day, but lightly instead. This will act like stretching your muscles and will make blood travel faster through your muscles which will, in turn, deliver more nutrients to them.