We have been confined to our homes for a goddamn long time, and now after re-opening, everyone feels like a mass of potatoes. We sometimes wish if we could get in shape from eating junk food and staying on the couch the whole day. So, let’s take a moment to acknowledge how ridiculous this is and recover our wits. Getting a sculpted body won’t happen without doing the usual lose-weight-get-strong thing. If you are willing to start this journey, first thing’s first – congrats. Secondly, this article will provide you with some reliable tips to stay fit and will shed light on some common myths that don’t work at all.
Walk. Walk. Walk…
You might think that walking is so easy to make you lose weight, but a plethora of studies have credited walking with boosting fitness and eliminating a wide range of diseases. Walking for three miles per hour every day in the morning or after dinner can do wonders. To name a few, it can maintain balanced blood pressure, cause your body to slim down, and improve your mood.
Walking is an effortless habit that you can develop for long-term success. It only requires a cushy sneaker and an hour of your time. It will keep your blood pumping smoothly, reduce heart disease risk, and kill your fats. So, why not take a stroll today?
Focus on consistency Not intensity
Many people believe that the more they intensify their training, the faster they will lose weight, but that’s a myth. If you are better off doing a 30-minute moderate exercise every day, there is no need to take a sudden leap to 2 hours per day. Doubling up your effort can lead to adverse consequences because many people feel darn exhausted and stop working out for four consecutive days.
Working out intensely and stopping out of the blue can wreak havoc on your muscles because it is like going from one extreme to the opposite extreme. No one needs to work out beyond their potentials. Instead, try to increase your mileage and training time gradually; otherwise, you will be turning your body into chicken strips by the impossible tasks you are undertaking.
Consider Doing Short Workouts
Some people say that you need to work out at least 30 minutes non-stop, and less than that, you would be joking. We have all heard that dividing our training for 10 minutes in the morning, afternoon, and night doesn’t work. However, a study published in the journal "PLOS One" indicates that short workouts are progressive.
According to the research, men and women who only work out for one minute per day can improve their shape and endurance. As mentioned before, consistency is what counts, no matter how long your training is. So, short workouts aren’t there to just help you get in the mood for training as they are guaranteed to give you good results provided that you perform your exercises regularly.
Gym Grunting can Make you Stronger
As strange as it may seem, some researchers found out that when you scream or shout some caveman-like grunts during your training, you are helping yourself by a good deal! These bro yells are not just some cheesy platitudes meant to tell people that this person is working out. Chris Rodolico and Sinclair Smith, researchers at Drexel University Health Sciences Program, found out that those who yell double up their force faster than those who work out silently.
The two researchers made 30 trainees squeeze a handgrip, telling some to exhale, some to yell at the top of their voice, and some to squeeze without doing anything else. To their amazement, it was discovered that more force was generated when the person inhales and exhales than when keeps quiet, and considerable force is generated upon doing some kind of vocalization. So, it turns out that there is a point to shout while lifting. Warning: Make sure to explain the theory to the fellas at the gym before they think you’ve gone nuts.
Don’t Underestimate Sleeping
The importance of sleeping might sound like one of the all-capped clichés of all time. People speak of the significance of sleep as if it was so life and death. But, yes, sleep is key to slimming down and getting rid of extra calories. When you sleep, you recharge your body and rejuvenate its cells, which eliminates exhaustion and makes you born ready for a new day of working out. That is why experts recommend taking a short nap for about half an hour before working out, indicating that it will jump-start your liveliness and improve your performance.
Regular sleep will help you stay motivated and on track. That is why trainees are urged to walk up early in the morning and sleep early at night on a regular basis. This will help your body get used to the new fitness routine you are taking upon yourself. So, refrain from staying up late at night, and you will see positive results.