Physical activity is essentially any body movement that works our muscles and requires more energy than we expend while resting. Walking, standing, dancing and gardening are a few examples of physical activity. Exercise, on the other hand, is a type of physical activity that is planned and structured. Lifting weights, yoga, running, Pilates and playing on a soccer team are examples of exercise.
I take in about 40 to 60 minutes of daily exercise 5 days a week. On my day off I go paddle boarding or rollerblading and I take one full day off to recover from all of the activity (this is usually my meal prep day).
This will come as no surprise to you but people who love to exercise don’t waste time doing activities that they despise! I vary my workouts with exercises that make me feel good and give me the best results. Strength training is my favorite and I sprinkle in balance, endurance and flexibility work, which help to break up monotony and create a more.
My fitness routine dramatically engaging fitness program improves my overall quality of life and goes beyond just looking good in a swimsuit. Being in shape means that I’m prepared to conquer any flight of stairs, carrying heavy bags around a farmers market and explore a new city on foot with ease.
Staying active, according to The American Heart Association (AHA), is one of the most important things we can do to help curb obesity, lower our chances of heart disease and live healthfully.
With the help of my fitness expert I outline my 5-1-1, 40 minute workout regime in section 3.