Fitness Advice For The Busy Adult

Fitness Advice For The Busy Adult

Your first thought when you got into fitness might have been ‘I want to be healthy’. Developing a committed and solid fitness routine sets us up for longevity in a healthy environment.

The ability to complete functional movements means that we are living life on our terms. Once we lose the ability to squat, it means we can no longer do the everyday things unassisted. This can mean sitting down or getting up from the couch, the dining table – and even the toilet.

When we can no longer do these, we’ll need to be assisted on a daily basis. This is no longer healthy, independent living.

Here’s what we have learned from years of experience helping busy adults just like you!

Consistency is the Key to Progress

Let’s say you want to learn how to play the piano. If you only went to one lesson per week without practicing in between, I think we can agree that it would take a very long time to improve.

Fitness is the same, you need to be participating consistently  to see progress – the recommendation is 5-6 times per week.

Our best clients see their best results personal training 3-4 times per week.

Life gets hectic,  but if you want to see real results you need to be consistent and committed. Does this mean you need to work out until you are ready to pass out? NO! Even 10 mins, 5 days a week will get you on the right path.

It will help develop proper habits and get the understanding of how your body is feeling. From there, it will be easy to expand on your fitness and well-being. 

Effort Level

Earlier, I stated that we don’t need to be lying in a puddle of sweat trying to catch our breath after every workout. How hard should we be working out?

The clear as mud answer is, we need to find a level that is between too easy and too hard.

We want a level where we know we are getting a workout in, but not to the point where we are so sore or injured that we can’t work out the next day. Yes, some days will be harder than others, but it’s important to find a balance.

Our intensity level will depend on how we are feeling on any particular day. Many factors determine where our intensity level will be. These factors include, but are not limited to sleep, nutrition and stress. 

Range of Motion Vs Load

Let’s be honest, when we are in our 70’s and 80’s, we aren’t going to be able to lift what we can now. Science has proven that as we age, our capabilities diminish. However, if we continually practice working through a good range of motion, we’ll have that ability to get ourselves off the toilet or grab the dish from the top shelf of the cupboard.

This means that we can live independently, thus living a more fulfilled life. So, before adding more weight to your workouts let’s make sure we are doing things right. 

Do you want help making sure you are doing things right? Book your FREE No Sweat Intro here!

Fitness Advice For The Busy Adult

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