General Fitness Tips For The Ordinary People | Stephen Coleclough
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General Fitness Tips For The Ordinary People

General Fitness Tips For The Ordinary People

When it comes to fitness, we’re not all superhuman.

Not everyone wakes up with a burning ambition, as well as the time and money to spend hours in a gym pumping iron.

However, there are things that people can do on a daily basis to improve their fitness, and we’re going to be looking at a few of them here.

Get a good diet

One of the first ways to improve your fitness is to change your diet.

You don’t even need to buy a membership for the gym or start running everywhere.

Sometimes the best weight loss comes from making changes to your diet and what you eat.

It’s a two-stage process.

The first step is to usually work out how many calories you need to consume each day, and then try to reduce that to lose weight.

After that, you need to make sure that you’re eating the correct foods, and that whatever you do eat takes inspiration from all the major food groups.

Moderation is critical here, as you should always try and consume limited amounts of everything.

Exercise on a semi-regular basis

One of the worst things that people can do when it comes to their exercise is to start running for miles each night.

All that happens when you do that is you wear yourself out, get annoyed that there’s no progress being made, and then ultimately give up on exercising altogether.

What you should do instead is go for a light jog for 10 minutes.

You need to build up the time you run for, and also vary the intensity to give the body time to rest in-between time.

This means that you’re gradually building fitness, and you’re not running yourself ragged when you’re just not used to it.

Now that you have managed to build up fitness and endurance, you can move onto going to the gym and pumping iron.

It’s all about making sure that whatever you do decide to do, you do it in such a way that you’re not overtaxing yourself.

You should start by lifting smaller weights and working in a way that doesn’t put too much strain on your body.

If you feel uncomfortable or in pain, you should always stop what you’re doing immediately.

Improving your fitness isn’t something that you’ll manage to do if you push yourself too far from the get-go.

Overall, these are just a few general fitness tips which you can follow to stay in good shape without pushing yourself to the absolute limits and beyond.

Not everyone can afford to spend hours in the gym, or run for miles.

If you’re someone who leads a busy life, then fitness isn’t always a top priority.

However, if you take the time to make a few small adjustments to your life, then you’ll be well on your way to staying fit without any of the hassles that come from a regular exercise routine.

The main priority should always be finding something which works for you.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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