First, It’s been a couple of blogs now without me telling you Thank You!  Thank you for reading, sharing and thriving.  My continued hope is to create a community of happy, healthy and inspiring people- So thank you for your part in this.  Ok – now for the lesson-  there are three basic categories of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility. We discussed in the last lesson, the importance of exercise in getting and keeping at your fighting weight.  Being physically fit also means, having the strength and vigor to perform daily activities, with energy left over to enjoy daily activities or to meet stress induced demands. Your heart, lungs, and muscles should be resilient. Your weight and body fat should be within a desirable range. 

Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of your heart and lungs to supply muscles with nutrients and oxygen. This allows for greater energy and endurance in all that you do.

Muscular endurance is needed in order to have enough muscle to keep your metabolism active (it burns lots of calories) so you can meet the strength demands of everyday life, with reserve for emergencies.

Flexibility is the ability to move muscles and joints through their full range of motion. One way to gauge flexibility is to see how close you come to touching your toes with legs straight.

As you begin to design and incorporate exercise into your day be sure to focus on multi-joint, functional plyometric movements that utilize both fast and slow twitch muscle fibers. Work on balance, flexibility and your core. Use your journal to track your progress.  The movements of functional training require coordination, balance and control, in addition to timing the muscle contractions similar to how one might need to jump to get a rebound or even putting the groceries up in the cabinet. These will supercharge your metabolism and build lean muscle. If you need help designing your workouts just drop me a message – I would love the opportunity to work with you! 

I cant wait to hear about your success!  Lastly – I would love to continue to grow my subscriber base so please share me~ I would be forever grateful. 

My best for yours~

Leah

 

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