Three Tips to Making Exercise Simple
November 01, 2014
The comprehensive ageLOC TR90 program consists of innovative ageLOC products, a simple eating plan and active lifestyle tips. Maintaining an active lifestyle plays a key role in weight management by affecting several aspects of your mind and body, including areas targeted by the TR90 program—mood, healthy metabolism and lean muscle mass.
Increased physical activity has been associated with decreased stress levels, decreased overeating and better overall mood, which can help you stick to established eating plans and consume fewer calories1. In addition to the mental aspect, exercise offers metabolic benefits. Not only do you burn more calories by engaging in exercise, your basal metabolic rate increases throughout the day (even after the exercise), resulting in a greater daily caloric expenditure2.
Beginning an exercise program can be intimidating if you have never incorporated regular exercise before or if you haven’t engaged in regular exercise for an extended period of time. Here are three simple tips to incorporate an exercise plan into your TR90 program.
1. Start out easy. Gradually working into physical activity helps you avoid getting too burned out after the first time. Muscle soreness often accompanies novel physical activity, and easing into a new activity can help to prevent this discomfort. Try start out at 15 to 30 minutes for 3 to 5 days a week, and then gradually increase the intensity and frequency.
2. Have a plan and stick to it. Having a plan removes the guesswork from exercise. It becomes easier to accomplish if you already know what you are going to do and how long you are going to do it. Your daily schedule can become busy quickly, and scheduling physical activity into your daily routine ensures you don’t leave it out when time gets crunched.
3. Finally, pick an activity you enjoy. The more you dread the activity, the more likely you are to leave it out of your busy schedule. Walking or jogging enjoyable routes, aerobics or zumba classes, or bike riding are great ways to exercise in an enjoyable way. Whatever activity you select, consistency is the key. By being physically active 30 to 60 minutes most days of the week, it becomes easy to add the benefits of exercise to your weight management efforts.