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In addition to aerobic exercise, most programs should include at least some light weight lifting. Recent tests have shown that senior citizens who participate in some type of strength training or weight lifting program, have fewer broken bone, have more flexibility, are in better overall health, and live longer, there must be a message there. If you are starting a weight lifting program or strength training, it is very important that you follow correct form find a coach, or invest in a book or video to show you proper technique. Shop at Mega Fitness - Exercise Equipment Superstore! for books and videos. Or for a complete web-based program for women, check out very popular Denise Austin Fit Forever site.
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ACE Get You Moving The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting benefits of physical activity and protecting consumers against unsafe and ineffective fitness products and instruction. For more information on ACE and its programs, call (800) 825-3636, or go to their Web site.
Which is best, aerobic exercise or weight training? Whether you're trying to lose weight, get into shape, or just stay healthy, both types of exercise are important for different reasons. Aerobic, exercise conditions your heart and lungs, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and improves your endurance. Weight, or strength, training helps prevent loss of muscle, and helps build new lean muscle that burns more calories by improving and keeping your metabolism going. Loss of muscle occurs naturally as you grow older. With strength training, you'll stay strong, and maintain good posture.
Tips for maintaining your exercise program:
Try to get in 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times a week, and 20 minutes of weight lifting two or three times a week.
Set aside a convenient, consistent time. Some people prefer early morning, an added benefit of early morning workouts is they tend to burn more fat calories. Others find that evening works best.
Do exercises that you enjoy, walking, swimming, biking, weight lifting, circuit training etc. are all great for your weight loss program.
Stick with it... it takes 21 days in a row of doing something, to form a new habit.
After you've reached your weight loss goal, keep up exercise program, this will enable you to easily maintain your weight loss, with added benefit of a healthier and less stressed you.
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