How muscle-strengthening helps
When you do exercises to strengthen the muscles they work on either one or many muscle groups. The groups of major muscles are the hips, abdomen, back, shoulders, chest and arms. All these groups should be exercised at least two days in the week. Exercises to help strengthen these muscles are push-ups, lifting weights and using resistance bands. You should seek guidance from your personal trainer when doing these muscle-strengthening exercises.
If your goal is to either maintain or lose weight
On the exercise front, if you want to lose weight, you need to do at least 60 minutes of vigorous exercise on a daily basis. This will help you to not only lose weight but also maintain the weight loss figure. Besides working out you would also need to go on a low-calorie diet, as weight control is dependent on what you eat. You should consult your personal trainer on the type of diet you require if you have any doubts.
Decide on what you wish to achieve
As mentioned above exercising and how much of it you require, depends on what exactly you want to achieve. Get yourself a personal trainer who will assess your requirements and then guide you as to how much exercise you need.
- Do you want to exercise to keep physically fit?
- Do you want to control your weight?
- Do you want lessen your stress levels?
- Do you want to increase your endurance?
Once you have made a decision on the questions above, your personal trainer will be able to guide you as to how much exercise you need to lead a healthy and fit life.