Friday, September 18, 2009

How to Properly Timetable Exercise

What are your goals? Are you training for an event? Trying to stay healthy and fight off coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or type 2 diabetes? Or are you training to excell in whatever life hands you? If you are training for a particular event you will want to be on a program designed specifically for that event and hiring a personal trainer might be the best option. But if you are training to stay healthy and combat life’s tasks, let us help you organize your schedule.

It can sometimes be difficult finding the time to incorporate exercise into our everyday lives, but by scheduling your workouts you are more likely to stick to it. It’s just like that “to do” list you make everyday for chores or errands and appointments. Exercise needs to be a incorporated into this schedule. Seasons are changing once again, it’s getting cold outside and everyone is running back indoors. Work schedules change, kids head back to school and before we know, the holidays are here. Once you reorganize these seasonal changes and set your new schedule your set for months. Now is the perfect time to integrate healthy goals and commit yourself to adding workouts into your new schedule. To get started, focus on the basics: strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility. It's recommended that you incorporate 2-3 cardiovascular sessions per week, 2 or more strength sessions per week and flexibility work as often as you can!

Below are some scheduling examples you can use to make sure you are working to the recommended minimum. Be sure to make time for flexibility as much as possible along with your cardiovascular and strength workouts!

Using our group exercise schedule, below is a sample of a good program getting in all the basics.

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