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Get in Shape with These Tips

By Virginia Laird

Getting fit is something that seems to increase in difficulty as the aging process takes control. In your early adulthood, you may have been able to work out only a few weeks to see serious results. This same routine may take a few months for progress to show the older you get. Health and wellness experts advise it is best to avoid getting out of shape by making time to exercise a little each day. However, far too many have already let life get the best of fitness and endurance. If this is the case for you, you may want to consider a few tips provided by fitness experts, including:

  • Go for a walk or jog
  • Try jumping rope
  • Add some ab exercises
  • Use a kettlebell

Go For a Walk or a Jog

Making time to add a walk or a jog can make a difference in your health. Research suggests that as little as a 30-minute walk or jog daily can help improve fitness. There is no need to make a trip to the gym; a walk or jog through your neighborhood will suffice.

Try Jumping Rope

Jumping rope has long been linked to a healthy heart. Personal trainers suggest that not only is jumping rope good for the heart, it helps build cardio as well. This exercise can suffice as an entire workout. Jumping rope over an extended period of time can prove to get the blood flowing, tone the legs, as well as work the core. The best thing about taking up jumping rope is that the equipment is simple, easily stored away, and inexpensive. Consider taking up jumping rope and start feeling like a child again while exercising.

Add Some Ab Exercises

As summer approaches, many begin to consider the desire to have abs which will look good in a swimsuit. Now is the time to begin these exercises. Working out the core is a great way to get the shape you want. With a wide variety of ab exercises from which to choose, you are sure to find a few you can love and keep your workout exciting.

Use a Kettlebell

Research suggests that kettlebells can be beneficial during a workout to tone muscles. Many fitness instructors recommend adding kettlebells to each workout to add resistance. Most gyms have a variety of these weights in various sizes. Personal trainers advise those who want to begin using kettlebells for exercise not be afraid about doing the wrong exercise; adding kettlebells to any exercise may be acceptable and beneficial. However, it is important to make sure to use correct posture to avoid injury.

Now you are ready to get out there and begin getting yourself back into the best shape of your life.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rosemead, Calif.

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