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10 Healthy Ways to Boost your Fitness Level

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10 Healthy Ways to Boost your Fitness Level

Improving fitness levels is at the top of most people's to-do list at the beginning of the year and throughout. Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainer, Carla Sottovia, PhD, helps you become successful this year. Here are Carla's 10 tips to develop or boost any fitness program:

  1. Revise your current exercise routine. The body needs to be challenged every so often so physiological adaptations can take place.

  2. Experiment with a new cardiovascular activity. For example, if you jog or walk, try stationary cycling and/or one of the cross-trainer machines.  

  3. Learn one or two new resistance training exercises for each major muscle group (legs, chest, back, arms). Ask a fitness staff person for help.

  4. Increase the frequency of your aerobic activity up to five times per week.

  5. Increase the duration of your aerobic activity up to 60 minutes per session.

  6. Increase the frequency of your resistance training routine up to three days per week.

  7. On a weekly basis, participate in a mind/body exercise class such as Pilates or yoga.

  8. Learn one or two new stretches for each major muscle group (legs, chest, back, arms).

  9. Allow your body to properly rest on a regular basis (one to two days per week).

  10. Consult with a Personal Trainer to determine specific goals and address concerns…or just change it up.

Working on one of these tips every month, will carry you through the year—turning New Year’s resolutions into a new way of life.

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