It’s no secret that obesity is widespread: Nearly three out of every four men are either overweight or obese, and 50 percent of men don’t engage in vigorous leisure-time physical activity for more than 10 minutes.
One of the main differences between a man and a woman’s body is that a woman’s body is more flexible than a man’s. Flexibility is important in that it will help your muscles move more efficiently. Just as stretching is important in relaxing your muscles and easing your stress.
Go slower during your exercises: Most men believe the faster they carry out the exercise the better/more efficient. Although this might be true, but it is not in all cases. For instance, weight lifting works more when you go slower in that when going slowly, you increase the number of time your muscles are tense for and simultaneously increase the blood flow. This means that you would help and develop your muscle mass.
Try new fitness tips: If you are one of the numerous men who suck at sticking to a particular type of routine, then try different exercises that work out various parts of your body.
Also remember to take a break: When the exercise is too rigorous, you just might burn out, so don’t go too hard without taking a little time to catch your breath. Ideally, you should take a day off for relaxing, during which you should stay hydrated and avoid anything too strenuous. Also if you have been lifting weights a lot, make sure you do not exercise that same muscle area the next day.
Develop strength-training exercises: Strength training is a key part of any fitness plan, both for variety and to build calorie-burning muscle. You don’t have to lift weights or spend hours at the gym, you can tone your muscles at home or at the office just a few minutes at a time. Push-ups are great for working the chest, triceps, and shoulders and you can do them anywhere. Squats and lunges are also effective because they work multiple muscles and are easy to add to any fitness routine.
Stick with simple cardio workout: Cardio exercise gets your heart rate up and burns off calories. Running provides a great cardio workout, said White. If you’re a beginner, start out slowly by alternating walking and running intervals. You can also burn calories throughout the day by taking a few simple “steps,” such as standing up more at work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and parking your car farther away from the office. Walk at a brisk pace whenever possible.
Take alcohol in moderation, especially red wine, has health benefits. Moderation is defined as 2 drinks a day.
Get into the habit of eating breakfast or have healthy options like yogurt, instant oatmeal, whole grain cereal, fruit and low fat milk.
Add more fruits and vegetable to your diet: A healthy diet can be a work in progress. Meat may have been your main staple, but as you improve your health, continually improve your nutrition as well. Your food calories should leave you more satisfied as well as help you maintain a healthy weight.
Get regular check ups. You don’t have to wait until you’re fifty.