In addition to building muscle, you also need cardiovascular training and increased flexibility. Together, these three components of exercise will affect your body in many ways.
There are countless benefits of exercise (really, there isn’t enough space to list them all here). In a world where we’re being told not to do things (don’t eat that, don’t make excuses), exercise is a great addition to your life!
To see a change in your shape, try the following:
|What You Need to Do||
How Much You Need to Do
Ten thousand steps accumulated throughout the day (with at least 30 minutes of continuous walking).
Thirty minutes of resistance exercise a week.
Eighty percent of your max heart rate (calculated by 220 minus your age) for 20 minutes, three times a week. Also, you can measure it through exercise intensity. On a scale of one to 10, rate the intensity of your workout. You should exercise at about seven or eight on that scale, or 70 to 80 percent of your perceived maximum.
|Flexibility||Five minutes a day.|
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