Hanging on to exercise routines that don’t produce results can be a waste of time. The challenge is in gauging the effectiveness of your regular workout regimen. You don’t want to judge an exercise routine too quickly. On the other hand, if you have been at it for weeks on end and are not seeing any positive changes, you know it’s time to do something differently.
Identifying the Goals of Your WorkoutThe goals of exercise routines vary by the individual. One person may be focused on losing weight. For another, gaining greater strength and flexibility is a large priority. To determine whether your exercise regimen is effective, you have to first outline your goals. Your goal may be to become toned enough to fit into last year’s jeans. Clearly identify your goal and then look closely at your workout to determine if you are doing the right activities to meet those goals.
Giving Exercise Routines Enough Time
Once your goal is firmly outlined and you have carefully designed your workout regimen, you have to invest enough time before making an assessment. For example, make sure that you are exercising at least several times per week for at least a half hour each time. Some exercise routines do not produce results simply because they are not done often enough or long enough. After a period of about four weeks of regular activity you should see some results.
Properly Performing Exercise Routines
One of the factors that prevents progress during exercise is when you do not perform the exercise fully or correctly. For example, you may be taking an aerobics class regularly but not really feeling a workout. This may be because the class is easy for you. Or, it is possible that you are not lifting your legs as high as you can or are not exerting as much energy as the others in the class.
Form is extremely importantIf you do an exercise wrong, what seems like progress initially will quickly dissipate and possibly result in injury. Be sure you’re doing the exercises correctly before you begin. Ask a friend to watch your form first. If you know a professional, ask them to help guide you. While this guide will explain proper form, it is your responsibility to ensure you doing the exercises properly and not cutting any corners.
The Roll Up
The roll up is very similar to a normal sit up with a few key differences. First, you start with you arms all the way back behind you and you bring them all the way forward into a sitting position. Breathing is key during the process as you inhale as you begin to move upward and exhale as you complete. — www.lifehacker.com
Don’t Eat Too Much and Too Fast
Overeating is one of the biggest reasons people feel bloated. But when you eat too much and too fast, you swallow bubbles of air along with your meal. Moreover, you do not chew your food thoroughly, and this leads to poor carb digestion. The solution is to eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly. Reduce your portions and try to eat several mini meals a day instead of three big ones. Remember, it takes 15- 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it is full. Mindful eating is one of the best ways to banish bloating for good.