Upper body resistance training is a must in any fitness routine. Men and Ladies should both be performing these exercises. A complete upper body workout routine will improve posture, stability, strength, balance, and more. Plus, a proper upper body workout routine will help to decrease pain especially in your neck, shoulders, upper back, and lower back.
Resistance training is important to program into your fitness routine for many reasons that I’ll get into in a minute. First, understand that when I say “resistance training” I’m talking about any movement that is done against a resistance, or force, and that comes in the form of free weights, machines, resistance bands, and more. Every adult should have a professional program resistance into their fitness, no matter if they’re 18 or 98, or anywhere in between. Depending on what your desired outcome is, you can tailor your resistance training program to increase your muscle size (known as hypertrophy) or increase your muscle strength.
Alright, so I said exercise is important in helping to reduce non-communicable diseases. One of those right up there at the top of the list is heart disease. Since it was number 1 on my Top 10 Reasons Why Exercise Is Important, I thought it would be a great place to start with our discussion this month on the exercise. Let’s get right into it…
We’ve all heard that exercise is important…. But do you know WHY? The “just because” response doesn’t ever work for me personally so I’m assuming that you, my followers, want more evidence to support this statement. This month, I plan on sharing some amazing exercise tips with you. So, I’m starting the month out with my top 10 reasons why exercise is important. So, let’s check those out…
I’ve shared a lot on the importance of self care and for one main reason … it’s just that important! I know you’re busy. I know you have a crazy life. I know, trust me, I know. Is it hard to remember to take care of yourself sometimes, yes. But none of that diminishes the importance of the act of self care.
So many people tell me “I don’t have time.” This is such a common theme with my private coaching clients. Time. It seems so arbitrary right. Can you measure it? Can you manage it? My very super simple answer is … wait for it … No! Don’t worry because I’m going to explain what I mean by that next.
We have so many things to to! So many appointments to be at, transportation to arrange, deadlines to meet, chores to complete, and the list just goes on and on and on. But, then what? What about YOU? Here are my three simple steps to be sure you have time for YOU!
Take care of yourself first. Why? Because if you don’t take care of yourself and bring your best self then you won’t be able to serve the people in your life. Many people overlook this key factor in their own health and wellness. I’m going to show you a few simple reasons why this is important and you’ll be able to get starting with some changes right away!
Stress and overwhelm are everywhere. They seem to take over our lives sometimes, don’t they? It can certainly feel crazy at times and of course some times are worse than others but, in the end, it’s stress. What is it and how you’re handling it can make or break your lifestyle. Let’s just dive into that a bit deeper.
I’m going to guess that you have a ton of responsibilities in your life. Maybe you have a job where you work for someone else and have to meet their expectations. Maybe you have your own business where you have to focus on your customers and meeting their needs and expectations. Maybe you have responsibilities at home like laundry, cooking, cleaning, taking care of your family. And, let us not forget about the piles of bills you’re also responsible for. Adulting starts to sound a bit like a drag, doesn’t it?