Developing Great Habits | Fitness Tips

There are so many fitness magazines, fitpros, blogs, Instagram and twitter posts on health and fitness and what you should and should not do, that it gets daunting. Whom are you to listen too or what is valid and what is false? One way of going through all the information is to read  it and pick what works for you and throw away the stuff that is not going to cut it. The other is too see patterns on what these so-called experts say, and start focusing on those certain key variables.  I just read a quick synopsis from Apple news on a body builder from the 1800’s and it was very interesting, because a lot of what he said, is what is being said today. For example, to get into a great habit, start young, and it does not matter if you are a boy or girl. The rule of thumb is to start at young age to develop great habits that will last a lifetime.  He also mentioned that you need to mix up your routines, just like they are saying today, and if you can’t afford expensive equipment, then invest in a bike to get moving around. It is okay to workout outside, because it provides a different environment for the body. It is always changing and you cannot manipulate it. Lastly, he stated that we should stay away from those fancy machines, they are overrated. Use your body weight, lift stuff and if you cannot lift stuff, then flex your muscles when you are sitting down. Contracting your muscles, even as we say today (keep your core muscles tight or engaged), will keep your body strong when needed. Being a Portland personal trainer, a lot of these tips are as valid today as they were in the 1800's. The body has not changed; we have not grown any new limbs or body parts. Yes, we have gained in knowledge about our body, but the actual structure of our body has not changed in a very very very long time. We still move in certain planes of motion, we flex, extend, rotate, abduct, adduct, supinate and pronate. When we look at it at this basic level, we just need to move more, mix it up and have a good time doing it. If you find it challenging, then seek assistance from a fitness professionals, friends, etc.The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241