Physically fit women seem to get more out of life. That's a big reason fitness is no longer just a "guy" thing anymore. More and more women are making fitness and health and a healthy lifestyle a priority. However, men and women do have different fitness needs.
Physically fit women focus on the muscles in their upper back. They also design most of their exercise workouts for the stomach muscles, especially those who have just given birth. At the same time, they design their exercise routines for weight loss. While men tend to focus on muscle building and women work more on toning their muscles, strength training is essential.
Here are a few of the pluses for getting out there and building up your muscle strength.
For those who lead hectic lifestyles, hitting the gym and starting on a regular fitness plan may seem the perfect way to keep fit. But for most, women beginning a daily walking routine is the way to go. Start at a manageable rate. A 10 to 15-minute walk is an excellent way to start. Before a workout, make sure to warm up your major muscle groups. Work your muscles on the front of your thighs. Loosen up your shoulder muscles by standing straight and rolling the shoulders backward in a circular motion. And of course, don't forget to observe proper nutrition. Load up on water to prevent dehydration. Consume carbohydrates before starting on your workout.
For those with joint and bone diseases, swimming may prove to be a less stressful activity for your muscles.
But the most important thing is to make time to exercise. If you can't hit the gym or start on a regular workout plan, make sure you fill your day with enough physical activity to keep you going all day long.
Laura Tarbell, creator of the Tread & Tone exercise series, just released an outdoor version of here program. This one-of-a-kind, hybrid program of running, muscle-building, and pilates workouts brings a well-rounded approach to fitness. It offers a spectrum of flexibility, high-intensity, and resistance training you can perform outdoors.
And, because it's a TriadXP workout, you know the training cues you'll get from your mobile device will save you time and make your workouts more efficient.