As you know, exercise is good for you. The human body, like all the other systems of the universe, is all about balance. By exercising too much, you can disrupt the chemical balance in your body. This can cause certain health problems and stress on your immune system. So in order to prevent yourself from exercising too much, here are four things you should keep in mind
- An Hour A Day
- Patience And Consistency
- A Day A Week
- Eat Well
Unless you are a professional athlete training competitively, keep it to 60 minutes a day. It doesn’t matter if it’s lifting weights, aerobics, yoga, pilate, jogging, etc. By limiting time, you reduce the risk of injuring your body.
Your goal may be to look like those two above. However, the time you have set for yourself may have been unrealistic. Seriously, it takes as long as it takes so don’t try to put a rush on it. Things work best when you are patient and consistent. Your current condition is also another factor that directly influences the time taken to reach your goal.
For example, it is going to take this guy longer …
… than this guy if both were working as hard to reach Cristiano Ronaldo’s level.
While you are not actually doing any physical work, physiologically your body is seizing the opportunity to repair itself to become stronger in preparation for the next exercise stress placed upon it. It is during rest that the body becomes stronger. Without proper rest, you will begin to experience performance decrements. You will feel more tired than usual and exercise will become more difficult because you are not recovering and are not prepared enough to handle the stress of another workout. Take at least 1 day off a week for total rest.
The food you eat is important because it provides you with your daily essential nutrients and vitamins to keep your body functioning properly. If you don’t eat the correct stuff and/or if you don’t eat often enough, you won’t gain much strength or lose weight, no matter how hard you train. Food is your body’s fuel, and you’ve got to fill the tank regularly to reap the benefits of your hard training. Diet and exercise go hand in hand, you must do both correctly to see the best gains.
Firstly, stop eating unhealthy processed food like candies, soft drinks, french fries, sausages, ham, etc.
Start introducing more fresh and real food like vegetables, fruits, lean meat, fatty fish, nuts, etc into your daily diet.
Eat less each time but more times per day. An example of what I consume on a typical day is:
07.00 am – A bowl of cereal with an apple.
– meal that lasts 3 hours –
10.00 am – A bowl of oatmeal.
– meal lasts 3 hours –
01.00 pm – Brown rice the size of a hand and fish fillet with a side of broccoli.
– meal lasts 4 hours –
05.00 pm – 2 hard boiled eggs.
– lasts 2.5 hours –
07.30 pm – Grilled chicken sandwich and a 250ml bowl of salad.
– meal that lasts 3 hours –
10.30 pm – A glass of milk before bed
– to prevent late night snacking –
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