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Top Fitness Questions – Answered

When it comes to health and fitness we all tend to have countless questions on best practices, best approach, different methods. There is a lot of information out there and not all of it is good advice! I took a look at some of most asked fitness questions on Google and answered them below.

  1. What is the best way to lose weight? The best way to lose weight is by creating a calorie deficit, which means you need to consume fewer calories than you burn. This can be achieved by eating a healthy and balanced diet that is lower in calories, high in protein (to maintain muscle mass), increasing physical activity, and making lifestyle changes such as reducing stress and getting enough sleep.
  2. What are the best exercises to build muscle? The best exercises to build muscle include compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and chin-ups. These exercises target multiple muscle groups at once and allow for heavier weights to be lifted, which can promote muscle growth.
  3. How often should I exercise? The frequency of exercise depends on your fitness goals, but generally, adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week, along with muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.
  4. How long should I workout for? The duration of a workout depends on your fitness level and goals, but generally, adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity most days of the week. Strength-training workouts can vary in duration but should include at least one set of eight to 12 repetitions for each major muscle group.
  5. Should I do cardio or strength training first? The order in which you do cardio and strength training depends on your fitness goals. If you are training for endurance, it may be best to do cardio first to avoid fatigue during strength training. If you are focusing on building muscle, it may be best to do strength training first to have more energy and strength for lifting weights.
  6. Is it better to workout in the morning or evening? The best time to workout depends on your personal preference and schedule. Some people may prefer to workout in the morning to start the day off with energy, while others may prefer to workout in the evening to relieve stress and unwind after a long day.
  7. What should I eat before and after a workout? Before a workout, it is best to eat a meal that is high in carbohydrates and moderate in protein to provide energy for exercise. After a workout, it is best to eat a meal that is high in protein to help repair and rebuild muscle tissue.
  8. How can I improve my flexibility? To improve flexibility, it is important to stretch regularly and incorporate activities such as yoga and Pilates into your workout routine. It is also important to warm up properly before exercising to prevent injury.
  9. How can I stay motivated to exercise? First of all, it is important to set realistic goals, find a workout buddy or support group, track your progress, and reward yourself for reaching milestones. It can also be helpful to mix up your routine and try new activities to prevent boredom. However, motivation won’t always be there; it’s about building a habit and doing exercise even when you aren’t motivated. READ MORE about this
  10. How can I prevent injuries during exercise? To prevent injuries during exercise, it is important to warm up properly before exercising, use proper form and technique, gradually increase the intensity and duration of exercise, wear proper shoes and equipment, and take rest days to allow the body to recover. Check out more tips for injury prevention

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