Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Denise Austin's Three Keys to Fitness

Three Keys to Fitness!

If you're not sure how often, hard, or long your aerobic workout should be, let the F.I.T. system be your guide:

F = Frequency: Remember that the more times you work out each week, the better and faster your results will be. Once a week is a good start, two is better, three is terrific, and four is stupendous!

I = Intensity: If you work out too hard, you'll burn muscle instead of fat. If you don't work out hard enough, you won't get results. Aim to exercise in your optimum fat-burning zone. Find it by subtracting your age from 220 to get your maximum heart rate. Multiply that number by .60 for your best fat-burning zone, and by .85 to find the point at which your body will stop burning fat and start burning muscle. Your range will likely be somewhere between 100 and 135 beats per minute.

T = Time: Aim for a minimum of 20 minutes to start, even if you break your workout into two 10-minute sessions. Add minutes as you gain strength. Eventually, you'll be able to sustain a longer workout, which will rev up those fat-burning engines!

6 comments:

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Thanks for the information on HR. I check mine periodically while I'm on the treadmill, but I never really knew what I was looking for. I always just was happy my heart was still beating. ;)

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Thanks for the information on HR. I check mine periodically while I'm on the treadmill, but I never really knew what I was looking for. I always just was happy my heart was still beating. ;)

Lisa Kay said...

Thanks for the info - that is good info to know.

I know the frustration you're talking about - up a pound, down a pound. It's hard to see the big picture when we're looking at increments of less than a pound! BUT, you are on your way. Even if the weight doesn't just fall off, you know you're getting healthier because you are eating better and exercising. The results are there!

Best wishes to you for the coming week,
Lisa Kay

Dominique said...

Have a super week!!! Thanks for your comments today!


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