For residents of the Natural State, there are a countless ways to workout outside the gym. Combining cardio with breathtaking scenery is an easy way to be healthy while having fun. Whether you’re just starting out, working your way up or have mastered hiking, Arkansas has trails to fit your hiking level.
Have you ever started an exercise routine, but felt your enthusiasm fade as the days passed by? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. With the beginning of spring, many jump at the opportunity to reignite their fire for getting into shape, but they fail to prepare for the days ahead of them. Here are a few tips to keep you motivated and help you stay on track with your exercise routines:
Exercise is just as important in your older years as when you were younger. It’s well known that regular exercise can help to boost heart health, maintain a healthy body weight, keep joints flexible and healthy, and improve balance to minimize falls. And it’s not as time-consuming as you may think. For general health benefits, older adults need about 2.5 hours of aerobic (walking, running, and other activities that get the heart pumping faster) activity per week, combined with muscle-strengthening activities at least two days per week.
If you’re like many Americans, the start of the new year brings along a new sense of self. You’re going to correct those lazy eating habits, spend a little more time in the gym, and lose 50 pounds by March. Sound familiar?