8 Fitness Tips

Craig Ramsay has shaped up A-listers from Hollywood to Broadway. He gives you his final tips to get fit, whether you’re new to working out or a devoted gym sot.

Let the good times roll

Dial-up the fun, because it assists you to exercise longer and harder – and it puts the fudge on dreading workouts. Crank up the music and dance like nobody’s watching. Take a Zumba or pole-dancing class. Play tag with your kids.

Go social

Social media can boost your inspiration and keep you on track. Reveal your fitness goals on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. “You’ll be amazed how many people help,”. They will rally abaft you, offer tips, and steer you far afar from missing a workout.

Make the world your gym

Do stretches in the grocery line. Make ballet moves while pumping gas. Take the stairs. Sitting in traffic? Squeeze your lower abs, then release.

Pump yourself up

Positive self-talk can boost your motivation. Look in the mirror and respect how strong your muscles are. appreciate yourself for getting fit. Recognize the goals you’ve met.

Break up your workouts

If you dread a long workout, break it into small chunks. “Five minutes here, 5 minutes there — it all adds up,” Ramsay says. Stretch for 10 minutes before your morning shower. Take a brisk, 20-minute walk at lunch.

Stretch

It makes you more malleable, relieves muscle tension, and improves posture. It also helps you tune in to your body, Ramsay says. No time? No problem. Stretch while watching TV or lying in bed.

Say no to sports drinks

“Unless you are a pro gymnast, they are not essential,” he says. “I see it all the time at the gym.” Sports drinks are loaded with more calories. Try water with lemon instead.

Challenge yourself

Step it up. Work out 5 minutes longer. Raise the incline level on your treadmill. Go for a few extra repetitions. It makes a difference. We should always be pushing ourselves.

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