Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | October 7, 2008

Get Fit with F.I.T.T. – TYPE

        Want to start a successful exercise program?  Want to get into shape while you’re having lots of fun?  Try the F.I.T.T. process.  It provides a simple method for developing an exercise regimen that will help you achieve your health and fitness goals in a way that connects with your interests and lifestyle.  F.I.T.T. stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.  I will describe Type here, and Time, Frequency and Intensity in subsequent posts:

Type.  The first question you must answer when developing an exercise program is, “What type of exercise will I do?”  I have two suggestions.  First and most importantly, select an exercise you really enjoy.  I am often asked, “what’s the best type of exercise?”  The answer is simple.  Any exercise you enjoy that you will do for the rest of your life.  That’s the best exercise for you.  Second, to the extent possible, try to select a variety of exercises.  This can reduce boredom, and provide you with a more well-rounded exercise regimen.  For example, you will obtain the greatest training effect if you engage in both aerobic and strength training exercises.  However, my first suggestion is most important – do what you really enjoy doing. 

NEXT POST -October 13, 2008

Get Fit with F.I.T.T. – TIME

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