Saturday, April 28, 2012
For three years, I have been working out on a fairly regular schedule (average every other day).
My work is quite sedentary (I spend most of my time sitting in front aof a computer).
Most of my workout activities include:
- aerobic warm up for about 1/2 hour hitting 85%+ of maximum heart rate.
- Strengthening to fatigue, etc).
- Stretching fo at least 10 minutes after workout.
I did hit my weight goal weight. I am maintaining my weight, but I never felt the 'High' that I keep hearing about, I just felt tired.
Lately, I have been out on my new bicycle riding for hours at a time. I find that at the end of a long ride I feel better than I have felt in a long time.
The clincher is noting that my blood pressure is lower the next day!
Better weight control
Lower blood pressure
Just plain feel better
I will continue to ride distances!
I am not saying 'don't do intense aerobics' and I will continue to do that, but I will continue to ride longer distances!
If I can do it, so can you. Whatever your workout regime is, consider endurance training also.