6 Small Changes in Your Exercise Routine That Will Make a Difference

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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For those of us who have to remain conscious of our diet and lifestyle in order to maintain or lose weight, every little bit helps.

From standing instead of sitting, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and mixing food by hand rather than using an electric appliance, there are ways we can make simple changes to burn a little more fat [1].

Put a few of these together, and it can make a noticeable difference. And the same can be said about exercising.

1. Monitor Your Heart Rate.

heart rate monitor

A simple way to figure out your maximum heart rate (MHR) is by subtracting your age from 220. To get the most from exercise—both NEAT and cardio work-outs—make sure you get to seventy-five percent of your MHR at least three days a week. You can buy a monitor that you strap on or simply take your pulse. Keeping track of your activity in a very physical way can keep you focused, making sure you get the exercise you want without going overboard.

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2. Drill it.

Sports drills aren’t just for team sports—they can be fun if you don’t have to do them! Pick ones that you like. Set up markers and challenge yourself at your own pace. Monitor your improvement—nothing is as motivating and encouraging as seeing progress. You can increase your agility, endurance, speed, balance, and energy.