The Answers To The Most Googled Fitness Questions

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We have a treasure chest of the most Googled fitness questions asked by people.


Whether you always wanted to have answers to these questions or never thought about them, this article will provide you with captivating insights.


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Which Exercises Help With Weight Loss?


After 50, your muscle mass falls at a rate of around 12% per year, while your muscular strength falls at a rate of 1.5–5% per year. As a result, including muscle-building exercises in your workout regimen is essential for preventing age-related muscle loss and maintaining healthy body weight.


Strength training workouts like weightlifting, for example, can develop muscular strength and growth while also increasing muscle function. It can also help you lose weight by lowering body fat and boosting your metabolism, both of which can help you burn more calories every day.


How Much Protein Do I Need?


Adults over 50 should consume 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram, or 0.68 grams per pound, of body weight to rebuild and retain muscle. The top sources of protein are:


  • Beans and legumes
  • Wild salmon
  • Eggs
  • Greek yogurt


Dietary changes, including changes in the consumption amount of protein, should be made with caution.


Increased protein consumption could act as a threat for adults over 50 who suffer from kidney problems. We would advise you to consult a dietician.


How To Shred Belly Fat Fast?


Walking, jogging, and swimming have been found to help burn calories and some fat when done regularly.


However, high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT), is a more efficient exercise that produces more effects in less time.


Sugar consumption in the form of empty carbohydrates such as cookies, doughnuts, muffins, and white bread, which all contribute to belly fat, should also be reduced.


You may even choose to switch to a plant-based diet. Plant foods high in monounsaturated fat, such as avocado, extra virgin olive oil, Mediterranean olives, and olive tapenade and nut butter, when consumed as part of a well-balanced diet, can help to decrease belly fat.


People who consume whole grains shed more belly fat than those who eat refined grains.


Best HIIT Workouts?


For warmup, doing easy cardio and stretching for five minutes is enough. Some of the warmup exercises that you can try are:


  • Lunges
  • Butt kicks
  • Marching in place


Each exercise can be done for 30 seconds.


Here is an ideal HIIT workout. The following exercises can be done for one minute with 30 seconds of a gap in between.


  • Glute bridge
  • Forearm plank hold
  • Sit-ups with cross-body punches
  • Forearm side plank hold
  • Reverse lunge
  • Squats
  • Low impact burpees


Finally, for cooldown, each stretch should be done for about 30 seconds.


  • Quad stretch
  • Runners lunge
  • Overhead triceps stretch
  • Forward fold


How Much Should I Exercise?


You should get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical exercise each week if you’re in healthy condition. It’s best if you do it over three days or more, for at least 10 minutes at a time. Spend time exercising the muscles in your hips, legs, arms, back, core, torso, and shoulders at least twice a week.


In general, the more you exercise, the greater the advantage.


How Does Exercise Help Mental Health?


There are advantages and disadvantages linking mental health and fitness. On the one hand, a slew of scientific studies highlights the benefits of exercise for mental health, stating that it would help lessen the effects of various mental illnesses, including depression and anxiety.


Exercise has been found to increase serotonin levels and release endorphins, both of which can help with stress and depression.


Extreme physical activity can lead to overtraining syndrome and is frequently related to the negative effect.


This condition has unfavorable psychological symptoms that are comparable to those seen in people who are depressed. As a result, it is essential to maintain a well-balanced fitness program.


Should I Disclose My Medications To My Fitness Trainer?


Yes, definitely. An individual often gets pushed past their limitations when working out with a personal trainer. Sometimes such boundaries are genuine, and the cause is chemical rather than physical and/or mental.


If the person has wholly revealed their medication, a personal trainer will be able to determine which workouts to avoid owing to the limits imposed by the medicine on their body.


Is It A Good Idea To Work Out When Feeling Mentally Stressed?


Absolutely. Exercise is the best way to channel your stress, as working out releases endorphins that calm you down.


If your over 50 and need help figuring out what you should be doing in your workouts, check out our blog post here all about New Rules For Exercise and Fitness If You’re Over 50.


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