TubbyPaul

One mans fight with his waist line!

How to Measure Fitness Progress – NIH

Posted by Tubby Paul on October 26, 2013

More simple and effective advice from Tony, if you have started the journey to healthy living,congratulations,the first step is the hardest, by monitoring your process you will see just how worthwhile the decision has been!

See you in the gym,

Paul

One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

Eat less; move more. Those are my words to live by. Now supposing you have chosen to try them out and you are actually moving more – maybe walking instead of cabbing it, or you have started exercising instead of couch-potatoing it. Now what? You want to know how you are doing and what is the next step. Is it time to exercise a little longer, or find an activity slightly more challenging?

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The National Institutes of Health has some worthwhile suggestions.

“These simple monthly tests are good ways to see if you are continuing to progress and need to update your goals. Each month, you will likely see an improvement.

*Endurance. Pick a fixed course and see how long it takes to walk that distance. As your endurance improves, it should take less time.

* Upper-body Strength.
Count the number of arm curls* you can do safely in…

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