A core principle of fitness is the FITT principle:
FREQUENCY: A good physical fitness plan conducts
physical training several days a week. Working out five days
a week produces results quickly. Training two or three days
a week brings results at a more moderate pace.
INTENSITY: Training with intensity in physical
fitness is a good way to physically advance. But one should
not approach every workout with the same level of intensity.
Some days should be more intense and some less to permit muscle
groups to recover. Balance in any physical training progarm
is very important.
TIME: A good workout can usually be accomplished
in an hour. This workout can include a combination of cardiovascular
work and strength training.
TYPE: Variety is important in physical training.
It permits the development of multiple muscle groups and skills.
Focusing on areas of physical weakness is also a good way to
advance. Additionally, varying the type of workout prevents
stagnation, and keeps the individual's interest in training.
A typical workout combines strength training with endurance
training. History has proven that both strength and endurance
are critical aspects of physical activity. A typical workout
for beginners emphasizes push-ups, sit-ups, and running 2-5
Individuals should receive medical clearance
prior to beginning any physical training program.
For training, pick something that is fun to
do. If it is fun you will be more likely to continue to train.
In the end, physical fitness is a way of life so choose something
that fits your life.