How To Get Fit Fast
Lately I've been going to my local park here in China a lot to exercise. I'll put some photos up on my site soon.
Many parks here have at least one hill with steps leading up to a traditional style pagoda on top.
My way to get fit fast is to run up the steps. Nothing new about running up steps or hills but if you haven't tried it and you want get fit fast and lose excess weight give it a go.
The key is to push yourself as hard as you can till you can't go another step. If you've never tried it trust me when I say after just a couple of minutes you'll be beat.
To get fit fast and to lose excess weight you do not need to run marathons or exercise an hour a day. Running up stairs or grass hills or sand hills as hard as you can 3 times a week will in a month dramatically change the way you look and feel.
Uphill means a greater force of gravity and therefore a harder workout. Because it's hard to do you will exhaust yourself in a very short time. And because you're running uphill your weight falls on the front of your feet, not your heels, meaning less stress on your legs, hips and lower back.
If you're unfit, first spend a couple of weeks walking up hills or stairs, or on flat ground if you're very unfit. My local park is a 15 minute walk away and this is my warm up before a short, hard, to the limit, run up the steps. Afterwards I do a few minutes of Chinese style loosening and stretching exercises.
It's late afternoon here now and I'm about to go to the park for another uphill run. Just before I go I have another new program ready. If you have weak knees or are prone to knee injuries or knee pain take a look at the
Knee Exercises Program.
For a short time it's available at 30% less than the other programs.
All the best and, as always, let me know if you have any questions about the Chinese way of health.
About the Author
Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in professional practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.
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