FITT for Summer

Are you contemplating starting a new exercise program?  Perhaps you have a 5k coming up, a new weight loss goal, or maybe you heard my “Exercise and Alzheimer’s” talk and want to reduce your future risk of cognitive decline.  Regardless of your reasons, a simple tool to help you succeed is F.I.T.T.  This simple mnemonic stands for Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type.  Use FITT as you develop an exercise plan.  Frequency:  How often can you/will you exercise per week.  Intensity: What intensity is safe for you and will help you achieve your goals? Time: How long per time?  10 minutes to 2 hours.  Dependent on your schedule, goals, previous fitness etc you will map this out.  Our last T is Type:  Whether a sport (like tennis, basketball, running, soccer) or a gym routine, pilates class or the like.  This can be one of the most important decisions.  Choose something you enjoy and don’t be afraid to vary it!  You can find some great workout tips and programs in our store.  Go check them out, download a few and get moving!  Use FITT to help you succeed, and use SMART Goals to guide you!