- : Never change your diet without first consulting your physician.
- Step 1: Make time Make time to visit the gym or lift weights at home and develop a consistent routine that works for your schedule.
- TIP: Hire a trainer, if you can afford one. They will be draw up a plan for you based on your goals, and they'll help you stick to it.
- Step 2: Work the whole body Work your whole body by pairing exercises that utilize opposing muscles and compound movements that involve multiple muscle groups.
- TIP: Switch up your workout routine every six to 10 weeks to prevent your body from adapting.
- Step 3: Focus on reps and sets Focus on doing three to four sets of between five and six exercises. Each set should be eight to 12 reps.
- Step 4: Eat whole foods Eat whole foods – foods that are unprocessed and unrefined. You’ll have less body fat, and the vitamin and mineral content will help muscle recovery.
- Step 5: Rest Rest your muscles at least 24 to 48 hours between workouts for the same muscle group.
- TIP: Diet and rest are just as important as the exercises you do in the gym, so don't cut corners on either.
- Step 6: Prevent overtraining Prevent overtraining by keeping workouts to an hour or less, four to five days a week. Working harder doesn't necessarily translate into bigger gains.
- FACT: Did you know? According to the American Diabetes Association, nine out of 10 people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes are overweight.
You Will Need
- Whole foods
- Trainer (optional)