Exercise 101: How to Get In Shape

how to get in shapeEveryone knows that being healthy comes down to two “fundamentals”: eating right and exercising. In this tutorial, you’ll get my best ideas for helping you figure out how best to integrate fitness into your daily life. After reading all the articles in this tutorial, you’ll understand how to get in shape and stay that way.

My philosophy about exercise is simple. You have to find something you actually enjoy doing. This makes it a lot easier to make working out a routine habit. I included articles on a few different types of workouts and exercise plans. I recommend you try all of them and see what works best for you.

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

Here’s what several reputable authorities have to say about how much exercise you should get (assuming you’re between the ages of 18 and 64):

American Heart Association:

  • At least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (a good rule of thumb is 30 minutes a day, five times a week).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and muscle-strengthening exercises on two or more days a week.


  • 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week and muscle-strengthening exercises on two or more days a week.

 American College of Sports Medicine

  • 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week (either 30-60 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five days per week or 20-60 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise three days per week).


  • Muscle-strengthening exercises two or three days each week.
  • Flexibility exercises at least two or three days each week.
  • Neuromotor exercise two or three days per week (i.e., balance and agility exercises).
Exercise 101 Tutorial: How to Get in Shape in 12 Steps

1. The Best Exercise Advice I Ever Got

2. Beginner Yoga Poses

3. List of Easy Office Exercises You Can Do at Work 

4. Body Weight Workout Routine 1

5. Body Weight Workout Routine 2

6. Best Stretches to Increase Flexibility

7. Home Gym Exercises

8. How to Lose Weight for Free Fast

9. 10 Best Foam Roller Exercises

10. The 10 Best Ab Exercises

11. Top 10 Medicine Ball Exercises

12. Calorie Burning Chart

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