Living a 1940s Lifestyle to Build 21st Century Fitness: How To Get Fit In The 1920s
1940’s Exercise Routine – Men’s Workout Routine
1950’s Exercise Routine – Women’s Workout Routine
How To Get Fit In The 1920s: How To Train Your Body For A Good Life
The 1930’s was a time when most people were not fit. Many people did not have enough money or food to eat healthy. They used to work all day long and then go home to sleep late at night. Even if they had some free time, it would usually be spent playing games on their radios or television sets.
People lived in crowded cities with little room for exercise. Most people could only afford one pair of shoes.
In order to get fit, you needed to do two things:
Get up early in the morning and train your body. Eat nutritious foods and drink plenty of water throughout the day. If you are going out for a walk, make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing so that your muscles don’t become sore after just walking around for a few minutes. Be sure to bring a bottle of water.
If you get thirsty, take a sip or two.
The following are some exercises that you can do on a daily basis, if possible:
This exercise works your chest and arms. To do a push-up from your knees, get into the prone position. Arch your back so that your body is like a bow. Hold this position for a moment.
Slowly lower your chest to the floor. Push yourself back up to the starting position. Do as many as you can. If push-ups are too easy, put your feet against a wall. This will make the exercise more difficult.
This exercise works out your abs and also your entire body. Lie down on the floor and put your hands behind your head. Cross your legs so that only your heels touch the floor. Bend your knees and bring them up to your chest as you curl your upper body toward your knees.
This will be your starting position. Slowly lower your upper body and let your knees touch the floor. Then, push yourself back to the starting position.
This works out your entire back. Find a bar that is high enough so that you can hang from it, but not so high that you will have to jump up to grab it. Hold on to the bar and hang with your arms completely straight. This will be the starting position.
Slowly pull yourself up until your chin goes over the bar. Hold this position for a second. Then, slowly lower yourself back to the starting position.
This works out your entire body. Find a park or another safe place to run. Jog or run in place for at least one mile (1.6 km).
If you are a beginner, start out by walking and then slowly increasing your speed. After one mile (1.6 km), slow down and walk home or back to the place where you started. If possible, carry water with you and take a sip every now and then.
This works out your entire body. Find a pool to swim in or a place where there is deep water. Jump into the water and start swimming. If possible, swim for at least a mile (1.6 km).
If you are a beginner, start out by doing a few laps of the 25-YARD pool and then increasing the number of laps as you get more comfortable in the water. If you have trouble swimming or cannot swim, floaties can help keep you afloat while you improve your skills.
In addition to getting physical exercise, remember to:
Drink an adequate amount of water every day.
Eat nutritious meals every day. Avoid junk food.
Get a good night’s sleep every night. (Most people need about 8 hours of sleep each day.)
By doing the above, you will build up strength and stamina and stay in good health.
#1Build Up Your Strength And Stamina!
Everyone needs physical exercise to build up strength and stamina. You need to engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week. The best activities are running, swimming, and riding a bike. Also good are sports such as basketball or soccer.
Stretching is also important before and after you exercise. To stretch your legs, squats and lunges help you develop strong leg muscles. To stretch your back and torso, bend forward and touch your toes. To stretch your arms, reach over your head.
If you aren’t used to exercising, start slowly. You can’t do too much of a good thing, but you can easily do too much of a “bad” thing. If you feel pain, slow down or stop.
Make sure you drink lots of water before, during, and after exercising. This keeps you hydrated and your muscles properly fueled.
Eat a balanced diet that includes carbohydrates (such as fruits and bread), protein (such as milk and cheese) and vegetables. You will have more energy to exercise and recover from workouts if you eat healthy foods. Avoid fatty foods since they can slow you down. Also avoid junk foods since they have very little nutritional value.
If you have any medical conditions (such as a heart condition) or are taking any medications (such as blood thinners), speak with your doctor before engaging in an exercise program. He or she will advise you if your plan is appropriate for you.
Remember, start slowly and build up to more demanding physical activities. The pain you feel is your body’s way of telling you that you are doing too much too soon. Slow down and rest until the pain subsides. Resting is just as important as exercise if you want to get in shape!
Always listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard. You will know when you have had enough. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or another medical professional for advice.
It took time for you to get out of shape. It is going to take time for you to get back in shape. Be patient with yourself and you will succeed.
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Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NHLBI Factsheet, August 1999.
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