To accomplish great feats of strength, climb up a flight of stairs or even walk a mile to the grocer's shop, you need stamina in varying amounts. Most people wrongly assume that stamina is something that you need when you are looking to work extra hard at the gym or run a marathon. This belief is nothing but a fallacy. While you may need certain amount of stamina to execute all the aforementioned challenges, it does not necessarily mean that you can do without stamina when working around life’s most basic activities. Without stamina, you are like another dead fish. If you are the kind of person who usually gets breathless at the drop of a hat or when presented with the ‘ordeal’ of going for a walk or running up a flight of stairs, you really do need a high shot of energy. Make all the right moves and read on to gain access to valuable knowhow on how to build stamina.
Know Your Limitation
When you are looking to build stamina, it is not important to know how much of what you can do. What really matters is how much of what you ‘cannot’ do. In other words, gaining knowledge about your limitations is what you really need to know before you start on with any exercise. For example, on Day 1 of getting back into shape, don’t just push yourself to do twenty pushups or run a mile. Focus on building your stamina gradually instead. With this, you will gain the expertise required to determine both on how much of what you can do and what you cannot.
Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!
For anyone looking to build stamina through exercise, there are plenty of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind. You can kick-start your exercise regime with walking short distances first and then gradually move on to longer distances. Add variations to walking by climbing up and down the stairs. When you find these two activities less challenging, you can graduate to jogging. Jogging and running, as far as fitness is concerned, are those exercises that really helps to take your stamina to dizzying heights. To add variation to both jogging and running, you can try cycling and skipping too. Gradually, as you get the better of these challenges, you can hit the gym to lift those weights. A routine of cardiovascular exercises and lifting weights is something that can really help you keep your stamina at an all time high!
You are what you eat or you are only as fit as the nutrition you consume. Eating tons and tons of junk and processed foods, drinking like a fish and smoking like a chimney, will never really help you build stamina or look any better. Here, you will have to choose the way of health and there are no two ways about it. Eat foods that are natural and come with less add-on. Drink as much water as possible and stay away from too many cups of coffee or tea. You may also want to stay away from fried foods. A balanced diet and five small meals as opposed to three large meals is the way to go here.
By now you have got it all figured out. Instead of following a million rules to increase stamina, just stay true to the three ‘keys’ mentioned above and watch your stamina levels soar at an all time high. Keep it simple, stay high on stamina!