How do I know how
many of each exercise I should
The number of repetitions (reps) or the amount of time
you should spend performing an exercise varies from individual. When using weights for an
exercise, a general rule of thumb is 8-12 reps for beginners. Some people may find that they
need to repeat this and therefore undertake a second set.
When should I
exercise? Are some times of day better than others?
This is a frequently asked question, with the answer being that there is no time
that is better for working out than others when it comes to the calories burned or how your muscles
work. Due to our hectic lifestyle we simply can’t always choose the time when we want to exercise
and therefore you need find time to exercise is the best time for you – the most important factor
is finding a plan that works and sticking to it. This underpins the whole philosophy of Nudge
Fitness, whereby we need find how best to incorporate healthy habits into our lifestyle via
At what intensity should I work at during aerobic
To reap the
health benefits is it advised that activities are undertaken at ‘moderate intensity’. This means
that you should be breathing a little harder, but also still able to hold a conversation. Your body
should little warmer and your heart rate will have increased. Lets not forget, that by exercising
above this threshold the health benefits are even greater.
How do I know how much weight I
should use for an exercise?
The amount of weight
you should use for an exercise depends on a wide variety of factors including:
- The size of the muscle group you are
- How strong you are
- Any injuries you might
- The number of reps and sets you hope to
A good way of knowing whether you are using
the right weight is:
- The last 2-3 reps are very
- You can maintain good
- You are not in pain
Why is the website called Nudge
Through our research we found that most information on the web is dedicated
to fitness enthusiasts with unrealistic expectations on the end result. Nudge Fitness™ offers
something different by providing information and advice on making small changes to your lifestyle
that will contribute toward greater health gains
in the future.
How can Nudge Fitness help
Nudge Fitness™ is all about helping you to
become more active and support you in acheiving a healthy lifestyle. Modern lifestyles hinder our
ability to lead an active life and our goal is to provide people with support and information that
will help nudge them in the right direction. The concept of Nudge Fitness™ is to give a
helping a hand or 'nudge' to help you become more active over a sustained period of time. The
idea is not to just become fitter for a short period of time, but to actively pursue small
lifestyle changes that can be ingrained into everyday activities.
all the exercises safe to undertake at home?
As with all exercise programmes, care
needs to be undertaken when deciding to participate in exercise for the first time. It is important
that you consult your doctor beforehand. We also recommend that you read our pre-activity readiness questionnaire that will
help you identify whether there are any potential contraindications to exercise
Is the website free?
Nudge Fitness™ is completely free and has a wealth of information, exercise
videos and advice. Our philosophy is to simply help people become more active. We do offer a range
of purchasable services such as i-nudge or for more personalised services visit
'our services' page for
our clients in the UK
How can I contact Nudge
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website please contact
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