Assessing your Fitness Level

Before you embark on your newfound vow to "get in shape", you need to evaluate first where you stand. The foundation of all your Fitness Plans is built on an evaluation of where you are at this point.

The first step you can take toward your Fitness Goal is to check with your physician for medical clearance and advice before you start with your program. The doctor may suggest alterations in your workout and even refer you to a health club or gym that could address your needs appropriately. The following are some Fitness Assessment you could avail to know where you are now and how far you could go in achieving your Fitness Goal:

Weight Inspection Weight Inspection
Before Getting into any Fitness Program you must first check your weight. The Key to Weight Control and Fitness is keeping your food intake and energy output in balance. Read here for more information on Weight Inspection.

Get Your Target Heart Rate Get Your Target Heart Rate
To know how much effort you need to exert for your Fitness Program, you need to calculate your Target Heart Rate. Learn how to get your neck pulse or wrist pulse in this section. You can also learn how to make an accurate reading of your pulse.

Know Your Body Mass Index (BMI) Know Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
For a better Indication of Fitness, take into account your weight and height to gauge your total body fat - know your BMI. BMI is used to determine if a person is overweight. Know how to calculate your BMI in this section.

Although body weight is a significant factor in Fitness, it should not become a fixation. Other factors such as your Body-Mass Index, as fitness experts agree, are Better Indications of Fitness than just your body weight.

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