To improve your fitness quickly and lose weight, try interval training. Set the treadmill, bike, elliptical or rowing machine to an interval program, where your speed and workload vary from minute to minute from high intensity to lower intensity. Not only will your workout be less monotonous, you can also train for a shorter time and achieve greater results.
When you stretch, ease your body into position until you feel the stretch and hold for 30 seconds. Breath deeply to help your body move oxygen rich blood into your muscles. Don't bounce or force yourself into painful positions.
Learn to do stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion and eases back pain. Yoga is a great option but even a very basic stretching routine will be beneficial.
Energize your brain. Neurobics for your brain activate the brain's biochemical pathways that can help strengthen or preserve brain circuits. For example, brush your teeth with your "other" hand or take a new route to work. This type of activity may lower rates of Alzheimer's disease.