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Important points on the science of fitness

Former physical educator Roger Wolfson continues to follow his dream of helping people on their journey to attain their health and fitness goals.  On countless occasions, he has shared his vast knowledge and expertise on all things health and wellness, fitness, and nutrition with people from all walks of life.

Roger is firm in the belief that anyone anywhere can achieve their health goals if they put in the time and effort.  It may be difficult at first, especially for people who are not used to a lifestyle that incorporates health and fitness.  However, Roger Wolfson assures them that once they make a habit of eating the right food and training regularly, a healthy lifestyle becomes automatic.

Outside of time and effort, a good deal of knowledge and understanding of health and fitness is needed as well to navigate the path toward one’s wellness goals. 

On that note, here are some essential points on the science of fitness that Roger Wolfson wishes to share with everyone.

Point #1: Nobody can out-exercise a bad diet.

No matter how much exercise ordinary people do in a day, if they eat more than they burn, odds are they won’t hit their targets and reach their health goals.  For decades, science has proven that proper nutrition has a much more significant role than exercise, especially when it comes to weight loss. 

Roger Wolfson even goes so far as to say that health and overall wellness is 70% proper diet, and 30% rigorous physical activity.

Point #2: Warm-ups and cool-downs are the most important parts of a workout.

So many people overlook the importance of warm-ups and cool-downs.  The science behind warming up before a workout and cooling down after is pretty much solid.  Before a workout, especially in the morning, the muscles and joints are cold.  Warming up to loosen them is important, so they don’t snap or tear easily.  Stretching also facilitates this. 

Cooling down, on the other hand, brings down the heart rate and blood pressure gradually, allowing the body to return to normal.  Skipping both the warm-up and cool-down can have adverse effects that can range from mild to severe, Roger Wolfson adds.

Point #3: Different goals need different approaches.

One of the most important things Roger Wolfson has learned in all his years as a physical educator is that people are different — from their physiques and mindsets to what they have to work with, and their medical histories.  As such, people have different paths to take – even if their health and fitness goals may be similar to one another. 

For some folks, their bodies may respond better to certain routines, while others would not.  For some individuals, the journey may take longer. 

Roger Wolfson cites age as an example.  He mentions that as people hit the age of 30, their metabolism slows down, which means they have to work harder to burn fat.  And when they get older, they have to adjust their routines accordingly.