As for fitness tips, STRETCH. It is so important, but overlooked by so many people. If you fight you need to be flexible and stretching also prevents injury. Your neck, arms, legs, back, chest, your whole body needs to be stretched, especially before workouts.
When you run, do interval running. Warm-up with 5 minutes of moderate to fast-paced walking. During this time you prepare yourself for...HELL. Just kidding, it may seem like it at first, but as your cardio gets better you'll feel like the stud in your gym. Run/jog at a moderate pace for 2 minutes (this is pretty much your resting stage), then for 1 minute you run fast/spring. That is one interval. You do 10 intervals. 2 minutes of moderate pace running, then 1 minute of intense fast running in each interval. If you can't do 10, don't worry, just keep working on it. Once you are able to do 10, increase your speeds a little, experiment. Oh and always remember the important cool-down. Walk for ten minutes after doing this interval-workout. You should do this workout 2-3 times a week. Other days you can use other machines than a treadmill.
Swimming is also a great workout. Its cardio + toning + strength training. You can be a great runner and think you have great cardio, but its a different story in the pool. Your back, legs, glutes, abs, and arms all benefit from swimming.
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