Fitness guru Ingo Froboese reveals his exercises that help you be strong and flexible. Because he knows it: the formula to stay healthy and fit even in old age. He gives you advice on how to train your body and what else you can do to be vital in the second half of life.
Ingo Froboese: exercises and tips for more health and vitality
Prof. Dr. Ingo Froboese is a lecturer at the German University of Sport in Cologne and has been researching in the field of movement therapy and movement-oriented prevention and rehabilitation for over 30 years. In short: he knows the secret of how to stay fit and vital into old age and will share his exercises and advice with you.
- Metabolism is the engine that makes your body work. A healthy metabolism is the essence and the end of your physical health, says the expert. Your lifestyle has a significant influence on your metabolic activity.
- A big problem nowadays is that Germans are too physically inactive. Session times of up to 10.5 hours per day are on the agenda. Your muscles don’t get enough exercise and atrophy. Your body starts breaking down the muscles it doesn’t need. As a result, you gain weight. And unhealthy body fat.
- Your ratio of active muscle mass to inactive fat mass shifts negatively in the direction of excess body fat. This makes you sick. Many young people are already suffering from the consequences of lack of exercise, such as back pain, obesity and type 2 diabetes, explains Froboese. In addition, the risk of various cardiovascular diseases and cancer increases significantly.
- It doesn’t take long to keep you fit and healthy into old age. In his webinar on Focus Online Campus, Ingo Froboese recommends training 150-300 minutes per week. More exercise in everyday life and targeted muscle building training are the key to better health. Why strength training is better for your metabolism than resistance training.
- You should do a multi-faceted workout so that your different muscle groups are challenged in different ways. So your muscles are optimally adapted to the challenges: your muscles can work together better, the biochemical processes within the muscles are optimized, your muscle mass increases and the network with the nerves is improved.
- The active cell mass releases messenger substances, the so-called myokines. These have a positive effect on many structures in your body. To do this, however, you need to train your muscles regularly. Only when they are active do they release these beneficial substances for health.
The key to success is to work out and eat
Even if you don’t have the time or if you don’t have the motivation to do long training sessions after a long day at work, you can use Dr. Ingo Froboese’s exercises and turn on his metabolic turbo.
- To build a lot of active cell mass, i.e. muscles, you should focus on large muscle groups, such as the muscles of the legs and buttocks. Also, of course, you must not neglect the other muscles, otherwise a harmful imbalance will result.
- In his nine-minute video, the fitness expert tells you the most important exercises for a healthy, full-body workout that takes little time. All you need is your body weight and some space.
- To break long periods of sitting and prevent back pain, get up and move at least once an hour. Best of all: Do some exercises to mobilize and strengthen the spine.
- with Dr. Frobo’s 5 best exercises for back pain can be completed in minutes and you will benefit from a pain-free back.
- In addition to sufficient exercise, a healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet with complex carbohydrates, sufficient protein, and healthy fats. However, sufficiently long regeneration pauses with sufficient sleep are just as important, so that repair and growth processes can take place in your body.
- Therefore, be sure to take some time to relax and ensure a long, restful sleep.