Training Gains: Getting The Best Out Of Your Exercise Regime

Training Gains: Getting The Best Out Of Your Exercise Regime

 

If you’re committed to living a healthier lifestyle, you may be on a mission to be more active. Obesity is often demonized in the press, but did you know that inactivity is even more hazardous for your health? If you’ve started training, here are some top tips to help you get the best out of your new exercise regime.

Sticking at it

When you start exercising, you may be full of energy and motivation, but you may find that you’re less inclined to devote time to working out after a few weeks or months. It can be difficult to maintain motivation, especially if you find exercise boring or you’re not getting the results you hoped for. We all have days when we’d rather do anything than go jogging in the rain or hit the gym after stressful meetings, but try and stick to your routine. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll feel better after that workout, especially if you’ve had a busy day and you need to relax.

If you are finding your regime mundane, switch up the types of activities you do and keep things interesting. You don’t have to run 10km on a treadmill every day to get fit. Jog on the beach, play tennis or go swimming instead if you’re needing a change. If you’re looking for more ideas, you may find this article interesting https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/the-unworkout-7-ways-get-fit-have-fun#1.

Protecting your body

When you’re in the zone, and you’re enjoying your training, the last thing you want is an injury to put a wrench in the works. Always make sure you warm-up and cool-down before and after a session and seek advice if you do feel pain or you’re struggling. It’s best to get checked out, because if you continue, you could do more damage. Visit OurUrgentCare.com for info about same-day appointments and services that could benefit you if you suspect that you have an injury. Often, rest is the best medicine, but sometimes, additional therapies, such as applying ice packs and taking medication to ease swelling may be recommended.

Having fun

If you enjoy working out, you’re going to be more likely to do it on a regular basis. There’s an assumption that exercise is dull, but if you find activities and sports you love, it shouldn’t be a chore. Yes, it’s hard work, and it should be painful sometimes, but it can also be fun. You don’t have to go to the gym all the time, but if you do have a membership, it’s worth taking advantage of classes and other facilities as well as the weight room and the cardio suite. Mix up your workouts, take a friend with you and try new things. Get a group together and do Zumba or try Pilates if you’ve had one of those days and you need to unwind. Join a running club or a local hockey, football or netball team or learn to dance. The options are endless.

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Are you trying to be more active? Have you started exercising on a regular basis? If so, take these pointers on board to help you get the best out of every session.

Comments

  1. Christina A. says:

    These are all important! Having fun is essential to me…it has to be fun for me to do it!

  2. Cynthia R says:

    I’ve been doing some youtube exercise vidoes. for awhile there I has doing a yoga class from a groupon deal.

  3. I swim 3 times a week because I love it. Missed Monday because of the snow storm, but made up for it.

  4. Anna Pry says:

    i need to find a routine thats fun so i can start working out again

  5. Kari Lorz says:

    These are all great pointers, but I think in my ollllld age (39) my body hates me. Ya I threw my back out on Sunday making the bed! So protecting your body is important!

  6. These sound like great exercise tips.

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