Every fitness lover has been new to exercising once in their lives. Deciding to make fitness a part of your lifestyle is the first step, but actually implementing exercise into your routine can be overwhelming. If you’re looking to start working out, here are some tips to ease into it.
There’s usually a reason why people decide to start working out. Whether it’s to run a marathon, get healthier, or lose weight, think about your goals before deciding which exercises will help you reach them.
Discover Exercises You Enjoy
While you probably won’t find an exercise you look forward to doing right away, once you do discover it, it will make working out much easier.
Stretch Before Working Out
Many of us like to jump right in to working out and get it over with, but it’s important to stretch. Stretching helps prevent injuries and the best ones to do are dynamic ones that involve active movements. Ideally, your warmup should be similar to the exercises you plan on doing, but less intense.
Cool Down After Working Out
Cooldowns are just as important as warmups. After your workout, do static stretches, which involve holding a stretch for 30 seconds. Not only will these increase your flexibility, but you’ll feel less sore the following day.
Make a Schedule
In the beginning finding the motivation to work out is hard, so make sure you stick to a schedule. Over time you’ll see if you’re a morning or evening workout type of person, and after you figure that out, stick to working out at that time of day.