Strategies for Beginning an exercise Routine

 

TIPS FOR STARTING A FITNESS + WORKOUT ROUTINE ft. BOYFRIEND | Karissa Nichole

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How to Get Started. 1. Check Your Health. It’s important to consult your doctor and get a physical medical examination before starting an exercise routine.

This is 2. Make a Plan and Set Realistic Goals. 3. Make It a Habit. Start with 20 minutes, then add about 10 minutes to the workout each week to ease yourself back in. If you’re really pressed for time and need a jumpstart, try Beginner’s 4-Minute Fat Blaster Workout or 4-Minute Lean-Down Workout. Before beginning any fitness routine, it’s important to warm up, then do some light stretching.

Save the bulk of the stretching for after the workout. Continued. Starting a new exercise routine requires a plan, goals and a program to achieve goals.

Enjoyment is the key to forming exercise routines into habits. If you hate running, find a different type of aerobic activity that you enjoy. If you hate running, find a different type of.

Every good fitness routine begins with proper planning. Decide how many days a week you can manage and what time of day works best with your schedule (mornings, lunchtime or evenings?). Live right. When it comes to improving your health and fitness, living right means taking care of your physical needs. You need to ensure that you’re getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and using stress management techniques if you have a highly stressful lifestyle.

Starting a new fitness routine or diet doesn’t have to be an all or nothing program. Creating a healthy lifestyle happens when you build habits over time. Take small steps and make sure your goals for that week are attainable.

Starting your fitness routine can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get your family and friends involved. Let them know that you’re making fitness a priority, so that they can help you and keep you motivated along your journey. You can also find support in your club.

As you begin your fitness program, keep these tips in mind: Start slowly and build up gradually. Give yourself plenty of time to warm up and cool down with easy walking or gentle stretching. Then speed up to a pace you can continue for five to 10 minutes without getting overly tired.

When you’re starting an exercise program, it’s important to give yourself immediate rewards when you successfully complete a workout or reach a new fitness goal. Choose something you look forward to, but don’t allow yourself to do until after exercise. It can be something as simple as having a hot bath or a favorite cup of coffee.

List of related literature:

If you’re ready to begin, here’s the first step: forget what you think you know about getting fit.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
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Do this to get an overview of the requirements for your goal, and then begin working out on your own or with a partner.

“Kabbalah, Magic, and the Great Work of Self-transformation: A Complete Course” by Lyam Thomas Christopher
from Kabbalah, Magic, and the Great Work of Self-transformation: A Complete Course
by Lyam Thomas Christopher
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After completing the first step, make a list of your general fitness goals.

“Essential Concepts for Healthy Living” by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
from Essential Concepts for Healthy Living
by Sandra Alters, Wendy Schiff
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005

If you want more general knowledge and comprehensive guidance on how to get fit, check out Fitness For Dummies, 3rd Edition, by Susanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent (Wiley).

“Hypoglycemia For Dummies” by Cheryl Chow, James Chow
from Hypoglycemia For Dummies
by Cheryl Chow, James Chow
Wiley, 2011

Make sure that the goals you set are specific, measurable, realistic, and achievable, taking into account your overall health, your current level of fitness, your doctor’s advice, your age, the resources available to you, your time limitations, and your personal interests.

“The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook” by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay
from The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay
New Harbinger Publications, 2008

Find out which activities suit you, your interests, your schedule, and your current level of fitness – and do them!

“Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies” by Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies
by Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
Wiley, 2009

• Include a combination of aerobic exercise (walking or jogging), strength training with light to moderate weights, and a stretching or yoga routine for flexibility.

“The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance” by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung
from The Estrogen Alternative: A Guide to Natural Hormonal Balance
by Raquel Martin, Judi Gerstung
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2004

Perhaps the single most important piece of advice I can give to beginners regarding starting an exercise program is to start slowly and build up gradually.

“The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook: A Scientific Approach to Crash Dieting” by Lyle McDonald
from The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook: A Scientific Approach to Crash Dieting
by Lyle McDonald
Lyle McDonald, 2005

The next thing to do is to figure out which fitness regime you like and what you enjoy doing.

“The Lazy Girl's Guide to Being Fit” by Namrata Purohit
from The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Being Fit
by Namrata Purohit
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2015

Pick up a copy of Fitness For Dummies, 3rd Edition, by Suzanne Schlosberg and Liz Neporent (Wiley), where you find 100 reasons to become fit.

“High Blood Pressure for Dummies” by Alan L. Rubin
from High Blood Pressure for Dummies
by Alan L. Rubin
Wiley, 2011

Alexia Lewis RD

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  • I am on a journey to better health, fitness and overall life! This is super motivating and helpful! I LOVE these videos from you! And thank you Sam for sharing too!! You both are SO cute and love that you have the same/similar goals! And I NEED to get some more ISA shakes!! I’ve been out for a while, and guys I can tell you, I notice a not so good difference without it! It really helped give me energy, my digestion felt better, I felt full and satisfied, I miss it!! Anyways, LOVE to see you back Karissa!!! ��������❤ ��

  • My parents used to make me sit at the table and not be allowed to leave ubtil i ate everything on the plate, and now im a massive eater i just wholf food down constantly because of childhood habbits, i dont even realize im doing it �� the other thing that scarred me from the gym is random guys fixing my form all the time, even though its all good intentions it makes me frightfully embarrassed. My goodness theres some issues i needto get over

  • Ok girl im almost at the end of the video & its like you was talkin straight to me lately thats been my mind frame i HATE. Goin after work again i work alotta hours so its more ideal for me to wake up at 5 am be out the door my 520 am & at the gym by 6 for circuit training!!! I know i just told yall bout my car situation so now as of tomorrow i getta go back to mornings eeekkkkk yayyyy ok im gettin off track… Ok what i was sayin is since goin nite i get that way of not wantin to go cuz i worked a long day & feel burned out but i push myself to go… I literally have no clue how! Iv been told im a maniac! The kinda work i do im constantly on the goin im an assist housekeeper very hands on still take a full board literally over 30 rooms day no joke! Just this past sat i did 10 hrs 31 check outs turned around went home fed my family hit the gym for 2hrs got home after 1 am then was up by 5am to take my hubbs to work an hr away…. How do i do this??? NO CLUE i think im on auto pilot ALOT��

  • I bought the plan!! IMMM SOOOOOO SORREEEE lol and I’ve only been doing it for two days ��. But I’m excited to see my body transform and I’m making healthier eating choices too! Thank you for being so inspiring!