Author: Troy Theodosiou

It’s important to consider a few things before you start an exercise routine.

1) Health Check

It’s important to consult your doctor and get a physical medical examination before starting an exercise routine.

A check-up can detect any health problems or conditions that could put you at risk of an injury during exercise.

It can also help you optimize your workout, making it easier for you and your coach to understand your limitations and create an exercise plan tailored to your particular needs.

2) Set Realistic Goals

Once you decide to start exercising regularly, try to create a plan that includes SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-Bound)

By doing this you will not only increase your chances of success, it will also keep you motivated and accountable.

3) Make It a Habit

Another key component of exercise success is to stick to your routine.

It seems to be easier for people to maintain an exercise routine in the long term if they make it a habit and do it regularly.

Furthermore, making a schedule or exercising at the same time every day are good ways to sustain your routine and make it last.

A Few Tips for Beginners

Hydration

Staying hydrated is important no matter your fitness goals, keeping your water levels up prevents water retention and helps your body rid itself of toxins.

Replenishing fluids during exercise is important for maintaining optimal performance, especially when exercising in hot temperatures.

Optimize Your Nutrition

Recent research supports the idea that high-quality nutrition does not just involve controlling calories that come from carbs. Instead, dieters should pay attention to how many calories are ingested from all food sources, including carbohydrates, protein, and fats, and find a healthy balance.

Calories that sneak in through beverages are usually forgotten. This is especially true when we are talking about alcoholic or sugary drinks, including fruit juices and soda. These drinks can be found anywhere, tempting you at gas stations, schools, movie theaters, airports, your workplace, even at the gym.

Warm-Up

It’s important to warm up before your workout. Doing so can help prevent injuries and improve your athletic performance.

Listen to Your Body

If you’re not used to working out every day, be mindful of your limits.

If you feel pain or discomfort while exercising, stop and rest before continuing. Pushing through the pain is not always a good idea, as it can cause unnecessary injuries and setbacks.

Rest and Recovery

Working out 7 days a week is not the answer. In fact, the magic happens during your rest days and recovery, not during your workout.

Resources:

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB5AP_PK9uw

Free Beginners Guide https://www.prophysique.com/programs