Use these top 10 fitness tips to get your workout routine started today.
Tip #1- Set Realistic and Tangible Goals
Simply stating that you want to lose weight is not effective. Be specific. For example, I want to lose 5 pounds of fat by.
Tip #2- Measure Your Progress
Take your base measurements and then re-take them on a regular basis. You cannot measure your progress if you have no idea where you started from.
Tip #3- Log Your Workouts
Each and every workout session should be logged. Keep all of your fitness logs in a binder and create your very own success journal.
Tip #4- Mix Up Your Cardio Workouts
Cardio sessions should vary in intensity and in length. Try new cardio activities and keep things fresh.
Tip #5- Strength Training Is Not Just for Men
Everyone should strength train. Strength training builds muscle and increases bone density. Train all major muscle groups 1-3 times per week.
Tip #6- Rest
Get 7-9 hours of deep sleep each and every night. Also rest your muscles by not working out 1-2 days each week.
Tip #7- Warm Up
Warm up for 5-10 minutes before every workout session. You should feel a rise in your body temperature.
Tip #8- Cool Down
Cool down by stretching out your entire body. This helps increase flexibility and decrease muscle soreness the next day.
Tip #9- Nutrition Is Half the Battle
Eating small meals throughout the day complements your fitness routine. Learn to eat healthy and kick diets out of your life forever.
Tip #10- Stay Motivated
Find a workout partner. Sign up for a run. Work with a personal trainer. Do whatever it takes to remain committed.