Get Ready for Your Journey of Exercise
Made up your mind to work out and feel excited about the new exercise routine? Hold on a second. I know you are filled with enthusiasm now, but as a freshman, there are a few things you had better know before exercise which can help you better enjoy it, benefit from it, and protect yourself during exercise.
Consult your doctor:
It's a good idea to consult with your doctor on whether the exercise and the intensity suit you before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have any underlying health conditions. If you are uncertain of your health condition, do an examination. Improper
Whether for people who exercise a lot or those who don’t, whenever you are starting a new program, it's important to start slowly and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts. Don't push yourself too hard too quickly, which can lead to injury or burnout.
Never underestimate the importance of warm-up before exercising. This is the key to preventing injury and preparing your body for the workout ahead.
When performing exercises, use proper form to avoid injury and get the most out of your workout. Consider working with a personal trainer or taking a class to learn proper techniques. If you don’t have much budget to spare on this, at least find an experienced friend or go online to look for some guidance.
Develop a habit:
The most difficult part for a starter is to develop a habit of exercising regularly. Your passion may drive you to give it shot, but you need to find some motivation to keep it going, otherwise, you probably won’t even finish your first try, let alone do it regularly. After all, doing exercise is not like laying on a sofa. Here are a few tips that may help with that.
-Plan less and easier at the beginning. Start with something that doesn’t require much effort. Even 10 minutes fast walk can be beneficial. And focus on doing it daily. So you can gradually pick up the habit of regular exercise.
-Play motivational music when you work out. Powerful music can make you feel up for moving, as well as distract you from the exhaustion of exercise.
-Find a partner. This is probably the most effective way to hold you accountable for getting workouts done. On one hand, exercising with a partner is certainly more joyful. On the other hand, the promise between friends can be a compelling force to get you moving. A friend already with a developed exercise habit is a more preferable choice for accompany, as it won’t be the case that both of you end up giving up the plan.
-Choose a time that is right for you. You may have the stereotype that since I am about to become an exercising person, I will have to get up early and join those who exercise in the morning. That is unnecessary. The best exercise time for you is the time when you feel the most motivated, no matter it is early in the morning or late at night.
Listen to your body:
If something doesn't feel right, stop immediately. Pain or discomfort during exercise can be a sign of injury, and it's important to rest and recover before continuing your workout.
Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout to stay hydrated and avoid cramping.
Adjust your diet:
You will need more energy and protein as you start exercising. Eating a well-balanced diet can help with your post-exercise recovery and boost your energy level.
As your exercise intensity gradually steps up, don’t forget to take adequate rest, which is as significant as exercise.
By taking these precautions, you can ensure a safe and effective workout as you begin your fitness journey.