you try to do too much at first, you will likely give up
because it left you too sore or weak. Start by walking every
other day. Walking is the best exercise you can do. It involves
the entire body and you don't need any special equipment
to walk. A good pair of shoes is nice but don't let your
old shoes keep you from walking.
always, check with your doctor before starting any fitness
It would be great to be able to jump right into a hard workout,
feel great, and see instant results. However, it is important
to be realistic about several things. First, you need to
understand that you more than likely will not (or should
not) start out with a hard workout if you have not been
in a regular exercise routine. Start out slow and do not
set yourself up for failure by expecting miracles overnight.
Getting fit takes time and with commitment, you will reach
Try to envision how great you will look and feel once you
get in shape. If you can, find a picture of someone that
has the same body type and pin it up where you can look
at it every day to help you see the same results you too
can reach with hard work and time.
Often when trying to get in shape, it seems like you are
working hard and sweating, but getting nowhere. In actuality,
things are happening, just not yet seen. Keep track of two
things in particular. First, track your measurements. You
will probably be surprised within only a few weeks at the
progress made. Second, track your routines so you can determine
what is working for you and what is not as successful.
Before you start your exercise routine you will need to
get your joints warmed up. Do this by slowly stretching
all the joints in your body. Repeat each stretch several
times until you can feel the stiffness go away.
Just as warming up for exercise is important, cooling down
after exercise is just as important. Once you have completed
your workout, take five to 10 minutes to walk, or stretch
to allow your body to cool down. This is very important
for the muscles and joints and for the heart and lung.
If you suffer from asthma, you already know that some sports
should be avoided, depending on the severity. If you have
trouble on a daily basis and love sports, be encouraged
to know that some sports are asthma friendly and in fact,
can be helpful in that they help make the lungs stronger.
These sports include swimming, cycling, and fishing, walking,
and canoeing. Again, check with your physician before getting
involved with any sport if you have a health condition.
Aerobic exercise can actually be beneficial for people with
diabetes. This exercise increases the insulin sensitivity
and when combined with good eating, can help restore a normal
glucose metabolism. Before starting into a workout program,
you need to see your doctor first to determine if there
are any risks for coronary artery disease and that your
blood glucose control is appropriate for exercise. Once
cleared, you will feel better and see for you the benefits
associated with exercise.
to the Gym
Working out at home is a good option and for some people,
they are committed enough to actually make it work. However,
for the majority of
people wanting to get into shape, the inspiration, competitiveness,
and encouragement received from working out in a gym is
the way to go. Although it will require a small investment,
make the decision to find a gym that offers state-of-the-art
equipment, qualified staff, and fun classes where you can
enjoy working out.
at the Gym
Getting to the gym is a great way to get fit. However, there
are other benefits to going to the gym. You will have the
opportunity to expand your social ring by making new friends,
all working to get fit just like you. This will provide
needed encouragement, which in turn helps you to stay motivated.
In addition to a good aerobic exercise, you should add weight
training in, which will help balance out the fitness routine
and provide you with the best results. If you are not sure
where to start, a professional trainer can help get you
started on a healthy program.