These tips are to help you get started with exercising in a smart and sustainable way.
- Set realistic but challenging goals.
- Have a plan that incorporates cardio and weight training. If necessary, ask a qualified trainer to design one for you based on your goals. The investment will pay for itself on day one of your program.
- Stick to the program.
Form is everything. The amount of weight you are lifting is not. Leave your ego at the door.
Don't worry about what anyone else in the gym is doing, what they are wearing, the music they are listening to, or how they smell.
Understand the difference between being sore and being hurt. If you are hurt, stop immediately.
Refuel your body properly with supplements and/or food, and drink lots of water.
Scheduled recovery days are important.
Sleep is necessary for muscle recovery and growth. Read more about the benefits of sleep.
Be proud of yourself. If you follow these tips, you are on your way to improving your health and fitness level, and increasing your self-image and self-esteem.
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