While there are many reasons why you may have given up on working out, it is never too late to get
back into the routine.
Rather than jump back into your exercise routine head first, test the water and get back on track
with baby steps.
“When it comes to
your health and fitness,
it is never too late
to get back into
a workout routine!”
Here are a few ways you can get back on track.
One of the biggest challenges you may face after your lapse in workout activity is flexibility.
Flexibility is very important, because it increases the amount of blood flow to your muscles and joints,
which help to prevent injury.
Flexibility naturally improves after working out on a consistent basis.
However, when you are trying to get back into the swing of things, your lack of flexibility can make
you feel sore and increase your risk for injury.
Keep your flexibility from working against you by working with it.
“Flexibility is important, because
it increases the amount of blood flow
to your muscles and joints,
which help to prevent injury.”
Listen to your body and modify your exercises to accommodate your current health and needs.
Do not force your body into any positions that are painful or extremely uncomfortable.
Sign up for a beginner’s group exercise class and take things slow.
Start stretching on a daily basis.
Work towards improving your flexibility by progressively working towards it.
As you start to improve your flexibility, start adding a bit of cardio into the mix.
Cardio workouts help to improve heart rate, stamina, and endurance, which are all necessary for
you to complete your workouts.
“Incorporate brisk walks,
jogs and lunges into
your daily routine.”
Cardio workouts also help to strengthen your core, posture, and reactivate rarely exercised muscles.
Take brisk walks, jog, and incorporate some lunges into your daily routine.
As your flexibility and ability to engage in more challenging workouts for longer periods of time
increases, add more cardio to help increase the ante.
One of the biggest reasons why most people start and stop workout regimens is a lack of motivation.
All throughout your fitness journey you are going to experience plateaus and peaks that will affect
your resolve and motivation.
If you have trouble staying motivated, consider signing up for a workout class or a personal trainer.
It is much easier to stay motivated and committed to a cause when you are surrounded by others
who have similar goals.
You can receive and give motivation and support to each other and increase your chances for success.
This also makes exercising more fun and enjoyable.
“Consider signing up for a
workout class or a personal trainer,
to help you stay motivated.”
While a sedentary lifestyle may seem more comfortable, it is not as healthy or rewarding as being
active and engaging in regular exercise activity.
Fight through your challenges to improve your health and fitness.
When it comes to your health and fitness, it is never too late for you to get back in the game.
What has worked for you?
What are your tips for getting back on track with a regular exercise routine?
Share your experiences, thoughts and comments with us.
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