Tips For Starting A New Spring Exercise Program
By Premier Medicine and Wellness
May 04, 2020
Tags: Exercise Program
Spring is a great time to start a new exercise program. With the weather getting warmer, it opens up many opportunities for different types of activity. After getting a clean bill of health from your general medicine professional, you can jump into your new routine. If you’ve struggled in the past with continuing or sticking with an exercise regimen, there are a few tips that can help.
Setting Realistic Exercise Goals
The first thing you need to do is to determine your workout goals. Make sure these are maintainable and realistic for you. Your goals are highly personalized to your body and needs. Are you getting in shape for a marathon? Trying to lose some weight after the holidays? Different workouts target different areas of the body. You also need to make sure that your schedule accommodates for your new routine. Examine and inspect multiple exercise techniques before settling on the one you enjoy.
Ease Into It
The biggest mistake you can make when starting a new set of exercises is going too hard too fast. Jumping into strenuous exercise before your ready leads to serious injury. Follow the advice of your physician and participate in activities that work for you. Just remember that it is vital that you warm-up and cooldown before and after each workout. Stretching gives your body the necessary time to limber up and get the blood flowing.
There will be certain days that you’ll find yourself wanting to blow off your workout routine. Don’t do it! Find ways to keep yourself motivated. Set up a chart to track your progress. It helps you easily visualize your goals. Both the changes to it and your body will demonstrate your growth.
If your workout routine is getting a little stale, change it up! Try out different workouts on different days, maybe focusing on aerobic exercises one day and cardio the next. This keeps you interested in your exercise goals and committed to your Spring program.
Finding a workout partner is a great motivational tool. It adds a layer of accountability to what you’re trying to accomplish. It’s also helpful if you’re self-conscious and would feel more comfortable working out with another person. Plus, there are more exercise opportunities when you have someone spotting for you.