Easing back to exercise
With Christmas and the constant round of eating and drinking finally behind us you may be starting to feel like you have overindulged a bit!
Maybe you have had a break from your exercise routine and your workout has got a little misplaced and you need easing back to the gym!
We have all been there, but it doesn’t have to be so daunting. Here are five simple tips to ease yourself back into your exercise routine!
Keep it simple
If you are really struggling to get back into exercising and are feeling totally overwhelmed by it all, sometimes it can be useful to just start with something easy. Try getting outside and go for a light jog or a brisk walk – just to get yourself moving. As soon as you start with something small you will want to build on that and get back into your healthy habits!
Set a specific time slot, without this you will probably end up making excuses not to exercise. It is a simple yet effective way to gradually get back into the right frame of mind for exercising. It’s a clever idea to choose your workout slot based on when you have the most free time, this will help avoid common excuses like “I wanted to exercise but I just couldn’t find the time ….”
Make it fun
Being fit and healthy can come in all different shapes and sizes. In fact, there are plenty of ways to exercise which don’t involve the gym. Being more flexible with the way in which you exercise is key for making it an enjoyable part of your routine. Take the dog for a walk around your local park, or find a lovely countryside walk. If you are into strength training and are not a fan of the gym, buy some dumbells or kettlebells so that you can work out from the comfort of your home!
Don’t overdo it
If you haven’t exercised for a little while it is important not to push yourself too hard. Doing too much exercise can lead to overuse injuries such as muscle strains and tendon injuries. Don’t get discouraged if you are not immediately able to lift as heavy, run as far or as fast or do as many reps. Staying consistent with your workout routine can help you regain the ability in no time.
Do it for yourself
Don’t workout for anyone else but you! Being fit and healthy should be about making yourself feel good, building your confidence and aiming to be the best version of you. Each time you exercise, know that you have done something good for yourself!
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