It's that time again, New Year's resolutions are written and health and fitness are at the top of the list. Follow these three tips from AdvancedOrtho.org to keep your resolutions and your momentum in tact!
1. START SLOW: Begin with moderate weight and reasonable reps. Pace yourself. You can always add more weight, intensity, or reps.
2. TAKE TURNS: Rotate your emphasis. If you run one day, try biking or swimming the next. When strength training, pair complementary muscle groups and establish a rotation that gives each muscle group an off day in between workouts.
3. FEED YOUR SUCCESS: For many people, a new fitness routine is a means to a very important end: weight loss. Healthy eating and calorie moderation is always a good idea, but remember a new workout routine means new energy demands on your body. Be sure to hydrate before, during and after you exercise, and plan for a healthy post-workout snack within 30 minutes of completing your routine.
Realistic goals and reasonable plans give you a real chance of success!