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Exercise Tips: How Exercising Can Help You Get In Shape

Here are 10 quick exercise tips and workout routines to help you stay fit and healthy

Woman dressed in white doing some yoga on the floorGetting online workouts or free workouts is easy but how do you make the most of your workout time and get the best results safely and quickly? These quick fitness tips show you how to maximize your time and your efforts when working out. Visit our website for exercise plans and take some advice from the pros: www.planetwellness.org

1. Get a light snack 1-2 hours before your workout.

You can avoid feeling famished and weak by eating something small about an hour or two before your workout starts. You don’t want to eat too close to the time you start moving, since your body has time to digest food and you may feel bloated or sluggish as a result. But if you’re hungry beforehand, eating something healthy will keep you from feeling weak during your workout.

2. Drink plenty of water before/during/after workouts and daily.

This one is pretty self-explanatory, but it’s worth saying again: you need to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. Water is essential for maintaining your body’s hydration levels and helping you feel energized during your workout. It also helps you sweat more efficiently, which reduces the risk of overheating and passing out.

Remember to bring a water bottle with you wherever you go—you never know when you’ll need it!

3. Use proper tempo for strength training.

Intensity and speed are important for strength training, but so is tempo. Tempo refers to the pace of your movements and can be used to ensure that you are performing exercises correctly and getting the most out of your workout.

The right tempo will help you get the most out of your strength training routine by helping you avoid injury, improve your form, increase muscular endurance and power, and burn more calories.

4. Plan workouts ahead of time and schedule them into your planner.

Exercise is the best source of physical activity. It can improve the quality of your life and make you feel better in many ways.

So, If you’re going to make a commitment to exercise, it’s important that you do it on a regular basis—but that doesn’t mean you have to make the same workout every time. To keep things interesting, try planning out a variety of different workouts for each day of the week, so you can switch up what you do whenever you feel like it. You can even write down these plans in your planner so they’re always available when needed!Woman running on the beach

5. Keep it simple.

When exercising, If something is too difficult, skip it until you feel ready for it. As you become fitter you’ll find that you can do more. Striving for consistency, not perfection is the key to staying on track.

6. Make sure you do enough strength training, cardio, and stretching.

Strength training will help you build muscle mass and improve your overall fitness level. Cardio helps you burn more calories throughout the day—and can even help reduce stress levels. Stretching is important because it improves flexibility, which makes it easier for muscles to work together during exercise.

A quick tip: Try to do a combination of all three every time you workout!

7. Manage your stress levels.

One of the most important things you can do in your workout routine is managing your stress levels. When you are stressed, it can be difficult to feel motivated to workout, and if you’re not motivated, you’re probably not going to workout either. If this sounds like you, try finding something that helps reduce your stress level—whether it’s a walk in the park or a quick meditation session—and make sure to take time for yourself every day.

Managing your stress levels can help decrease the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems.

8. Challenge yourself to increase the difficulty of your workout.

This is a great way to keep yourself motivated and engaged in your fitness routine. If you are working out at the same intensity, your body will adapt and it won’t feel as hard anymore. To avoid this, try increasing the weight or number of reps by one or two each time. This will push your body out of its comfort zone and help you see results faster!

9. Set achievable and fun fitness goals.

1 more pushup per week, more veggies each day, one fun hike per month, or a karate class within two weeks. Having short-term goals keeps you positive and moving forward towards your ultimate goal.

10. For general health and well-being, don’t overdo it.

Exercising can be a daunting task, but you can’t get in shape overnight so take it easy and progress yourself safely. Your body responds better to subtle changes so keep that in mind when increasing weight, running more miles, and trying new stretches.

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Dr. Laura Dronen

Dr. Dronen graduated in 2001 from Northwestern Health Sciences University with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. She enjoys treating families including children of all ages, pregnant women and those suffering from injuries (car accidents, work injuries, or sports injuries).

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