Getting healthy and fit for beginners
Want to become healthier? However, difficulty and scary it may sound it may actually be easier than you think. How to start? Well, just follow the tips and get loads of energy.
If you’re here, we’re way past the “I hate exercising” stage. This is where your transformation begins. Let us embark on a journey of a lifetime that will improve your health instantly.
Now take a seat and think about your fitness future. Imagine a mirror, look at it and see yourself younger and fitter. Can you feel the energy running through your veins, the optimism and the love for your body?
In order for this vision to work you must follow the simple steps below that involve physical exercise and a balanced diet.
• Drink up to 3 liters of water every day. Not only will it give you a boost in energy levels, but it will also detoxify your body.
• Limit or avoid sugar completely. We all know sugar is unhealthy and it leads to obesity in the long run. The solution? Try a sugar alternative such as stevia. Not only does it taste great, but it also prevents gaining weight and does not cause sugar spike in your blood.
• Don’t overstuff yourself with food. Your stomach has limitations, and it’s better to keep it satiated in intervals rather then fill it up completely in random times. Rather than that, try eating in regular 3 hour intervals.
• Having protein during every meal will boost your crucial amino acids levels.
• We are all different and our diet should be different too. Therefore, consulting a dietician may come in handy, so that he can plan your diet that will be tailored just for you and your lifestyle.
• Try to have as much raw food as possible. Also, always opt for organic alternatives if possible, as these contain fewer chemicals and provide better taste.
Do some sport
• Consult a specialist before undergoing any physical activity regime. This is especially important for overweight individuals, for whom strenuous exercise may be dangerous.
• Within your first week you should walk at least one hour per day
• During the second week try to do cardio workouts for up to 5 days ranging between 20 to 60 min.
• Don’t exercise just after eating as this could disrupt the flow of nutrients within your system for efficient muscle performance.
• Never resign from warming-up and always try to cool down after the training.
• Stretching is a must, in fact avoiding it may lead to pain and injuries, as well as limit your capacity for recovery.
• Keep your heart rate between 50 to 60 % to turn your body into a fat burning machine.
The following exercises involve weight training
• Get help from a certified personal trainer. A professional trainer will create an individual routine just for you and you will see the gains much faster
• Don’t go too fast. Most people think faster is better, but in fact the opposite is true. Make sure you take about two seconds to lift and up to four seconds when lowering the weights.
• Start small and get bigger weights gradually. Getting involved with heavy weights too quickly may result in injuries and low performance.
• Diversify. Doing the same exercises for a long time is boring, change it up every few weeks. You can either change the whole routine of swap exercises so you don’t stay in the rut.
• We are not machines and we need rest from time to time. Allow your muscles to recover, otherwise you are going to feel sore and demotivated. Avoid training the same muscles day after day.
Now pack your gym back and off you got, no excuses! Good Luck!