How to Have a Good Workout

These days, everyone is trying to lose weight. If you go the health section at the bookstore, you are going to find all types of books on losing weight, fad diets, or new workout plans. However, losing weight isn't easy. The best thing to do is to take each day at a time, and try to feel your best. Below are the steps for having a good personal workout which will make you feel better.

Steps

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    Know your fitness level. Hardcore athlete? Beginner? You will set up your workout from there.
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    Set up a goal. Maybe it is to walk 3 miles (4.8 km). Or lose 400 calories on the elliptical. Find a goal that is challenging, yet reachable.
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    Divide your time between cardio and strength training. Yes, weights are important! They can make all the difference!
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    Have the right props. Don't have a gym membership? That's okay! Invest in a treadmill, a stationary bike, or just walk around the block or your nearest park. However, do not forget to invest in weights. You can buy some for about 5 dollars.
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    Try to workout everyday in the beginning. It may seem excessive, but soon you will get used to things, and might even enjoy it! Trust me, it will get easier!
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    Push yourself, and try to increase your goals. Finally can do 50 crunches? Aim for 75.
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    Get an iPod, or some music device, or just watch TV. It makes your workout go by faster.
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    Besides music or TV, do not involve yourself in anything else. That is just going to take up time from you receiving your best workout.
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    Try your hardest! Do not slack. Working out shouldn't be slow! If you aren't tired, you just aren't going fast enough

Tips

  • Stretch before and after the workout.
  • Drink a glass of water before you work out and another glass of water after.
  • Do not get disheartened if you don't see immediate change. All things take time, but eventually, you will see results.
  • Get a motivated buddy. You both can help each other reach your daily goals!

Warnings

  • Do not push yourself too hard.

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Categories: Motivation to Exercise