Marching into Fitness: Tips for Starting a New Workout Routine

If you’re motivated to start a new workout routine, that’s great! Here are a few tips to help you get started on the right foot.

  1. Set realistic goals. It’s important to set goals that you can realistically achieve. If your goal is to lose 50 pounds in two weeks, that’s probably not going to happen. But if your goal is to lose 2 pounds each week for the next month, that’s a much more achievable goal.
  2. Find an activity that you enjoy. If you hate running, don’t make that your primary form of exercise. Find an activity that you can stick with long-term. Maybe you enjoy walking, biking, or swimming.
  3. Make a plan. Once you know what your goals are and what activity you enjoy, it’s time to make a plan. How often are you going to exercise? What days of the week? What time of day? How long will you exercise for? Write down your plan and make sure to stick to it.
  4. Start slow. If you’re not used to exercising, don’t try to do too much too soon. Start with moderate intensity and gradually increase as you get more comfortable.

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