Going to the gym is awesome! Chances are if weight loss or fitness is your New Years Resolution then you likely haven’t worked out in a long time. It can also be really overwhelming if you have been out of the gym for a significant amount of time.
Check out these 3 tips that will make the transition a lot easier:
1. Start Stretching, NOW!
Mobility plays a key role in keeping your body healthy and ready for exercise. Not only will you feel better but it also helps to prevent injury. Starting to stretch before you start working out can help your body start remembering what those muscles feel like to be used! I would try to stretch for at least 10 minutes a day, and switch up body groups daily.
2. Start Eating Better
If you try to do some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) after eating cheeseburgers, you’re gonna have a bad time. For 3 days before you go to the gym for the first time, start eating healthier more nutrient rich food. Your body will use the nutrients you gave it and make sure your workout is awesome! I’ve worked out eating unhealthy food and worked out eating healthy food, the healthy food actually makes working out FEEL easier. I promise.
3. Drink Water!
If you haven’t been paying very close attention to your health, chances are you are under hydrated (most people are, don’t feel too bad about it). Start drinking water throughout the day. You’ll be a little bloated at first but trust me you’ll sweat it all out anyway during your workout!
Going to the gym for the first time in a long time can be pretty intimidating. Now you have 3 things you can do before that time comes to make the transition go smoother.
Happy Fitness everyone!