Most of us know of how invigorated exercising makes us feel, how beneficial it is for our health, both physically and emotionally, and yet we often struggle with the motivation needed to get us up and moving. Springtime is a season during which we find ourselves longing to be outdoors, to catch the sweet scent of fresh blooms, and enjoy the cool breezes and temperate weather that has begun to emerge.
What better time than now to breathe fresh life into your dormant exercise routine? Let springtime be your exercise inspiration and take your exercise program outdoors.
If it has been awhile since your last work out, and you are looking forward to getting back in shape, here are some tips to follow to prepare yourself for your new exercise regimen:
- Determine what your fitness goals are. Is weight loss a part of your objective? Are you looking to increase flexibility or build muscle? Having set goals will enable you to measure your progress. When you see the progress you make, it motivates you to stick with it.
Other important factors to consider when taking your exercise routine outdoors is if you are an allergy sufferer, determine the steps you will need to take to prevent allergy attacks from hampering your workouts. Perhaps your doctor can prescribe an allergy medication or recommend an effective one that is offered over the counter. Also, review your health plan and make sure you are properly covered for any injuries you may incur while exercising. If you need assistance in obtaining a new health plan or have questions about your existing policy, visit mhginsurance.com. Or, call MHG Insurance at 954 828 – 1819 and speak with one of our knowledgeable insurance representatives. MHG Insurance Brokers cares about its clients, and encourages everyone to exercise safely and enjoy the beautiful spring season.
- Develop your own pace. If you are just beginning to exercise, begin carefully and progress gradually. If you have an injury or health condition such as high blood pressure, see your doctor first for guidance with identifying your fitness goals and choosing the appropriate type of exercise plan that you can safely participate in.
- Make it a regular part of your routine. Finding the time to exercise can be tough when juggling other responsibilities on a daily basis. Review what your typical day is like, and schedule time for exercise the way you would any appointment.
- Change it up. Incorporate different exercises into your routine. Doing the same activities repeatedly will lead to exercise burn out. In addition, you will want to focus on different parts of your body each time, giving your other muscles time to heal after a work out.
- Create a balanced routine. Be sure your exercise program includes aerobic activity as well as strength training. Generally, a healthy adult should aim for 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week to maintain cardiovascular health.