It’s no secret that being active and exercising is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. It’s important for beginners to get in a routine of exercising regularly and being active. There are a number of different workout routines you can do and a lot of things to keep in mind when deciding what yours will be. Injury prevention is extremely important as many beginners tend to get hurt when working out for the first time.
For beginners, it’s recommended that you start slow and give your body time to get used to exercising. Aim for 3-4 days a week of light exercise to start. This can be a mix of cardio and strength training. The beginning stages are all about getting used to working out regularly and being active. Once you feel comfortable, you can increase the intensity of your workouts and the duration. Try to mix cardio and strength training for optimal results, instead of choosing just one option.
It’s crucial to make sure you are taking care of your body, regardless of how often you exercise. Beginners especially tend to injure themselves because they push themselves too hard, don’t stretch, or aren’t prepared to workout.
Keep these things in mind when preparing your body to engage in physical activity:
If you ever suffer any minor injuries due to physical activity, please call us. We are highly experienced with injury care and have treated thousands of patients suffering from numerous different injuries. Our advanced Physical Therapy center is also an option for those who might be suffering from chronic problems due to running, strength training, etc. We have three different locations in South Florida and you can reach us at 561-967-6500.