The hardest part about getting fit is knowing where to start. If you are a beginner, you might not be familiar with the types of workouts that are out there or may be feeling apprehensive about trying something new. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone and you can ease into these fitness routines so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. This article will provide you with tips on how to get fit for beginners, with some suggestions on easy exercises to try so you can learn how to get active comfortably.
Taking the time to sit down and set yourself some goals can go a long way. Remember to be realistic and not expect drastic changes in a short period of time. If you are trying to lose weight, shedding 1 pound a week will be a much more realistic and achievable goal than telling yourself you’re going to lose 1 stone in 2 weeks. When we set the bar too high like this, we set ourselves up for failure. On the other hand, when we set smaller goals, we can celebrate each success and keep ourselves motivated - and we all know how tricky it can be to stay motivated!
Keeping fit and eating healthily go hand in hand. It’s really important that we ensure we are getting the nutrients we need and maintaining a well-balanced diet so that we have the energy to exercise regularly. Here are a few pointers for eating well:
Getting started with being active and keeping motivated can be much easier when you’re not alone. Why not encourage a friend or family member to join you for a run or attend a fitness class together? You can find free fitness classes too - for example, in Bournemouth, Weymouth, Swanage and Poole there are free Park Yoga sessions through the summer to bring the community together. This is an excellent way to feel like you are a part of something bigger and to meet new people who are also focusing on their fitness and wellbeing. Pushing yourself can be challenging, but you will feel a great sense of achievement afterwards as you learn new skills!
To avoid injury, warming up properly before exercise is essential. Before you begin your fitness session, try some gentle stretches such as hip circles or march on the spot - moving your arms in time as you do so. You can warm up and keep fit at home if you would rather gain confidence in a familiar setting to start off with!
Exercise can be exciting and when you have found the right fitness regime for you, it makes keeping active so much easier. One way you can make sure exercise remains fun is by switching up your routine - ensuring that you aren’t simply repeating the same workouts as you may become tired of the same old activities. Take some time each week to plan your exercises so that you’re trying new things and targeting different areas of your body.
Drinking plenty of water is so important when it comes to fitness. This is because when we exercise, our body loses water and nutrients through sweat as our bodies try to keep us cool. Drinking water will ensure we are kept hydrated and replace the fluids we are losing - ultimately, it will keep us performing at our very best and maintain our regular body functions.
We may feel desperate to get fit quick but it’s crucial that we remind ourselves to remain realistic. Pushing yourself too hard will leave you feeling exhausted and you probably won’t form a positive relationship with exercise - not to mention you’ll feel achy and sore following a gruelling workout! If you’re a beginner, you’ll want to start off light and ease your way into fitness routines. Here are a few ideas of what you could try:
If you are at all worried about exercising and your health or you are pregnant, it is recommended that you speak to your GP who can advise you before starting a new routine.
Whether you need some motivation or seeking help to get fit, if you live in Dorset and would like to get active, we’re here to guide you!
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If you live in Dorset and you’re looking for support in getting more active, we’re here to help! Our dedicated team of coaches and advisors will be on hand to help you in becoming more active and to reach your goals. You can register or talk to our friendly team today to help guide you on your journey to keeping fit and healthy.