Exercise or training is a physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for conditioning any part of the body. Training is used to improve health, maintain fitness, and is vital as a means of physical rehabilitation. If you are coming back from a long period of inactivity or you are new to exercise then, here are the tips on preparing your Body for Exercise.
There are things that you need to do before you start your physical activity, to make sure that it will be beneficial and will not cause injury or pain,
Preparing yourself for Exercise
If you came from an injury diagnosed with muscle, bone, or joint problems, an existing heart condition, and other medical conditions, then you need to seek advice from your doctor if you can continue with such actions. Doing these will make you at ease with the Exercise that you will do and making it safe for you to do it.
Setting goals for your Exercise
Why would you like to exercise? What is your goal? There are various reasons why you need to start, but making this goal will make your Exercise more effective. Setting goals gives you something to look forward to, and you will know how do you progress on a period. It is good that you will find a list of things that you will achieve once you start your physical activity, why Exercise is beneficial, in that way, you will have a mindset to move forward every day and doing so will keep your body prepare for Exercise.
Get a Good Sleep
Sleep for 7-8 hours every day, make it a habit. There are numerous benefits of sleeping. A goodnight’s sleep will give you the energy to finish all your tasks in a day. Sleep early every day, and it will not just prepare your body for the strenuous exercise, it will also upgrade your lifestyle to the next level.
Start your Physical Activity Gently
Do not rush yourself to do arduous routine, most notably when you were inactive for a long time. Take it easy; make it simple. Your body is still adjusting. Start gently with short sessions and that you can manage, progress slowly, increase the length and intensity of your exercise session gradually, Pushing your self to the limit, in the beginning, can bring injury or discomfort. It will also affect your next day’s session because you are unable to make a physical activity.
Do not start your physical activity with an empty stomach neither with a heavy meal. Eat healthy carbs such as whole-grain cereals, whole-wheat toast, low-fat or fat-free yogurt, whole grain pasta, brown rice, fruits, and vegetables. Eating this food will fuel you up to two(2) hours. Make sure that you are hydrated. Doing an exercise with an empty stomach is like driving a car on empty.
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