How to Start workout After long peroid of Timeadmin
Would you like to get a little fitter and start exercising more regularly – but don’t know where to start because you’ve been inactive for a long time? Read on.
It doesn’t matter whether your New Year’s resolution is to do more sport again or you would just like to get a little fitter: Getting into a sport routine is not that easy – especially when you are starting from scratch and haven’t done anything for a long time. However, there are a few tricks and food for thought that can make things a little easier and motivate you, have a look:
1. Make a plan
Think about what kind of routine suits you and your everyday life at the moment and what kind of sport you want to do (of course you can also combine different things). Be realistic and take it slow: “If you take on too much too soon, you can quickly feel overwhelmed,” says fitness trainer and physiotherapist Kellie Sikorski in an interview with SELF . “A strict routine can feel like ‘too much’ at some point, which soon makes you want to stop.” Take a close look at how much time you really have available and what can best be integrated into your everyday routine.
2. Set goals
No, we don’t mean a specific number of kilos on the scales, but for example: “In two months I would like to be able to walk up the stairs without having to catch my breath on the 2nd floor”. Maybe “I want to be able to do this yoga pose in a few weeks”. It doesn’t matter if you don’t reach these goals when you want them, but you’ll feel more motivated when you have them and you’ll definitely see progress if you keep at it.
3. Don’t be afraid of beginner exercises
As already mentioned above: Don’t rush! Even if you’ve already grabbed the advanced fitness exercises, you might not necessarily want to start again at the same point. Instead, slow down and try to get back into the fitness routine with workouts that are suitable for beginners. If things are going well, you can of course venture to the “next level” after a while – but stepping on the gas too early can be disappointing and quickly let your sporting ambitions come to nothing.
4. Give yourself time off
Recovery is just as much a part of the sports routine as active training. So take enough time for breaks and don’t just start with a 6-day-a-week routine. Sikorski distinguishes between active rest days – on which you are still actively moving, e.g. B. with a leisurely walk, light stretching exercises or a bike ride – and passive rest days when you don’t leave the couch and binge your favorite series. Both are perfectly acceptable (and necessary!).
5. Take care of your health outside of sports
The fact that you would like to do more sport is great and is good for your general health! What also has a supportive effect is if you also take care of yourself in other areas. That means: Make sure you get enough sleep, feed your body enough nutrients and drink a lot. You shouldn’t neglect your mental health either – too much stress can be quite a burden in the long run.
But the most important thing remains: take it slow! (And if you’d rather watch an episode of Netflix, that’s okay. Maybe a short walk around the block in the evening?)