The Level Headed Fitness Regimen

The Level Headed Fitness RegimenGetting back into shape can be a daunting thought and much more regarding action, but if you’re going to jump into a fitness regimen after a long period of inactivity, you’ll need to do so with a level headed approach or you could end up in major trouble.

Before engaging in any form of fitness regimen you should consult your doctor. Your doctor will know what you should and shouldn’t be doing. They may also recommend other specialists like nutritionists and so on, so that you’ll get well rounded advice across the board. This is a great way to start and also, keep a journal with statistics so that your doctor and specialists can review what you’ve been doing and they’ll be able to tell at a glance the best direction for you to go.

Don’t take armchair advice from anyone. They’re not professionals and could convince you to engage in actions that could be detrimental to your overall well being. Study and apply and consult. Don’t compare yourself with others either. You are an individual and specific in design. What worked for your brother or cousin may not work for you.

Next is setting up the schedule for working out. Only you will know what’s best for you and this will take some experimentation. You’ll need to start out in the morning. See how it works out for you. If it invigorates you and you’re not fatigued for the daily activities, then this is your time slot. Other people workout at lunch or dinner time and others just before bed. Some even have split sessions, with a workout in the morning and one in the evening. Don’t overdo it, just take it easy and find out what’s best for you.

Use the right equipment and clothing. If you’re going to run, get running shoes. They’re engineered to maximize efficiency and safety. If using weights, have a mat on the floor to prevent slipping and noise. Your fitness equipment should come from a reputable company and not be second hand. It’s hard to resist that name brand equipment on sale for cheap second hand, but it might not have a warranty and it might have flaws that could lead to injury. Remember, you’re investing in your health and that should be worth every dollar you invest.

Do all exercises right. Don’t try to innovate. Study or get training from professionals. Most gyms have classes and just one class can set you on the right path. There are a plethora of exercises and equipment and it may take time for you to find what’s best for you.
Finally, leave some time for recovery. Rest is a major part of fitness as the body has to recover and repair itself. Muscle grows because during exercise it gets torn and then rebuilds itself with more muscle thus making it grow. Having enough rest is essential to this process.

So once again, being level headed about fitness will get you the goals you’re looking for safely and soundly.

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About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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