How to Get Started

Posted: June 6, 2013 in My Take
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Well if you are already searching in the internet on how to have a more active lifestyle, you have already done step 1. Which is acknowledging that exercising is important to your overall well being.  So here are things that would be beneficial to your journey to a healthier life. It worked for me, so I would it would help for others.

  1. Acknowledge that exercise is important to your overall health.
  2. Make the time. As hard as that may sound, results require some level of dedication and commitment. If you can only workout for 30 minutes twice a week. Then for those 30 minutes, you will need to give it your best.
  3. Set some goals. Whats your goal by googling “how to start an active lifestyle”? What do you want to do? Do you want to lose weight, get stronger, both or be a bodybuilding or Olympic champion? Maybe not an Olympic champion… but you can certainly FEEL like one!  Whatever your goal, keep it on your mind and keep it simple. Try not to add to many goals all at once. Especially if you are just beginning.
  4. Decide where to train. If you want to workout at home you need to ask yourself some questions. Do you have what you need to accomplish your goal? Will you be focused enough if you do train at home? Will you need to buy equipment? Do you have space for equipment?  If you want to train at the gym, you need to think about if the gym hours will best fit your schedule and if they have the equipment that you want. Also think about the atmosphere of the facility.
  5. Reevaluate Your Diet. What you eat will directly influence your goals. Whether it be that you want to gain some weight or loss some weight.
  6. Seek Help. Before starting an exercise routine or taking any supplements, seek advice from a professional; doctor, physical therapist, sport medicine professional, dietitian.  You never know what ailment you might have that could be become worse because of exercise or a change in diet.

That’s about it for now. I am sure I will think of other stuff later. These things helped me and hopefully this will be able to help others out as well.

Average Joe

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