5 Tips For Getting Back In Shape
A few minutes of fun workouts every day – can make a huge difference to both your physical and mental health!
1. When Looking To Get Back Into Shape, Take It Slow
It can be tempting to just go back to what you were doing before your break. Resist that urge because it’s a good way to get injured. Start slowly. If you were a runner, return by starting with walking and building through a jog to a run. If you did weight training, reduce weights to around half of the weight you lifted before your break. Extend your warm-up and cool down to protect muscles and joints from injury. As your fitness builds, usually around the six-week mark, you can add more workouts per week and increase the time spent exercising.
2. Celebrate Small Victories
Reward yourself when you successfully complete a workout, reach a goal, or simply show up on a day when you didn’t feel like it. Get yourself a new workout outfitl or have a decadent smoothie. You deserve it. Also, write down your activities. This not only holds you accountable but is a reminder of your accomplishments.
3. Stay Flexible
One key to staying fit over the long haul is to incorporate flexibility training and non-impact aerobic activity into your routines. Something like yoga will get you well on your way to building more flexible joints. And non-impact aerobic activities like elliptical gliding can be great for maintaining cardio. These activities will help you burn calories and fat, build muscle, and strengthen bones, all while protecting the joints from unnecessary pounding.
4. Find Follow Along Videos on Youtube
These days there are so many fitness options. It can get overwhelming. But a good way of bringing structure to your routines and clarifying your goals is to find someone who you enjoy following on YouTube. Let them help you plan your workouts. You’ll feel better about how you’re spending your time. Need help with some workout ideas? Check out our follow along FlexFixx videos.
5. Have Fun!
Not every workout is going to be amazing. Some are going to just be hard work. But there are ways to keep it a fun even if you didn’t have your best legs that day. Some ideas:
- Listen to music or an audiobook while working out
- Make plans with gym friends after working out
- Watch a favorite movie or TV show while on the treadmill
- Try a new class
Taking Your First Step To A Healthier You
The whole idea behind Flexfixx is less is more. People shouldn’t have to pay thousands of dollars in gym equipment or have unnecessary weight benches, and ellipticals cluttering their homes or collecting dust.
You should be able to simplify your workout routine, and pare down to just a few items that allow you to look and feel your best. That’s why the founders of Flexfixx created a portable home gym, and a minimal line of fitness accessories.
Flexfixx portable gym can easily replace everything you have in your home gym!