Are you just starting to work out? Then you might want to be aware of the following important points:
1. Get a Health Checkup in Advance
Before you start an exercise regimen, it’s best to get a health checkup. This is absolutely necessary if you are over 40 or haven’t seen a doctor in a while. If you have a preexisting condition, such as chronic join pain, you might want to consult a knee specialist Dubai before you start jogging for example. If you are worried about anything health related, don’t hesitate to see a doctor in advance.
2. Don’t Work Out on an Empty Stomach
Exercising should be combined with healthy eating if you want your exercising regimen to be beneficial to your long term health. Don’t skip meals and work out. You will not lose weight. When you skip meals, your body goes into low-power mode and becomes energy efficient. This means that when you work out on an empty stomach, you burn fewer calories. Therefore, eat a healthy meal at least 3 hours before your workout session.
3. Combine Cardio with Strength Training
Cardio alone will not help you lose weight. You must increase your muscle mass if you want to keep fat at bay on the long run. Therefore, you must combine cardio exercises with strength training ones like squats, planks and pushups to build muscle and maintain a healthy weight.
4. Stop if it Starts Aching
Exercising in the beginning can be painful. Obviously, you will get sore muscles, which is normal. However, if the soreness persists, or if you get joint aches or experience intense pain, you must seek medical advice immediately. Some exercised could be unsuitable if you have preexisting medical conditions. For example, if you are already suffering from arthritis, you might want to see a knee specialist about going on the treadmill.
5. Take Weekly Breaks
It’s true that you need to exercise almost every day at the start. Almost is the keyword here, not nonstop. You will need to take day or two long breaks between sessions to allow your body to recover and build muscle.
6. Increase Intensity
There’s little point in doing the same exercise for a month. Once you start exercising, your body gets used to that exercise. If you want to keep burning fat and building muscle, you will need to increase the intensity of the exercises that you do. You should increase intensity from the second month onwards, at least every two weeks.
Also, once you start exercising, you will need to eat more healthy proteins to help your body build muscle.