That’s a question that people ask themselves in order to begin their fitness journey. There are three important aspects to consider when determining the right exercise program for yourself:
- Listen to your doctor: As always, before beginning any new exercise program, you want to consult with your physician. Schedule a physical to help determine any limitations you may have during exercise and listen to those recommendations. It’s also important to listen to your body. If you have previous experience with an exercise program, ask yourself which exercises did not feel good on your body. Remember to distinguish the difference between discomfort and pain. Although exercise can often feel uncomfortable, feeling physical pain during an exercise may be an indication that it’s not a good fit for your body. So if an exercise program you have done in the past caused you pain in your back or knees, then you may consider finding a different type of workout program.
- Educate yourself: Research the various workout programs you see on TV, online, or through word of mouth. Educate yourself by learning what types of benefits different programs can offer. Choose a program based on your fitness. So for example, if your goal is to increase your cardiovascular endurance, then you would look for a program that offers that specific benefit. If you want to build muscular strength, you probably wouldn’t want to do a mind/body program. The only way you will know which program will be the best fit is by doing your research.
- Find something fun: You have to find something that motivates you to do the workout every single day. Watch clips online, talk to other fitness friends, or ask myself or another fitness coach. Figure out what looks appealing and fun to you. If the exercise program isn’t fun, you won’t push play!
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