ARE YOU TOO OLD TO START WORKING OUT?

Maybe you spent your 20’s playing video games and your 30’s watching reality television. Now your doctor is reminding you about blood pressure, diabetes, and other health issues. But is it too late to get fit? Many of our clients assumed they were beyond help. The reality is, it’s never too late to start! Regardless of your age, your body will almost always benefit if you increase physical activity—especially if you’ve had a sedentary lifestyle.

Tips To Working Out More
  • Talk to your doctor first, especially if you have medical issues. Before starting any workout routine, make sure you’re healthy enough for the exercises you want to try. If you have specific medical concerns, your doctor can also suggest exercise that will be safe and effective for you.
  • Find a personal trainer. If you’ve never worked out before, getting started can be intimidating. A personal trainer can help you get in to a new working out routine, provide motivation, and show you how to workout properly to maximize results and avoid injuries.
  • Choose activities that appeal to you. If the thought of huffing and puffing on the treadmill makes you cringe, opt for group fitness classes or swimming laps instead. If you participate in activities you like, you’re more likely to stick with your fitness plan over the long term.
  • Be patient with yourself. You’re not going to be a marathon runner overnight! Work with your personal trainer to set realistic goals—and not only for weight loss. Give yourself benchmarks for physical performance, such as adding more weight to your strength training routine or reaching a certain distance on your daily run.
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CREATING ROUTINES WITH WEIGHT LOSS COLUMBUS

Most of us approach weight loss pretty ambitiously. We decide to clean out the pantry and resolve to hit the gym six days a week. Or maybe we resolved that a few months ago and our weight loss efforts have petered out. Sometimes, starting out slowly is really the way to success, and that’s certainly true when it comes to losing weight and establishing a healthy routine.

Our Bodies Love Routine – Use It To Increase Weight Loss Columbus

As humans, we develop habits because they make life easier. When you have a habit, you don’t have to think about that component of your life anymore—you just do your usual routine. For example, if you always go home, feed the cat, and turn on the television, you no longer have to think about what to do when you get home from work. But what happens when you change that routine? First, your body and mind may feel confused, and it’s easy to drift back into your regular routine. Change too many things at once, and your body can go into a total tailspin!

Introduce Change Gradually

Rather than completely upending all your routines, opt to change one element at a time. This strategy will allow you to focus wholly on each change and really make it a part of your lifestyle.

  • Commit to two days a week at the gym. Two days a week is a reasonable place to start, and it’s enough activity to jump-start your weight loss Columbus.
  • Once that’s done, start making dietary changes. Again, introduce one change at a time to avoid shocking your system and undermining your own success.
  • As you get more comfortable with a healthy routine, up your days at the gym over time until you reach the desired number of workouts per week.
  • Eventually you’ll also get comfortable even with your fitness routine itself. When this happens, you’ll want to shake up your routine with new activities or a different approach to fitness.

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