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Beginners Guide To Fitness


If you're ready to ditch your lazy days in front of the TV, and to really get motivated with pregnancy fitness, you need to learn the basics. First, congratulations on wanting to be fit and healthy for your pregnancy, and to stay in shape! Now that you've decided to get fit, where do you start? There's so much information out there new diet tips, supplements that promise to help you tone, and studies on food and nutrition. Beginners can easily get confused, but don't worry. Follow these tips and you'll be a fitness pro in no time!

Get off the couch. All you need to do to start your fitness routine is get moving. Honestly, that's it! Stand up, put down the remote, and walk out your front door. Keep walking. See how easy it is? Start off slowly so your body can adjust to this new routine, and each day, walk a little bit further. Not only will you be burning calories, you'll also be getting your heart pumping and increasing your cardiovascular health.

Stretch your muscles. Once you're walking longer distances, you'll need to prepare your body and add something to your fitness routine. Don't forget to stretch your muscles before and after your workout hamstrings and chest muscles get the tightest when you're not exercising them, so make use of exercises that use those areas.

Get your diet on track. Fitness trainers claim that 80% of what your body looks like is what you eat! So, if you're gorging on burgers and fries, it's going to show! So, cut out the fast food from your diet, eat five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day, and break your three large meals into four or five smaller ones to increase your metabolism.

Join a local gym. Once you've started your fitness routine at home, it's time to head to your local gym. Find a convenient location that you can go to, and stick to it. You should be going at least three times a week, doing both a resistance training program and a cardio program.

Find a workout buddy. It's always easier to get motivated if you have a friend with you, so find a buddy who has similar fitness goals, and make a commitment to meet at least three times a week to work out.

That's really all you need to kick start your workout plan! Making the decision to get fit is the first step, and I wish you luck in your fitness quest!

 


 
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