- Slow and steady wins the race. If you've had a sedentary winter, try walking a few times a week before gradually adding more activity. By slowly adding intensity to your workouts, you'll help to avoid injuries.
- Two is better than one. Find a partner you can work out with each day. Whether it's your best friend, next door neighbor or your dog, having someone to exercise with holds you accountable to yourself and to your partner.
- Keep a journal. Start writing down your workout activities. You might include the day of the week you worked out, amount of time you exercised, the activity you took part in and how you were feeling that day. This allows you to go back to see what activities worked best for you and also helps you track your progress.
- Have fun! Be sure to integrate activities that you enjoy such as biking, hiking or swimming. This will help ensure you keep on the workout track without getting bored with your routine.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Kick Start Your Spring Fitness Routine