Best Exercise Tips to Lose Weight

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When you’re ready to create new workout routines, having the best exercise tips to lose weight will help you create a successful plan.  From beginning to end each tip will put you in the right frame of mind to have the best workout possible.  Please read all the exercise tips so you can be aware of what to do and what not to do.

Get checked out.  If you have any concerns about starting a new exercise program or workout routines, check with your doctor first.  She will advise of any exercises that will benefit you and those that may injury you.  Once you have the all clear, get out and get healthy!

Always Begin with a Warm Up.  Warming up your muscles is an important part of all workout routines.  Stretching will help prevent damage to muscle tissue.  It also gets your blood flowing and your heart pumping.  Five minutes of stretching will start your exercise session off on the right foot.

Start slow!  If you’ve never worked out or haven’t done so in a long time start out slow.  Walking for about 30 minutes each day will do wonders for your circulation, heart rate, sleeping habits and burning calories.

Keep a journal.  Keep track of when you exercise, what kind of exercises you do and for how long you exercise.  This will help you identify which routines are working for and which ones are not.  Then modify your schedule based on what’s working.

Schedule your exercise time. Setting a specific time each day or specific days to exercise will create a normal routine for your body.  You will get used to working out and in no time it will be a normal habit.

Don’t go it alone.  Almost everything in life is better when done with someone else.  Workout routines are no different.  Enlist the assistance of your spouse, significant other, best friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member.  The time will fly by!

Create simple goals.  Each day try to improve your quality of life by doing something effective.  It can be as simple as walking 30 minutes.  Check out more tips on the best way to lose weight.

Set attainable goals.  Make sure you have an exercise, weight loss or health improvement plan.  Without goals you won’t know what you’re trying to achieve.  This will give you something to look forward to and make you accountable for reaching those goals.  Start small and gradually increase your goals based on your progress.

Do Something You Enjoy.  Don’t feel you have to create strenuous workout routines that are burdensome or overwhelming.  You can start out small or just do something simple, easy and maybe even fun.  Walking, dancing, bike riding and even cleaning house are all easy ways to keep it close to home.

Eat three meals a day. If you don’t eat regularly, you will cave in to snacking.  This will make you sluggish, cranky and unmotivated to exercise.  The benefits of eating regular meals also include having energy to work out.

Reward yourself!  There’s nothing like positive reinforcement.  No matter how small the reward, treat yourself to something nice when you reach your work out goals.  Treats can include a massage, a new item of clothing or even a delicious fruit smoothie.

Energize with exercise!  If you’re feeling run down, unmotivated, or just plain old tired remember that exercising will give you energy.  It’s kind of a catch 22, but the more effort you put in, the more results you’ll get.  A long day at work, at school or home with the kids and wear you out.  Not to mention any stress you might be dealing with.  Commit to just 30 minutes each day of walking around you block and you will feel the difference.

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What are some of your favorite exercise tips?  Share what has worked for you so others reading this page will benefit from the great tips.

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Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson tries to enjoy the simple things in life and writes for the Lifestyle category on Quality Life Resources. Living in the small New England town of Norwalk, CT, she looks forward to the warm summer months. To submit your own article for my category, please click HERE. View all Self Improvement articles.