5 Steps to Establish a Workout Routine for Better Health

By on May 1, 2014
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By Andrea Warshaw-Wernick –

There aren’t many guarantees in life but working out can be one. By working out, you can see and control your results. And with bathing suit season just around the corner, there’s no better time to hit the gym and start integrating exercise into your every day life.

Being physically active has to become a part of your daily routine if you want to really see results. Remember, if we look good, we feel good. Set yourself up to succeed by starting your fitness routine on the right foot. Here are some steps you should take to get yourself on a good workout routine and to see – and feel – maximum results.

1.) Know your body clock before beginning a new workout program. This is the most important tip. Try to work out at the time you have the most energy. If you’re a morning person, work out early in the day. The reverse works if you’re a night person: train in the afternoon or evening. Working out while you have the most energy will yield the best results!

2.) Find great free music to workout to. Download the Pandora radio station to any smart phone and “get moving”. I like the “House Music Station” for my cardio workouts.

3.) Try to do your weights workout first. Weight training should be done first, because it’s a higher intensity exercise compared to cardio. Once again, it’s best to train when you have the most energy!

4.) Cardio exercise should be the last thing you do at the gym because it helps your body recover by increasing blood flow to the muscles and flushing out lactic acid, which builds up in the muscles while you’re weight training. It’s the lactic acid that makes your muscles feel stiff and sore.

5.) Don’t forget to stretch afterward! Stretching is just as important as cardio and resistance training. Your muscles will be better prepared to receive exercise when they’ve been properly stretched, plus it will help you avoid getting hurt. We don’t want that!

And of course, Hydrate, Hydrate Hydrate! You should begin to hydrate an hour before you work out, during and after you exercise. This is not only a valuable workout it but a must healthy body life tip, as well!

 

 

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About Andrea Warshaw Wernick

New York City lifestyle and anti aging coach, Andrea Warshaw Wernick is dedicated to helping mature women live better. Find Andrea and her dream team of experts on her informational website, (http://fabatanyage.com/fabulousforever/)Andrea's tips and advice on beauty, health, fitness and relationships are inspirational. Her number one tip is to "keep on moving" to look and feel your best.

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5 Steps to Establish a Workout Routine for Better Health