How To Get Started With Exercise | Stephen Coleclough
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How To Get Started With Exercise

How To Get Started With Exercise

It can be very difficult to get started with exercise, especially if you are not someone who has a lot of experience with fitness or sports.

However, with the correct guidance and the right mindframe, there’s no need for getting started with exercise to be a daunting thought.

In fact, you can make it enjoyable and manageable.

Here are some things to bear in mind:

Build everything up slowly

There’s no point in starting out with anything too extreme, as you’ll soon find yourself tired and unmotivated.

Instead, build everything up slowly.

Gradually increase the amount of time you are exercising for and the frequency, as well as the difficulty of the workouts.

Change things up

Exercising can become dull and boring, especially if you are doing the same thing over and over again.

Instead of doing the same workout routine, change it up and try something new.

This will help to keep things enjoyable and fun.

Find an activity you enjoy

It can be difficult to get into the routine of exercising, so choose an activity that you enjoy doing.

Whether it’s a workout class or joining a sports team, enjoying the exercise will help you to remain enthusiastic and motivated.

Don’t expect results overnight

A lot of people get started with exercise as a way to lose weight or tone up, which is great.

However, don’t expect noticeable results overnight.

These things take time and exercising is something that needs to be stuck at.

Set yourself realistic goals

Before getting started with exercise, set yourself realistic goals.

Rather than aiming for anything too out of reach, aim for simple goals.

For example, you could aim to exercise three times a week or you could aim to master a certain weightlifting goal within the first month.

When it comes to exercise, it’s best to start things off at a manageable pace.

Otherwise, you run the risk of pushing yourself too hard and becoming discouraged.

Instead of setting out to become the next fitness superstar, find an exercise you enjoy and build yourself up to more.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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