Here are some amazing tips for you to remain healthy and fit, physically as well as mentally.
Prepare your body for the workout
Always begin your workout with a warm-up. Warming up appropriately (that is, moving enough to raise your body temperature) ensures that your body is ready to withstand the stress of physical activity safely.
Don’t jeopardize your safety
If you’re sick or feel overly tired, don’t exercise. If you’re unwell, physical exercise may aggravate your condition, and if you’re severely exhausted, it may put you in danger of injury.
Organize the space where you’ll be working out
Keep your workout area clean and clutter-free. Replace the weights on the rack. Hang the towels up again. Allowing your workout space to become a makeshift obstacle course can increase your risk of injury (e.g., tripping, falling, etc).
Understand how to carry out the numerous activities that make up your training routine. If you’re going to use equipment, be sure you follow the manufacturer’s directions.
Have a game plan
Establish an accurate baseline for your current level of fitness, and then develop a sound (i.e., safe, efficient, and successful) plan for achieving your fitness objectives based on that assessment. Keep in mind that your strategy is a living organism. As a result, put it in writing and revisit it on a regular basis to see if any changes are necessary.
Proceed with caution
Never try to take on too much at once. Start slowly when you initially start exercising, then gradually increase the amount you exercise as your body adapts.
Use your lungs
Never hold your breath while working out, especially while lifting weights. While exercising, holding your breath can produce an increase in inner thoracic (inner rib cage) pressure, which can prevent blood from returning to your heart. This movement can also reduce the amount of blood flow (and hence oxygen) to the rest of your body.
When you’re exercising, don’t ignore what your body is trying to tell you if you’re doing too much. Always pay attention to such cues (e.g., sharp pain, dizziness, nausea, etc). If you surpass your body’s ability to adapt to the amount of physical stress inflicted on it, having a “warrior” mindset will not protect you.
Don’t let the forces overwhelm you
When strength training, keep the speed of the weights you’re lifting under control. Dropping or throwing the weight places an excessive amount of load force on the skeletal joints of your body. Your body is subject to the same adage. Minimize the amount of bouncing and explosive motions.
Know what to do if you require assistance. If you go to a health/fitness club, be informed of the facility’s emergency plan and where important safety items are kept (e.g., first aid equipment, antiepileptic drugs, etc). Also, be aware of the position of the nearest phone for assistance and the phone number to call to acquire it. Work out with a friend or a personal trainer whenever possible.