Lose weight and feel your best with a fitness routine
Being on a weight loss journey - you know that it takes hard work and dedication. But one of the best things you can do for yourself is to start a fitness routine. Exercise not only helps you burn calories and lose weight, but it also has a host of other health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, stronger bones and muscles, and reduced stress levels.
Starting a fitness routine can be daunting, especially if you’re not used to exercising. But relax - you don’t have to start off running marathons or lifting weights like a bodybuilder. Even a little bit of exercise is better than none.
Remember, any amount of exercise is better than none. So start small and gradually build up your fitness routine over time. Read on for how to start a fitness routine that’s safe and effective for you.
On Your MarksMaybe fitness isn’t on your mind, or maybe you’re looking for easier ways to boost your metabolism. Toning and building muscle helps many aspects of your physiology, along with baseline cardiovascular “cardio” workouts to round out the mix.
Always remember your health and safety are first and foremost. Do not do anything you aren’t comfortable with and stop if feeling pain or unease.
Before you jump in, consult with your doctor on any limitations to your fitness goals as pertain to your current well-being.
Choose activities you enjoy
If you don’t enjoy your workouts, you’re less likely to stick with them. So choose activities that you find fun and motivating. There are endless possibilities to choose from, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, dancing, yoga, and kickboxing.
… and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. Trying to do too much too soon you’ll more likely get injured or discouraged. Start with shorter, easier workouts and gradually increase the intensity and duration as you get stronger.
Set realistic goals
You won’ lose weight overnight. Set realistic goals for yourself, such as losing 1-2 pounds per week. This will help you stay motivated and on track. Coupling this with your weight loss guidance from Dr Aron is the best fit.
Research shows that lifestyle changes are necessary for both weight loss and for maintenance of weight loss. We at Dr. Aron Medical Weight Loss Center want you to not only take the weight off, we want you to keep it off, so yes, some lifestyle changes will need to happen. [Dr Aron] will discuss with you ways to make small changes that fit in with your busy lifestyle.
Help choosing and using your fitness style
- How to Motivate Yourself into Daily Fitness
- Choosing Fitness for Fun
- How Many Steps is Enough?
- 5 Simple Ways to Stay Slim (not Sedentary) at Home
Make Bigger Moves:
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How you workout targets different goals
- Tone Muscle and Burn Fat You need to perform five sets of 12-20 reps using a light weight, followed by a rest period of 30-90 seconds between sets.
- Increase Strength and Build Muscle You need to perform five sets of 2-6 reps using a heavy weight, separated with a rest period of 3-5 minutes between sets. To ensure you have work a good range of muscles alternate the exercises on the different days.
- Always do abs and add cardio to your daily mix
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Remember you can always log your fitness in your patient portal lifestyle journal, or synch your fitbit or apple watch to have this done automatically. Learn more or start now at WeightLossNYC.com
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