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Before you Begin..

We all know the benefits of exercise, and we are ready to start! Congratulations,, well begun is half done! But before you begin, make sure your check list is marked!!

1. Set the goal

first of all, a very simple but the most important procedure should be finished before you start any exercise, that is to set your goal. Not setting any goal is like shooting a target with a blindfold on, how can you shoot any target when you cant see it?? you should be clear on your mind what do you want to achieve. Set specific and measurable goals.

2. Be Regular

here by regular i don’t mean “daily”, even just 1 or 2 days a week but be consistent for at least a month or two, and then you can increase the days upto 5 days a week, don’t be over enthusiastic to do all the work out in a single week and then do nothing for next 2-3 weeks thats not gonna work. Consistency is important in keeping muscle mass and stimuli of the body.

3. Keep it short and sweet

plan your workout around your schedule, if you dont have time to spend hours in gym, you dont have to even! A short but intense exercise like few rounds of “Surya namaskars” or a short jog on tred mill or skipping ropes, squats etc at home or gym for just 20 mins will give you all the benefits. Dont make time an excuse for not working out.

4. Shine it up

its been found in the research , that those exercise in the morning have greater chances to lose fat, behind it there is a hormone called “Leptin”, which controls fat metabolism. And this hormone responds great when you do exercise in the morning. So if you can manage it, the best time to do exercise is in the morning.

5. Protein:

if you cannot manage to have protein intake, its better not to do any exercise at all. Majority of our body is made up with protein and it takes large part in managing all the metabolic processes too. When you exercise your body goes under tears and wears, so if you are not taking calories and protein, these tears can not be repaired, that means no benefit of exercise if those tears and wears are not addressed. Whey protein has best biological values meaning it can be absorbed well by our body. Ideally it should be taken immediately or atleast within half an hour post workout.

6. Multivitamins

in today’s competitive age, we cant get stress out of our lives easily. These stress, anxieties, late night work, deadlines, frequent travelling takes toll on our body further, we don’t grow our fruits and veggies , it comes to us via cold storage and transports and it loses some of its vitamins before it reach to our plate, so to fulfil our daily dose of vitamins and minerals we should take multivitamin multi-mineral tablets.

7. Exercise wear

your skin should be able breath while you exercise, so always wear comfortable cotton fabric. And the most important tool is the exercise gear like proper sport shoes, as without the proper support , your weight bearing joints like knees and ankles could strain, and in that case exercise would cause damage.
so now check your list, get the things done and get ready to hit the road!!

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