First Time Working Out !!! Dos and Don'ts

Hitting Gym for the first time ! 
Your first time working out is the most important, because it will determine if you will work out again. When you go for working out your goal should be to feel better after your workout than when your started. Here we have some important tips for first timers.

Make sure to Warm Up

Working out can be very much dangerous if you are not properly warmed up. Warming up is very important for fitness beginners because your body is just getting ready to accept the workout routine. Start by doing some light stretching in the major muscle groups that you will be working. Ease into your cardio by not going too hard in the first five or ten minutes; let your muscles warm up and gradually increase your intensity. 

Working out without a Snack.. A big NO .

Many fitness beginners are also trying to lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight and work out, you still need to eat. Try eating a light snack an hour or two hours before you go workout. The general rule is to eat no more than 100 calories per every hour. Everyone is a little bit different, so you will figure out what works best for you. Try something that is easily digestible, like low-fat yogurt or half of a whole wheat bagel with peanut butter. 

First Timers . . .Avoid Doing Cardio and Weights at the beginning

When you work out for the first time you might have so much motivation that you want to do both cardio and weights. Try to refrain from doing both or you will end up feeling very sore later. Try doing only cardio your first time going to the gym. After you have managed to stay consistent with your cardio program for two or three weeks, then add in some weight lifting exercises.

Don’t Push you body too much

Again, your goal for your first time working out is to feel better than when you started. Don’t feel compelled to stay at the gym for two or three hours or work as hard as you possibly can. Try starting off with 20 minutes on the elliptical machine or 20 minutes of swimming laps. If you have extra energy after doing 20 minutes save it for your next workout. The best fitness is built up by putting together quality training sessions over the course of many months and years.

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