Our top 3 tips when getting stuck into fitness
Hey Keep fitters! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day, let's talk about 3 awesome tips you beginners can implement into your day to help progress closer to your goals!
Tip number 1 - up your daily water intake!
Our bodies are made up of around 70-80% water.
This makes it HUGELY important to stay hydrated and ensure we have enough to keep that percentage high. If not, we risk causing ourselves dehydration, and that brings a whole host of negative effects and problems.
The body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, which is why it's important to re-hydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.
Your body uses water in all of its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions.
Tip number 2 - listen to your body before, during and after working out
What we mean by this is if you feel any discomfort, pains, dull aches or anything out of the norm, take a break to assess exactly what it is.
Some aches and pains, especially post workout, can be avoided by taking it easy and making sure we don't push too hard too soon or train too often at the start.
A good example of training too often could be doing the same exercises progressively everyday.
This will cause stress and eventually inflammation of the joints and this can lead to an injury or set back.
So we want to make sure we monitor our workouts (in your Keep Fit Eat Fit membership portal) to ensure we steer clear of unwanted negative issues.
Tip number 3 - getting enough sleep!
Studies show that we need to try and get between 7 and 8 hours of good quality sleep each and every night.
This makes sure we fully recover from the stresses of day to day life, recover adequately from exercise, allow our brain to re-set and take a breather, plus so much more.
When it comes down to seasonal illnesses such as colds and flu, constant headaches etc, a lot of the symptoms have been linked to lack of good quality sleep.
Sleep is where our bodies grow, recover and replenish.
For those who exercise often, or those who travel on foot or by bike to work, or just those who lead busy hectic lifestyles, 8 hours of sleep per night is the goal.
A few of Scott's tips to improve sleep are:
- get ready for 30 mins before sleeping
- cut out any light coming through the windows/curtains
- drink a pint of water 60 mins before sleeping
As a taster for what you can expect in one of our memberships, you can download a free video below now, where I show you how to do one of the most effective and essential exercises of all - the basic squat. Enjoy!
And you can read more on the subject of fitness for beginners here.