Exercising is important and it's never too late to start.
In this blog post, we'll cover the basics of exercising for beginners:
why exercising on a regular basis is so important, what are some good exercises for beginners, how do I set up an exercise routine at home, tips and tricks for staying motivated when exercising; as well as the benefits of weightlifting versus cardio routines.
We'll also be covering whether you should eat before or after your workout.
Why is it Important to Exercise on a Regular Basis
Exercising on a regular basis is important for many reasons.
It's good for your heart, it keeps you fit and strong reduces stress levels, and can help with anxiety or depression.
You'll also find exercise to be an instant mood boost because endorphins are released in the brain when exercising which makes us feel happier.
People who exercise regularly also have better mental health, sleep quality and experience less pain.
Exercising on a regular basis will help you maintain your weight-loss goals if that is what you're trying to do as well;
exercising frequently can actually reduce the likelihood of gaining more body fat in between dieting periods thanks to increased calorie burn which encourages faster metabolism.
Exercising is especially important for people who are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, or any other chronic illness.
Just make sure to talk to your doctor before you start exercising if you are someone who is at risk for any of these illnesses.
What Are Some Good Exercises for Beginners?
There are many exercises that you can do as a beginner to get started exercising.
For example, one of the most popular is walking and it's an excellent way to start exercising because there doesn't need any equipment or skills required.
Swimming is another good exercise for beginners because you don't need much more than a swimming suit and some chlorine.
Biking is also an excellent option for beginners because it's a low-impact exercise that can be done indoors or outside.
Another good option is exercising with equipment such as weightlifting, exercising on an elliptical machine, or stretching.
If you want to start exercising with equipment then the best option is a personal trainer because they will customize your routine to what you want and need.
How Do I Start an Exercise Routine at Home?
There are a few things that you can do as soon as possible to start exercising at home:
set up sometime during the day where you'll be exercising (consider using a timer to remind yourself), choose an exercise or two that you'll be doing, and make sure to find some workout clothes before starting so you have them on hand.
If you're exercising at home then this is a good time to start getting your workout playlist ready as well.
You don't need a lot of space to exercise at home, but it's best if you can find a room with enough space for exercising.
The room should have the equipment you use, as well as a door that can be closed for privacy.
Make sure your workout space is large enough to do the exercising without feeling cramped.
Tips and Tricks for Staying Motivated When Exercising
Motivation is key when exercising and there are many different ways to stay motivated.
For example, one of the best ways that I've found is by having an exercise partner who can work out with you and go on runs or walks.
You could also try exercising in a group setting such as a class or fitness studio where someone else will be motivating you.
Another way to stay motivated is by exercising with a friend or family member – either before them which will make you more likely to go, or after where you can encourage each other and chat about your day while walking around the block together.
Here are 5 more useful tips and tricks for staying motivated when exercising:
- Exercising when it's convenient, not just after work or on weekends
- Make a list of all the reasons you want to exercise and keep them handy
- Plan your workouts in advance and make them as fun as possible
- Exercising with a personal trainer who will push you to work harder
- Exercising in an interval training style will help you stay motivated
The Benefits of Weightlifting vs Cardio Routines
There are many benefits when it comes to weightlifting versus cardio routines.
Weightlifting helps build muscle and can burn calories even when exercising is done at rest, whereas doing a lot of cardio will only increase your heart rate but not help with building muscles or burning more fat.
Doing weightlifting exercises also has been shown to be beneficial for mental health, boost mood levels, and reduces the risk of injury during exercising.
On the other hand, many people who do a lot of cardio will overuse their joints and can suffer from injuries such as shin splints, runner's knee, or plantar fasciitis.
Weightlifting is also an excellent way to start exercising because it doesn't need any equipment or skills required and can be done at home or in public.
Cardio is a good option for exercising when you need to be mobile and have more freedom of movement, such as exercising outside or when you're traveling.
When it comes to exercising, there are many different things to consider such as what type of exercise is best for you, where to exercise, and when exercising is most convenient.
Should You Be Eating Before or After Your Workout?
Whether you should eat before exercising or after exercising all depends on what goal you're trying to achieve.
If your goals are weight loss-related then it is best for people who exercise in the morning that they do not have a heavy meal close to their workout, and vice versa for people exercising at night.
However, if you're exercising to maintain your weight and for general health benefits then it's best that you have a meal before exercising as this will help fuel your workout and reduce the chance of feeling hungry during exercising or after exercise.
There are also benefits to exercising on a full stomach, such as reduced muscle soreness and better mood levels.
Exercise is an important part of staying healthy and feeling good, but it can be hard to know where to start.
There are so many different exercises with a variety of benefits that finding what best works for you might take some trial and error.
We’ve provided a list below which should make the process easier by giving you ideas on how to get started, tips for staying motivated, and finally pointing out two popular approaches side by side—weightlifting vs cardio routines.
If we haven’t covered any other exercise-related topics in this blog post or have left anything out that may help guide your decision-making process when starting an exercise routine at home then let us know!