The Right Way to Exercise

The Right Way to Exercise

The first step that you need to take if you want to exercise the right way would be to get advice from your doctor. There are several health conditions out there that can be benefited immensely by exercise but it would still be good to talk to your doctor first. A doctor has a great deal of expertise in this regard and as such they are well placed to advise you. It is fairly well known that exercise can be helpful if you are suffering from chronic conditions such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes. However, exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy and well functioning musculoskeletal system.

Looking and feeling the part

If you are not comfortable with what you are wearing when you are working out you may not be able to exercise properly, which is far from desirable. You can be sure that when you look and feel the part you would also be a lot more confident in this regard as well. This is why you need to wear clothes that would not restrict your blood flow and movements.  

Following rules of hydration at the time of workout

Staying hydrated is good for your health. This is especially true for your workout regimen. When you are working out you will sweat. This could lead to the risk of muscle cramps. However, if you are hydrated this need not be a concern. If you are properly hydrated it will also help the metabolic system of your body function the way it is supposed to. At the very least, you should be consuming 64 ounces of water each day. There are also rules to be followed for workout related hydration.

Using the right kind of warm up exercises

Before you take part in any workout, it is important that you take part in some warm up exercise. You need to do this for a period of at least 5 minutes. This would help your muscles feel warmer and your heart rate would go up as well. There are a number of options that you have in this regard and they may be enumerated as below:

  • brisk walking
  • light jogging
  • jumping jacks
  • stationary jumping jacks

The basic idea here is that you have to increase your heart rate.

After Exercise

When you complete a workout there is always a chance that your muscles could be stiff and in pain. However, if you have a proper cool down regimen you can be sure that you can be sure to address this problem a lot better than what would have happened otherwise. When your muscles are warm you can also perform standing stretches, where you breathe deeply and hold your muscles in a certain position for around 30 seconds. This helps make your muscles longer and they are a lot more flexible as well. 

Conclusion

When you exercise it important you follow all the previous stages:

  • Wear appropriate clothing that will support your workout
  • Stay hydrated
  • Warm Up
  • Cool down


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