When it comes to exercise, paying attention to your body is very important. Making sure your form is correct, monitoring your heart rate, taking water breaks when necessary are all things necessary to ensure safety. When the entire body is accounted for, you will maximize the exercises that you are performing, thus maximizing the results you are aiming for. Injury is often something I deal with as a trainer. Many people do not know the proper form of an exercise, or they choose to lift more weight than they should, simply because they have never been taught the proper way.
Starting off slowly with no weight or using resistance bands and working your way up to dumbbells is much safer and more effective than jumping into a heavy weight lifting routine from the get go. The muscles need to get “used to” the fact they are being moved in a different way, especially for those who have been sedentary. The body needs to feel healthy and strong not only when it is exercising, but later on throughout the day, and including the following days after exercise as well. Once you have established the habit of exercise will it then be safe to start adding on to the routine.
Be safe, be strong, but most of all be patient. Your hard work will pay off. Just give it time and pay attention to the details to ensure a safe, effective workout and a healthier you.
In Health & Happiness,
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