Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2014 -- We all start out as beginners and eventually work up to better fitness levels. Though, after a hiatus from a workout for whatever reason, it’s easier to feel like a beginner again. If a person is starting over, or just starting out, here are some steps to take when beginning a fitness program.
When choosing a workout, we should choose one that’s low impact and easy to perform. Cycling or walking are excellent choices for beginners as they are low impact and don’t require a lot of skill. Another good choice is water aerobics, or using the elliptical machines in cardio rooms at the gym. For the first few days, stick to these items and then begin to increase the workout.
A good pace to start at for the first few weeks is 10-20 minute cardio sessions that slowly build up to four to five 30 minute sessions per week. Once this cardio goal is met, intensity of workouts can be increased to push the body, and a person can add in weight training exercises for increased physical benefit.
By increasing intensity, a person will meet the American College of Sports Medicine exercise guidelines in no time and can begin altering diet habits in order to lose weight and increase muscular tone. Becoming active over this elongated pace also puts less pressure on the heart and other organs by allowing for gradual adjustment of activity. This can also help improve health by reducing other diseases and enhancing a general feeling of mental and physical well-being.
As always, be sure to consult a healthcare provider before beginning any workout regimen, especially if a person is coming off of a long hiatus or has health issues they need to monitor. But following a slow and steady pace will make it more likely a person will stick to a workout regimen, and see results over time.
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