Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you three reasons why you should follow our advice. Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are in your late 20’s or early 30’s and you are not used to going to the gym. You are used to working out through playing sports or just general physical activity. How can you start to incorporate some structured exercise within your daily life in order to glean all of the health benefits that come with it?
1) Start Weight Training
Tip number one – start weight training and focus on form. Making sure you have good form is the first place to start when you begin weight training. Since you are at such a great age of your late 20’s or early 30’s, it is the perfect time to make sure you are protecting your joints and muscles for the years to come.
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2) Don’t Get Caught Up In “No Pain, No Gain”
Tip number two – don’t get caught up in the idea of “no pain, no gain”. You are still at an age where you body can tolerate a lot of physical stress, so you need to be careful that you are not doing more harm than good with your workouts. Workout in a manner where you are not sore, your workouts feel good, and you are not feeling achy or beat up after.
Action Step: Use the rule of 50% – if you feel sore after a workout, cut what you did in by 50% the next time you do that workout. Continue to cut your volume in half until you can workout and not be sore. After that, gradually increase the volume at a rate that is no faster that 10% every two weeks.
3) Subscribe to the Exercise Is Health Podcast
Tip number three – you are at a prime age where you understand how to use technology to its fullest. So, make sure to head on over to iTunes or your podcast app of choice and check out the Exercise Is Health podcast. Every single week we are talking about different tips and techniques to help you utilize exercise to optimize your health.
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