Exercise Program Designing
Very important guidelines before starting.
• Start slowly with your exercise intensity and build up gradually.
• Break things up if you have to. You don't have to do all your exercise at one time. Shorter and frequent sessions also offer benefits. Ten minutes of exercise three times a day may fit into your schedule better than a single 30-minute session.
• Listen to your body. If you feel pain, shortness of breath, dizziness or nausea, take a break. You may be pushing yourself too hard.
• Think about your likes and dislikes. Choose exercise modes you'll enjoy. If you have fun doing the exercises you've selected, you're more likely to keep doing them.
• Keep your fitness goals realistic and short term.
• Check out safety of your equipments.
• Anticipate obstacles and prepare for potential lapses in your program, it happens with professional athletes too.
• Listen to your favorite music while exercise.
• Emphasize commitment by signing a contract.
• Hire certified personal trainer. Ask your instructor to keep changing your exercise routines at regular intervals to avoid boredom.
• Ask for social support as much as possible.
• Don't feel uncomfortable in presence of others. Praise yourself for opting new lifestyle.
• Plan your exercise when you tend to feel more comfortable, commitement-free and energetic.
• Use your fitness goals, bodybuilder's video, and movies as motivation.
• Avoid challenging activity in the beginning; add new activity in your routine only when you are confident about old ones.
• Team-up with people who are in same boat.
• Keep your workout gears ready in gym-bag.
• Join fitness-facility close to your home/office.
• Skip the elevator when you can or walk with your dog.