The monotonous pandemic and the quarantine has kept us all occupied and sure has led us to a healthier lifestyle. We follow good eating habits and workout to some extent. But for some souls, this time was to laze around in their pajamas. They spent it laid back in their houses. Being such couch potatoes now makes them think, when it’s time to get back on our feet and resume offices, colleges and our schools. Not to worry, your complete guide to a healthy workout is here. We are going to tell you about 5 tips to keep in mind while restarting your workout after a break.
Whether you want to start a complete gym routine or a nighttime brisk workout, we have got you covered.
Plan your workout
It is the first thing you want to do before starting your workout as you don’t want to go too far; going overboard can be overwhelming. Taking one step at a time would be good. If you are headed to the gym try to make sure that you talk to a trainer. Accredit all information you can find, whether online or from books. If you want to start at one, you can add gym gear to your workout equipment to enhance your routine. While planning, make sure to take account of your habits, schedule and goals.
Start with beginner/ low impact workout
It is important to note that you are beginning your workout after a while and you are not going to be as strong as you were earlier. For the same reason, you might want to start with the basics and move your way. Stretching and yoga can be a big help when it comes to rejuvenating your routine. They can help prevent injuries and fatigue.
Rest days are also important
When planning your routine make sure to add active passive rest days to let your muscles accommodate exercise time and routine and it will give time to your muscles to recover. It is important to add these rest days to your regime according to oneself and the body itself will let you know when it requires rest. Everyday rest in the form of sleep can help your body rebuild and repair your muscles.
A healthy diet
There was a time when we all thought that eating less was the form of dieting. But gone are those days and now we know that it is about eating right. Intake of the right amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats balanced to the amount your body requires. Include this plan in your exercise plan when you restart your workout. Eating healthy is essential for your workout restart to go well as you would already know how crucial diet is for building your physique. Cheat days are fun too but taking a healthy diet the rest of the 6 days of the week is important too. You can start off with dry fruits, green tea, and dark chocolate.
Realistic aims and rewards
Setting realistic goals and a reward system for it will help you ease the workout. Once you challenge yourself, you will develop a habit of working out daily and will become part of your daily habit.
You can break your goals and workout into small fragments so it doesn’t get very overwhelming. Remember to reward yourself with something you might be eyeing for a long time or food once you reach your goals.
Conclusively, we hope that these tips and tricks help you in achieving the workout and the change you want to see in yourself. You can start with 10 minutes a day and you will see the difference.