Personal Health and Fitness

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Taking the first steps in fitness

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2 min 40 sec

So how to take the first steps towards a healthier and more fitness-based lifestyle?

Now, the first step physically in the right direction could change your life forever. Now, how are you going to start your new fitness journey? First of all, you are going to take in your body composition into that overall factor, because your body composition is a huge factor into what you can do with your next route with fitness. For example, if you are overweight, I would not want you to go straight into running because it would put far too much weight on your joints while your body is transitioning from no activity to too much that your body can handle.

Now, the way around this is to condition your body to be ready to start a fitness journey. Now, when it comes to getting started, if you are overweight, it does not mean you cannot run one day, all it means is that you must lose some weight first by learning how to lose weight and then focusing on running at a later date. Focus on a distance one day that you would love to be able to run without stopping.

Now, if you want to be able to run a 5K without stopping, that does not mean you cannot walk 5 Ks every other day, that means you have given yourself a distance that you are eventually going to run, but you are going to walk that distance until you have got yourself down to your natural healthy weight. Now, once you get to a healthy weight that is going to keep the pressure off your joints and stop your body from getting injuries, you are going to start with a nice slow walk, then you are going to break into a steady jog. From a steady jog, you will then over time do the full route on a steady jog, and then from there, one day build it up to a good paced run.

Now, there is no quick way to it, you must condition the body before you start asking more from the body than you ever have before. Conditioning is the key to preventing injury, and you must prepare it before you require the exhaustion that you do from, example, running, you must prepare the body for intense exercise.