Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do for your health. If you are consistent, you will begin to see and feel the impact on your body and wellbeing.

However, if you are like most beginners, you probably want to try out different exercises at once. You might be frustrated and lose motivation to continue in no time.

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These are 5 things to consider before you start exercising:

  1. Assess your health

Are you suffering from diabetes, heart disease, asthma or other diseases? Or are you suffering from chronic back pain, arthritis or bone and joint problem?  The first step is to assess your current health condition before starting a workout routine. This will help you understand your limitations and the type of exercises relevant for you.

  1. Set realistic goals

The next step is to create attainable fitness goals. Do you want to get rid of belly fat? Or planning to run a marathon. A clear goal will keep you motivated and focus on your routine. It’s also advisable to start with small goals, so as to keep you motivated every step of the way.

  1. Be consistent

Keep in mind that you won’t lose weight or get fit overnight. Fitness takes time. So be patient and consistent with your routine.

  1. Eat healthy

Regular exercises and healthy eating are mutually inclusive. As you continue your workout routine you will have to change your diet too. Take note that your muscles will require more protein and complex carbs to grow and recover after working out. It’s time to give up junks and include more of protein, amino acids, carbohydrates and healthy fats in your meals.

  1. Avoid dehydration.

Dehydration happens when your body doesn’t have enough water it needs. Exercises can be strenuous and energy sapping, you need to drink lots of water. The best way to avoid becoming dehydrated is to drink an adequate amount of water before during and after exercise.   

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