It is that time of the year again; kids are back at school, the gym is filling up, the courts are being used, and track and field is back in full swing. Exercise abound, it’s tempting to imagine yourself as a professional gymnast, a basketball player, or the next Hussein Bolt. New seasons mean new opportunities, but while these challenging new goals and habits offer an air of excitement, many people don’t take the time to listen to their bodies as they undertake new adventures. [...]
The truth is, when it comes to starting a new exercise routine, many people feel as though it’s an impossible mountain to climb; this can happen even just a few short days into their new routine. And more often than not, people who dive straight into new and unfamiliar territory end up hurting themselves in the process. So, how should you approach a new exercise regime, and, what are the things to avoid? In other words, what are the do’s and do not’s of starting a new exercise routine?
What not to do:
Sometimes we’re so excited about what to do – the best way to swing, sprint, or dunk – that we forget about the things we should avoid when we start our training. Here are the most common mistakes people make:
So, now that you know WHAT NOT to do, how about we take a look how you can make your new exercise routine the best one yet.
What to do:
So, if you’re about to jump into a new routine, your kids are dreaming about the Olympics, or you’re just looking for a new way to exercise, remember the tips above. Too many hopeful athletes have their seasonal goals stolen from them by injury, the likes of which are often caused by improper technique, all or nothing mentalities, or misinformation about what not to do. Don’t let this be you! Your new exercise regime should be fun, challenging, accessible, and stress free. Follow our tips to have the best regime yet!