There’s nothing like a mood-boost from a good workout.
Not in the mood to start your workout?
It’s actually not difficult to motivate myself.
You need to think of your goals and how you would like to be healthy.
Yes there will be days when you don’t feel like working out but that feeling can be overcomed.
Read on for 5 lessons in fitness you can learn from Healthy Supplies Shop team.
1) You can do yoga anywhere
I want to make it clear that you can do yoga wherever you get the chance, even when you’re on vacation.
Fitness should be fun, so sometimes its good to go in for yoga and sometimes other activities.
I have been practising kriyas (internal cleansing techniques), asanas (hatha yoga), restorative yoga (rested with props), pranayama and guided relaxation/shavasana.
2) Pilates can serve as a full-body workout
You don’t have to rely on intense cardio or heavy weight lifting to get results.
Pilates, along with yoga, could be exercise of choice.
If you do it daily, then you don’t need any other kind of workout.
It’s similar to yoga in that sense, all in one.
It keeps the whole body lean as it’s a full-body exercise.
Pilates lets work on a strong core, which helps keep your body balanced and stable, lets you maintain proper posture and keeps your spine stable and safe.
3) Dancing can be the ultimate endorphin rush
Need a form of exercise that you won’t dread, and that’ll leave you feeling happier after? Dancing is it.
Dancing can be a great way to get in a cardio workout.
Make sure you dance one or two hours a day even on a holiday.
Yes, there are few days when you feel that you don’t want to do anything but I suggest to start.
4) It is important to warm up
Warming up before exercising can prevent injury.
The purpose of a warm up is to prevent injury, because it increases the body’s core and muscle temperature, which increases the rate of energy production, which then lowers the time it takes to contract a muscle.
This is particularly important with a workout like dancing, which can be high intensity.
5) Pre- and post-workout meals are key
While your workout is important, what you eat to fuel yourself and recover after is just as key.
Try to eat 1.5 hours before workout and eat whatever you feel like but mainly some food that will give you energy. Easily digestible carbohydrates, like oatmeal, banana and yoghurt are usually ideal.
And post workout, try to eat as much protein and vegetables as you can.
Post-workout nutrients are essential for replenishing the muscle glycogen that has been depleted, and is needed to stimulate protein synthesis to repair and build new muscle tissue.
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