As the new school year begins, students, parents, and teachers all find themselves busy. Here are some tips and strategies to help you stay consistent with your physical activity.
1. FITNESS LOOKS DIFFERENT FOR EVERYBODY
Fitness is for everybody, regardless of size, shape, age, gender, or level of experience. If you don’t know where to start or are afraid to start, just remember: EVERYONE started somewhere.
2. STAY CONSISTENT
Set a timer on your phone, start your morning routine with activity or exercise, or make it a fun family activity. Whatever you want to do to personalize your time for exercise, make sure it is easy to stay consistent with and keep it enjoyable!
3. DUMBBELLS AND RESISTANCE BANDS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
Resistance training has been proven to decrease the risk of injury, improve the sense of wellbeing, improve strength and mobility, increase stamina, and even decrease the risk of or help control chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, etc.
4. HYDRATE AND REHYDRATE
Don’t forget to make sure you are drinking plenty of water when exercising! Water helps lubricate joints and helps ensure your cells work properly.
5. PRACTICE PROPER REST AND RECOVERY
When engaging in physical activity or strength training, rest and recovery are just as important as the exercise itself. Taking rest days and recovering when needed will ensure that you stay away from injury and build muscle.
Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription.