Now, the temperature is getting warmer, the layers of clothing are becoming less and less, and there are no more excuses not to hit the gym. The low temperatures, the icy wind and the many layers of clothing that you have to wear all become factors when avoiding exercise.
“When it comes to getting back into your exercise regime after a long winter, many believe that it is as easy as picking up where they left off at the end of summer. However, thinking this way will only get you injured,” says Odette Vass, brand manager for OsteoEze®. “You need to start from the beginning and ease your way into the regime to help avoid injury.”
Vass offers the following 5 tips on how to ease back into your exercise regime this summer:
Do what you used to do but at a lower intensity
You can continue with the exercise regime you did before; however, start at a lower intensity. If you were lifting weights, start with lighter weights. If you cycled, start off at a slower pace, and work your way up. This way your body can slowly get back into the routine it once was in.
Don’t try too much too soon – this will only lead to injury
Being impatient will only cause injury and ensuring that you don’t exercise for another season. Should you have exercised too hard, and your muscles are aching OsteoFreeze Gel with capsicum, a hot relief for muscles and joints, will give your muscles the relief they need.
Pack your gym bag the night before
This is one way to make sure that you hit the gym after work. You won’t be able to use the “I left my gym clothes at home” excuse when your bag is packed and ready in your car.
Find an exercise that you enjoy
There is nothing more punishing than having to do something that you are not looking forward to. Once you find an exercise that you enjoy, whether it is running, spinning, stepping, yoga etc., you will want to do it more often, and enjoy the feeling you have afterwards.
Get a gym buddy
If you have a friend who enjoys going to the gym and you know is going to motivate you into going more often, rope them into being your gym buddy. They will offer you the encouragement and support you need to get you through the gym doors and into exercising.