Workout before Summer Ends

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Exercise is an important part of having a healthy body. Coupled with healthy eating, you can increase your quality of life by having a body capable of handling the strains of life. We invite all of our residents to take advantage of our Baltimore, MD apartment community fitness center to achieve their fitness goals. In this week’s Overlook at Franklin Square Blog, we have some tips on how you can more effectively make use of your workout and achieve your fitness goals.

Pace Yourself

Don’t lift more weight that you believe you are capable of. Also, don’t run longer than your body is used to. Pacing yourself is an important part of a sustained exercise routine. Injury and fatigue will shorten your time in the gym and may ultimately ruin your motivation to keep exercising. Start at a lower weight or a shorter distance and work up. It’s okay to run a mile the first time you get back into the gym or lift only 10 to 15 pounds for your curls. The goal is to get stronger and to build the muscles in your body. This may take time and consistent effort, but it’s not impossible. Just be sure to pace yourself.

Hydrate

Take care of your body by drinking plenty of fluids. Hydration during your workouts will help your body prevent cramping and injury, which then allows you to make the most of your workout. Your body cools itself through the use of water that you have in your body; during your tough and sweaty workouts, you’ll need to be able to perspire to cool your body down. Hydrating helps keep the water levels in your body up so it can cool itself down.  

Consistency

Working out is difficult not only because you’re lifting weights or running distance, but because it requires a certain level of discipline to keep at it. Maintaining a consistent routine will allow you to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. It is also important to remember that results don’t often come after a just short time of being at the gym. Work hard and eat healthy to achieve the results you’re looking for!

 

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