Tips For New Gym-Goers

Lifestyle

By Mehak Pal
Published Aug 25, 2021

Hindustan Times

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If you are a new gym-goer, here are a few things to keep in mind before you start sweating it out at the gym

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Before starting your warm-up exercises hydrate your body. Drink water 15 to 20 minutes prior to working out to lower your chances of getting muscle cramps

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Do not skip your warm-up and stretching exercises before starting your workout

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Go slow at the beginning and refrain from over-exerting yourself

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Consult the fitness advisor at the gym who can guide you on the kind of program you need, keeping in mind your fitness level, goals and physical abilities

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Wear well-fitted shoes. Dress comfortably so you are able to move easily

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Carry a hand towel and your own water bottle

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Understand your body before hitting the gym. Check your BMI, opt for a blood test, and find out your body’s water retention and fat percentage to plan workouts and diet 

Balance your workout with the right diet. You can seek help from a professional

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Make sure to do some cool-down exercises after the workout to relax your muscles

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