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Ten Things Everyone Starting an Exercise Routine Should Know (But Probably Won't Listen To Anyway)

  1. Consult with a healthcare professional: We get it, you're a superhuman and don't need any advice from mere mortals. But just in case, maybe consider chatting with a doctor or physical therapist before embarking on your journey to superhero-dom.

  2. Start slowly: No need to dive headfirst into a triathlon on day one. Easing into an exercise routine is like gently dipping your toe in a pool before cannonballing in. Except, you know, without the risk of drowning.

  3. Set realistic goals: Sure, you might want to deadlift a small car by the end of the month, but let's be real, that's probably not going to happen. Setting achievable goals will help keep you motivated and prevent you from becoming the Hulk in disappointment.

  4. Incorporate a variety of activities: Mixing up your workouts is like a buffet for your muscles. Keep them guessing (and well-fed) by trying out different exercises and activities.

  5. Warm up and cool down: Your muscles are like little kittens, they need to be coaxed awake before playtime and gently put to bed afterwards. Trust us, they'll thank you with fewer aches and pains.

  6. Listen to your body: If it's telling you to stop, listen! Pushing yourself too hard can lead to injury and burnout. Besides, ignoring your body's signals is just rude.

  7. Stay hydrated: Water is like a magic elixir for the body. It'll help keep you energized and focused during your workouts, and prevent you from passing out (or worse, getting "hangry").

  8. Wear the right clothing and shoes: Exercise is not the time to bust out those 6-inch stilettos or that holey t-shirt you've had since college. Invest in some proper workout gear to keep you comfortable and supported.

  9. Find an exercise buddy: Having a workout buddy is like having a built-in cheerleader and personal trainer rolled into one. Plus, it's more fun to suffer through burpees with a friend by your side.

  10. Don't get discouraged: Starting an exercise routine is hard work, and there will be ups and downs. But don't let setbacks get you down! Remember that progress takes time and it's okay to take breaks when needed. Just don't make "break" a permanent part of your routine.

Always improve,


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