Losing weight, eating healthy and getting regular exercise top the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions every year. However, a scant few of us manage to hold on to those goals beyond the six-month mark. Why?
One of the main contributors to people failing to create an exercise habit is overenthusiasm. Jumping into an intense exercise program or a strict diet is a recipe for failure. In just a few weeks, most people are burned out, injured, and feeling bad about themselves. As one woman explained to me, “I ran a mile, had shin splints for a week, and never went back.”
To avoid this pitfall its best to start with an exercise program meant for beginners and people who haven’t worked out in a long time. The following are our top five picks for those who are ready to make exercise a habit.
Running Program for Absolute Beginners
Running remains one of the most popular outdoor activities around the world, and its a great form of exercise. You don’t need any special equipment and you can do it year-round, indoors or even at home. This program is designed to painlessly take you from walking to running while you get fit. To learn more, click here.
Ultimate Beginner’s Workout Routine
Regardless of gender, muscles look sexy. They also burn more calories during a resting state, effectively speeding up that pesky metabolism. However, getting lean and ripped requires effort and many of us repeatedly fall off the wagon when it comes to establishing a gym routine. This beginner’s workout routine and nutrition tips will help you get the lean sexy look you want, without the deprivation and extended gym visits you don’t. A great way to build muscle and lose fat for beginners is the use of trampoline for rebounding exercise.
Beginner’s Fat Loss Program
How much protein should I be eating? How many calories do I need to cut in order to see results? These are the frequently asked questions that most often go unanswered. This beginner’s fat loss program focuses on fat loss and not necessarily the numbers on the scale. You learn which exercises promote fat loss and how to calculate your nutritional needs. Armed with a few simple exercises and a detailed workout plan, you will be on your way to your beach body in no time.
Beginner’s Total Body Fat Blasting Routine
This workout features a simple circuit of exercises that you can do at home, in your bedroom, and get results. There’s no guesswork involved. Just follow along with the video, and complete three or four rounds of the circuit for optimal results. This program is great for those who want to see results but might struggle with finding the time or the energy to complete complicated routines. You only completed one circuit today? That’s fine. A little sore? Work at your pace. This is a no-excuses routine.
Beginner’s Flat Abs Workout
Abs are made in he kitchen, not the gym. If Pinterest worthy abs are your goal you’ll need to partner this workout with clean eating and regular cardio. The fact is that we all have a six-pack buried under the layers of fat along our middle section. However, many of our core muscles are underdeveloped, contributing to poor posture and backaches. This ab workout will target the visceral fat in your midsection and strengthen all of your core muscles.
Healthy habits can be hard to create. Remember to start with small, easy to maintain changes and work your way up. Partnered with incremental changes to your diet you will be well on your way to a leaner, healthier you.
By Hannah Moses a contributing author for Rhino Sports & Leisure, LLC