Ramp Up Your Exercise Regime

Have you been spending a bit too much time on the couch lately?  If you’re feeling lethargic, bloated and stiff, it’s time to ramp up, or start, a healthy exercise regime. You don’t have to join a gym, hire a personal trainer or invest in fancy equipment to get into shape. Take it one day at a time and have your initial goals be to develop a consistent habit and routine of working out. You can start as simply as committing to a rigorous walk for thirty minutes each day. Follow these recommendations from the fitness professionals to jump start your workout regime.


Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a pair of quality athletic shoes from the terrific selection available at Walmart. Get off the couch and go for a walk. No fancy equipment is needed. Treat yourself and drive to a park or a fun neighborhood that you’ve always wanted to explore. The initial goal is not speed or distance, but duration. After a few short weeks on walking on a daily basis, you will begin to feel a huge increase in your stamina levels and a strengthening of your core muscles. You should be walking at a quick pace that would still permit carrying on a conversation.  Enlist a friend or put on your headphones and enjoy your favorite music or audible books.

Don’t sabotage your new workout routine by making poor eating choices. The single greatest change you can make to your diet that will have the largest impact is the elimination of fast food meals and sugary sodas. Our bodies are simply not designed to metabolize excess sodium and copious amounts of added sugars.  The resulting side of effects of these food choices are bloating, mood and energy swings, high blood pressure, weight gain and a host of other ailments. Replace these with fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats and fish. Enjoy fresh water with a slice of lemon to curb your thirst throughout the day. BEst of luck to you on your new fitness journey!