Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Making small changes to your routine will make a big difference to its success

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Making small changes to your routine will make a big difference to its success

Fitness Tip of the Week with Dave Marsh: Making small changes to your routine will make a big difference to its success

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1) WORK larger muscle groups first. Larger muscle groups utilize more energy to train, so exercise those muscle groups first before you get tired.

2) Save the abdominals for the end or your workout. Tiring your core in the beginning of the workout may lead you to compromise your forms when training other muscle groups.

3) Schedule a regular time throughout the week for physical activity. Putting a workout time in your daily calendar helps avoid “I’ll do it later” syndrome.

4) Start a daily fitness log! A log should record your workouts, both cardiovascular and strength training. Not only will it motivate you but it also tracks your progress over time.

5) Pack a lunch! It will save you hundreds of calories and save you money

6) Park and walk. Park as far as you can from your destination not only will it save you money but all those minutes of walking will add up at the end of the day.

7) Start slow. Most beginners make the mistake of doing too much too soon. If you haven’t exercised in a while, start with a walking program for your cardiovascular activity and use light weights when strength training.

8) If you don’t have 45 minutes to workout, break it down into three fifteen-minute sessions.

9) Change up your cardio workouts, especially if you live with seasons. In the spring and summer, swim, jog and bike. During the autumn & winter, try jogging, indoor classes such as spin, HIIT etc. Cross training is the most effective way to burn calories.

10) Be careful with sports drinks. They often contain high levels of sugar and salt. Water is great and has 0 calories, don’t forget to drink 8 glasses a day!

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