Stervin’s Top 10 Fit Tips

Stervin’s top 10 to make sure you are ready for exercise.

Check with your doctor to make sure that exercise is safe for you.
Get a physical. This will give you an idea on where you are with your health.
This is your journey, do not worry about what people around you are doing.

Be consistent!  Show up even when you don’t feel like it. The hardest part is just getting up and getting to the gym or to go for that walk. Have a mindset that I am going to do this!

Plan your Nutrition. Nutrition will play a big role in reaching your goals. You have to have a healthy lifestyle with your eating. I say find foods that you enjoy that are good for you and make it a lifestyle. Find you a nutrition coach that can help make healthy eating more exciting and not just the same old basic boring foods all the time. Enjoy rewards in moderation.
Make Water a Priority. Make sure you are getting plenty of water in daily. Most times when we think we are hungry it is really just thirsty. Try to drink some water first, give it a few minutes and if you are still hungry then eat.
Get the right workout gear. Make sure you have comfortable and supportive shoes, Dri-Fit (moisture-wicking) clothes, and gloves if you are lifting.
Start off small and go a little harder each time. Don’t try to overdo it in the beginning. Listen to your body. If you are feeling a pain or faint, that means it’s time to sit down for a second until you recover and then get back in it. We do not like injuries.
Warmup and Stretch. You should never jump right into a workout. Always warm your body up. There are a few ways you can get your body ready. Light activity on the treadmill or bike or you can do low intensity arm circles, knee raises, butt kicks, neck rolls, etc.,
to loosen up your muscles and get your blood pumping.  You also want to stretch after your workouts.
REST. Rest days are just as important as your workout. When you are working out you are breaking down your muscles. You have to let them rebuild. Rest will help your body repair and recover.

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