DON’T over-train. It can result in injury, boredom, and burnout.
DO exercise every day.
DO work on core-training regularly.
DO make working out fun! Make it the part of your day you look forward to without fail.
DO work on strength training regularly.
DON’T skip warm ups and stretching – the resulting injury will take a lot longer to heal than it takes to stretch and warm up.
DON’T increase your workout too rapidly. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you need to pace yourself.
DO change your workout routine regularly.
DO weight bearing exercises for optimal bone health.
DO exercise your mind as well as your body – it’s part of the same package!
DO support your kids in activities they choose. Our society is becoming increasingly sedentary – encourage your family to get out there and move!
DO remember to always wear a helmet when bicycling.
DO something aerobic regularly for maximum cardiovascular health.
DO find activities that the entire family can enjoy together.
DO make sure you have the proper attire for your activities; being dressed appropriately will help to maximize your workout!
DO consult a physician before starting any exercise program. This will reduce the risk of injury and help you to tailor a program to your individual needs.
DO find a friend or two that you can exercise with. It’s great to have a support team, as well as some friendly competition.
DON’T underestimate the power of yoga; it strengthens and tones the entire body and is definitely not a “marshmallow” or “feminine” exercise. Some of the best athletes in the world swear by it!