Experts advise people to ease into workout routines

Jan 31, 2011

Immediately jumping into a workout routine may not be a good idea

With a new calendar year comes the perfect time to make a resolution. A typical goal to improve oneself frequently includes losing weight and exercising more - two actions associated with improved health and lower life insurance premiums.

As people embark on their fitness goals, Sport&Health athletic club company is reminding people not to push themselves too hard at first. Club personal trainer Taisha Hayes says fitness is something that is achieved over time.

"For those who spend a majority of time on the couch, 15 minutes of walking on the treadmill each day is an improvement," says Hayes. "Once 15 minutes of walking on a treadmill becomes easier, it's time to increase length and intensity of activity, or perhaps tackle a change in diet."

For people who don't think they have enough time to exercise should think again. Sport&Health club says workouts can be broken into 10 minute increments if need be.

A balanced diet can also help people achieve their health goals. A combination of fruits, vegetables and grains are recommended by most medical professionals. Limiting consumption of fats and oils is also often advised by experts.

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