Okay folks. I've been telling myself that I'm going to start exercising. I don't have a gym membership but that's not a problem because I can always walk or run.
I have no clue how to start. Should I try walking or running my first time? I feel that running is a bit overwhelming for me at first but I know I could get the hang of it after a few runs. Is running better than walking? Should I try it for a mile at first? Is 2-3 times a week good enough?
I'm sorry about all the questions There's plenty of ladies here that know about health and fitness. Thank you in advance
i think you should just start with jogging. but if you're like me and hate running i suggest you do some crunches or some simple yoga or pilates moves. bikram yoga is the best! you're put in a heated room for an hour and a half but it pays off.
Starting with walking is the best if you are new to exercising.
Three times a week is great.
If your ultimate aim is to run,most training programmes recommend that you start with intervals:
You walk 5 minutes,run 2 minutes,etc alternating for a total of 30 minutes.Then gradually you build up the amount of time you run vs walk.Within 6 weeks you should be able to run 30 minutes uninterrupted. Has worked for me!
There are a number of starter training programmes for runners online,if you use Google.
Exercising outdoors is a lot of fun....good luck!!! And remember,even when you don't feel liek running at all,a good brisk 30 minute walk is a great exercise in itself.
I went with a crash course of exercise. Six nights a week--at least 25 minutes on my treadmill--combo of running and walking. The SECOND I come home, I change into my work out clothes, only sit down to put on my running shoes and then I go. It's actually kept me going.
My theory was that it's easy to say I'll do 3 days/week and then end up doing 0. But you can go 6 days/week and slow down to 3 days/week... It helps to make it part of your routine.
Don't over do it in the beginning. You run the risk of burning yourself out quickly - or worse - injuring yourself. I personally prefer to take step or aerobics classes with a group, but I don't want any workout buddies, too much stress to try and keep up.
I have to say PILATES all the way! It transformed my body, no joke! You can read more at http://www.stottpilates.com but I have to say, I swear by Pilates, and am so addicted that I bought my own Reformer. If you can find a studio near you, give it a try. Its fantastic!
I have to say PILATES all the way! It transformed my body, no joke! You can read more at www.stottpilates.com but I have to say, I swear by Pilates, and am so addicted that I bought my own Reformer. If you can find a studio near you, give it a try. Its fantastic!
I love Pilate too. The first time I tried it, I couldn't get out of bed, I was sooo sore I'm glad I didn't give up on it though.. It's really helped shape my stomach.
In addition to Pilate, I also run on treadmill.. I find the combination of pilate and cardio work great for me
Start out slow that's for sure. Try a variety of exercises like yoga, pilates (those are great) and spin classes for the extra umph on the day where u just want to go hard. I heard spinning classes the bikes are so different than regular bikes. Also do some weights to tone not bulk up. Good luck!!
Should I try walking or running my first time? I feel that running is a bit overwhelming for me at first but I know I could get the hang of it after a few runs. Is running better than walking? Should I try it for a mile at first? Is 2-3 times a week good enough?
You should run and then walk, and then run, and then walk.
Most people can't just start jogging w/o a little jogging/running experience.
Walking at a quick pace is the best way to start, then working up to a walk where you can barely talk is the next step.
To build up to jogging you can walk for 5 minutes, jog for 2-3, then walk again, increasing your jog time as you continue working out.
Also, maybe get a few good work out videos, great for the upcoming too hot to go outside months!