Spring is right around the corner and if you’re anything like us, you’re itching to go outside and enjoy some outdoor activities.
If you can’t tell, we are pretty excited for Spring to arrive. The warmer weather and longer days gives us a great excuse to skip the gym and opt for some outdoor exercise. As we prep for some spring exercise we decided to share some of our favorite spring workout tips to help you jumpstart your spring exercise routine.
Get a Check-up
With all the sickness that surrounds the winter season, it is always a good idea to schedule your annual doctor visit and checkup around the beginning of Spring. Not only is it important to know where your health stands, but it will also help you optimize your exercise routine and diet.
Get Your Game Plan
As we have said before, the success or failure of your spring workout depends on your preparation. Having a written out exercise plan and time set aside each day, will help increase the chances of your exercise routine being a success. Many studies suggest that you must participate in a task between 21-84 days in a row for it to become a habit. If you miss a day, don’t beat yourself up though. Finally, having an accountability/workout partner will greatly increase your success.
Investing in a new set of workout clothes and shoes is a great way to jumpstart and motivate your Spring workout routine. Since Spring weather can often be finicky it is important to dress appropriately for the weather. While it is nice to enjoy the sun rays, don’t forget to use sunscreen and make sure it is waterproof so you don’t sweat it off.
Baby Steps Bob
Jumping right into exercise after a winter of inactivity can end quickly in a painful injury. To avoid injury, make sure you stretch thoroughly before and after you exercise. Don’t forget to ease into activity. Going full-bore into an exercise routine is a good way to get burned out and hurt. For example, start by walking, then alternate walking and jogging, till eventually you jog for your goal workout time.
Shake it Up
This tip covers two bases, your workout playlist and the activity itself. For most people, working out with music is motivating, a good way to forget the physical strains of the work out and helps you stay in rhythm. In addition to having a good workout playlist, shake up your workout routine. It’s too easy to get burned out on one type of activity. Now that we can enjoy the outdoors plan a hike or a run in a local park. Playing tennis, going for a bike ride, doing yoga and calisthenics in a park or playing a variety of outdoor sports are all great ways to get fit and have fun.
Feel Good with SmartCells Personal Training Products
Whatever activity you choose to do this Spring, SmartCells Personal training products will be there to help you succeed and keep you feeling good.
The family of SmartCells Personal Training products utilizes the same cushioning technology that has long been trusted by major companies as an anti-fatigue solution for their standing workers and, in senior living settings, as a solution to keep senior citizens safe from fall-related injuries.
Available in three different colors (Black, Light Brown, and Grey) as well as three different sizes (36”X60”, 52”X60”, 52”X88”), the remarkable SmartCells Personal Training mats are low profile (1/2”) and have molded-in beveled edges. For custom applications, SATECH offers custom-sized mats and a wall-to-wall flooring option that is perfect for in-home gyms and aerobics flooring.
To unload impact stress on-the-go SATECH also has a line of SmartCells Insoles. SmartCells insoles easily slip into most shoes and come in two options: a Standard flat style, for use with or without orthotics, as well as an Orthotic style that offers arch and heel support, personalized for size and designed for impact-related activities.
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