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Now that we’re almost 4 months into the year, how’s everyone holding up with their fitness resolutions? I started out strong, but moving has put many of my normal day-to-day activities on hiatus, so it’s basically back to square one for me with getting my workout tolerance back up!
But I think a successful workout is more than just the workout itself. It really starts pre-workout and ends post-workout. Not quite sure what I mean? Here are 4 tips I consider key for a successful workout!
For me, a successful workout always starts with planning ahead! If I don’t have a workout bag packed and with me when I head to work, chances are I won’t get myself to the gym later in the day. Planning ahead also allows you to find a workout class and/or teacher you like, so you know it’ll be a good workout, and not one you dread.
It’s SO important to stay hydrated (and not just for workouts). Drinking 8 glasses (64 oz.) is recommended, but if you’re working out, you need to drink even more! After all, it’s crucial to keeping all of the systems in your body flowing, including your heart, brain, and muscles!
Warm Up + Cool Down
Warming up and cooling down are essential parts of the workout process. In doing both, you’re signaling to your body that it needs to wake up and prepare for exercise or that hey, great job getting the heart rate up but it’s time to settle back down. Plus, they help tremendously in lessening the level of muscle pain you’ll be dealing with post-workout.
Post-workouts can be tough. Whether you’re just getting back into the swing of things, are trying a new workout, or just went extra hard at the gym, muscle soreness happens. If you suffer from chronic pain, it can be even worse.
Over the past decade I’ve been in 3 car accidents (I always like to point out none were my fault!) and with the impact of each one, my neck/shoulder/back pain has gotten a bit worse. I try to find active ways to combat it, but pain relief medicine is really the thing that helps the most, so I’m happy to have found a natural solution in Curamin® Stop Pain Now.
I don’t like to taking medicine when I don’t need to, so I feel better knowing that 1: Curamin® doesn’t just mask pain – it stops it, and 2: since it’s a herbal formula, there aren’t any of the (sometimes) negative side effects you find in over-the-counter meds.
If you’re interested in trying the award-winning (28 awards certainly caught my attention!) brand, keep an eye out for it in your local health food store. I picked my Curamin® Extra Strength 60 count up at Nutrition Smart on the top shelf in the Joint Health aisle!
What tips do you have for a successful workout? Do you suffer from post-workout or chronic pain?