6 workout tips that have nothing to do with exercise to help you achieve your goals
1. Follow an effective routine
It is important that you follow a regime that channelizes your energy in the best possible direction and can help you make every minute of your workout session count.
Choudhary suggests mixing and matching—alternating between 60-minute cardio sessions, 20 minutes of strength training to tone your body, and a high intensive interval training regime that involves everything from basic to complex forms. He suggests that all these are extremely time-efficient and productive ways of working out.
2. Regulate your water and fluid consumption
No matter how intense your workout regime is drinking water during exercise is very important if you want to get the most out of your workout. “If you are dehydrated you won’t be able to perform your best; it will make you feel dizzy and lethargic and you might even get cramps,” says Choudhury.
A lot of people drink energy drinks while working out, but you only need them when you are working out for extensive hours. “If you are doing a regular regime, then just little sips of water every 15 minutes is more than enough,” he adds.
3. Set your eating habits right
Its important that you eat at time and give your body the time it requires to digest the food and utilise the energy. Your diet will depend on what your goal is, but what remains universal are two things: you must eat on time and you must never starve. Remember, not to workout with a full tummy, as it can make you nauseated.
According to Choudhury, you should give a gap of at least two to three hours between your meal and your workout. He also suggests that if you are going for an intensive workout, you can have a little portion of nuts, a boiled eggs, or a banana as your pre-workout snack. This will give you just the right amount of energy that you need to have a good session.
4. Set realistic goals
Your first day of cardio can’t be a 5K marathon just yet. Achieving fitness goals is a process of consistency and honest work. Choudhury suggests, “Focus on getting your form right and keep at it, perfection will follow and so will results.”
So, it is important that you focus on adopting healthy habits and set realistic goals—one goal at a time.
5. Find a friend to workout with
Find a friend or someone from your family who is also serious about setting their health right—somebody you are comfortable with. This way you can encourage as well as keep a check on each other. Work out together and while you are at it, build an even better bond.
6. Make sure your workout routine is in sync with your lifestyle
Fitness is a lifestyle, but you shouldn’t have to go out of your way to make things happen. It doesn’t matter if you go to a fancy gym, use fancy gear, or sweat it out on your terrace—as long as you are doing things right and achieving your fitness goals.