Slow & Steady

When it comes to exercise, most people still believe in the philosophy of “no pain, no gain.” While it can be nice to feel that muscle burn during a workout, you do not want the after-affects of exercise to cripple you for days after.

Going full force or pushing too hard when beginning an exercise program can lead to soreness and injury. This can also be discouraging when you are trying to get into a regular exercise schedule, as it’s difficult to be motivated to exercise if you can still barely move from your workout two days ago!

When starting a new exercise program, or even just a new exercise, start slowly and increase your time and intensity gradually over time.