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Good Workouts Are Better With Good Decisions

By Tom Herrin

Once people make that decision to get into better condition by exercising, using good judgment can help make it much more successful.  Some of that can be improved by knowing the best safety practices to use while doing so.  Too many times, people make the mistake of being so eager to make progress that they want to jump in.  There is much more to it than that.  Safe practices should be a habit with everyone.  Staying in touch with their own needs is a good way to start.  Beginning a new routine would be pretty counterproductive if it started out with injuries.  It doesn't have to be the case.

Too Tired Too Soon Can Be Trouble

When people start to exercise, it is pretty important to be in tune with the body.  If they tire too easily, simply pushing through it may not work.  If they are fatigued, they may need to allow themselves more time to become conditioned to the new routine.  Taking it in steps can help to overcome this.  When they are overly fatigued, they are far more likely to get injured.  It can be avoided if they build up gradually.  Transitioning into the schedule over a period of a few weeks may work better for some.

Air Temp and Body Temp Need to Be Compatible

When people work out in warmer and more humid environments, they must use caution.  It can be pretty easy to overdo it without giving thought.  What someone may feel is inexperience may actually be a feeling that conditions are unfavorable.  Too much heat and/or humidity can result in some serious issues if they are not taken into careful consideration.  It may take as much, or more, time to get into the right condition for these as the general workout routine.  

Even Study Exercise

We can all benefit from more study.  Learning more about whatever we are involved in can pay big dividends.  Developing a good feel for our body is important.  It is also important to know our limits and how to best challenge them.  We all must be able to push ourselves in order to gain in our progress, but we must understand our limits.  By being more aware, we may accomplish our goals without incident.  I have certainly learned that from first-hand experience.  Injuries can slow us down and discourage us as well.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lone Tree, Colo.

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