5 Tips for building a well rounded exercise plan

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be difficult to know where to start when creating an exercise plan. At PMC Physiotherapy Dunboyne we are regularly asked by patients how they can start exercising and maintain consistency to keep going.

Here are 5 tips to help you build a well-rounded exercise plan that you can stick to:

1. Mix up your workouts.

To prevent boredom and to target different muscle groups, it is important to mix up your workouts. Incorporate a variety of exercises such as cardio, strength training, and stretching. A good rule of thumb is to include exercises that work your legs, arms, core, and back. This will help you to maintain a balanced and healthy body.

2. Set realistic goals.

It is important to set realistic goals for yourself when developing your exercise plan. Start by setting small, attainable goals and gradually increase the intensity and duration of your workouts as you become more comfortable.

3. Find something you enjoy.

Exercise should be something you enjoy and look forward to, not a chore. So, finding an activity that you enjoy is key. This could be anything from going for a run to taking a yoga class.

4. Schedule your workouts.

Incorporating regular exercise into your routine takes planning and commitment. To make it easier, schedule your workouts like you would any other important appointment. This will help to ensure that you make time for exercise and stick to your plan.

5. Get a workout buddy.

Working out with a friend can be a great motivator and make exercise more fun. Having a workout buddy can also keep you accountable, as you are more likely to stick to your plan if someone else is counting on you to show up.

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By following these tips, you can create a well-rounded exercise plan that will help you to improve your overall health and fitness. Remember to pace yourself, build up slowly and listen to your body if you notice any discomfort or pain. If you are interested in a tailored strength and conditioning program, contact one of our expert physiotherapists and make an appointment in our full in house gym facilities.


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