A Maine wellness expert offers tips for starting your new fitness plan

THE NEW YEAR BRINGS RESOLUTIONS AND GOALS TO BE BETTER. .. AND MANY PEOPLE ARE INSPIRED TO START A NEW FITNESS ROUTINE. HOWEVER, WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BEFORE INCREASE YOUR AMOUNT OF EXERCISE? HE DANI REARDON – WELLNESS COORDINATOR AND CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER AT NORTHERN LIT GH BEACON HEALTH – IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT HOW TO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY START A FITNESS ROUTINE THAT WILL GET YOU ON THE RIGHT PATH.. WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU NEED TO DO TO GET STARTED? FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER STARTED AN EXERCISE ROUTINE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSULT WITH YOUR PROVIDER TO ENSURE STARTING A ROUTINE IS SAFE AND TO DETERMINE IF YOU MAY HAVE ANY RESTRICTIONS. OUTSIDE THIS DETERMINATE IN YOUR “WHY” TO START A ROUTINE. DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE OVERALL HEALTH, MANAGE CHRONIC ILLNESS, IMPROVE MOBILITY, RUN A RACE, ETC. THIS WILL HELP GUIDE YOU TO THE EXERCISE THAT BEST MATCHES YOUR NEEDS AND YOUR PERSONALITY. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO FIND GYMS… EXERCISE EQUIPMENT… OGRR P OR CLASSES INTIMIDATING OR TOO COST? : I LIKE TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT THOSE IN THE GYM OR IN GROUP CLASSES ARE THERE FOR THE SAME REASONS AS YOU. AND ERYVEONE STARTED SOMEWHERE ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY AND EVERYONE SRTTAED SOMEWHERE ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY. THE FIT SSNE COMMUNITY CAN BE A GREAT SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION FOR YOU. AND THE EQUIPMENT CAN CERTAINLY BE INIMIDATING. MOST GYMS HAVE TRAINERS ON STA WFFHO CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO USE THE EQUIPMENT PROPERLY AND SAFELY. WITH ALL THAT SAID, BODYEI WGHT WORKOUTS, WHICH CAN BE DONE IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME, ARE PROVEN TO BE A WAY TO WORKOUT. HOW PEOPLE CAN’T MINIMIZE THE POTENTIAL FOR INJURY OR STRAINS WHEN GOING INTO A ROUTINE? A: START THE METHOD SLOWLY IN A PLAN OR ROUTINE. START WITH ONLY A FEW DAYS A WEEK OR IF YOU PLAN 5 DAYS, START WITH 30 MINUTES OR LESS. IF YOU WEIGHTLIFT, INCREASE THE WEIGHT BY 5-10% ONCE YOU ARE ABLE TO PERFORM 12 REPS. WITH CARDIO, KEEP YOUR HEART RATE BELOW YOUR MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED HEART RATE. THERE ARE ONLINE CALCULATORS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE YOUR MAX. IT’S EASY TO JUMP AND GO FAST. WHEN YOU DO THIS, YOU RISK BURN OR INJURY. LF WHERE N CAPEOPLE GO IF THEIR SEARCHING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO BE HEALTHY IN THE NEW YEAR? A: NORTHERN LIGHT BEACON HEALTH OFFERS WELLNESS COACHING AND OTHER WELLNESS SERVICES TO EMPLOYERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO ANY OTHER ADVICE YOU MIGHT HAVE FOR PEOPLE? THE FIRST ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO START AN EXERCISE JOURNEY IS TO START WITH SOMETHING YOU ENJOY. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR WORKOUT, ME AK MAKING YOUR NEW HABIT A LITTLE EASIER. THE SECOND ADVICE I HAVE TO GIVE IS TO REMEMBER THAT CONSISTENCY IS KEY. COHERENCE ISEY K

A Maine wellness expert offers tips for starting your new fitness plan

If getting in shape was your New Year’s resolution, there are a few things to keep in mind

Many people have started the new year by starting a new fitness routine, but there are some important things to keep in mind before increasing your amount of exercise. Dani Reardon, Wellness Coordinator and Certified Personal Trainer at Northern Light Beacon Health, has some tips to help you get started safely and effectively on a fitness routine. For those who have never started an exercise routine, she says it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider to make sure starting a routine is safe and determine if there are any restrictions. that you might have. You also want to ask yourself why you are starting a routine. For example, do you want to improve your overall health, manage a chronic illness, improve your mobility, run a race, etc. This will guide you to the exercise that best suits your needs and personality. , and intimidating group lessons or who do not have the money to invest in these resources. Reardon says the fitness community can be a great support and inspiration. She says that while the equipment can be intimidating, most gyms have trainers on staff who can show you how to use the equipment correctly and safely. She also says bodyweight workouts, which can be done at home, have been shown to be an effective way to improve strength, mobility and balance. She also says you can add fun and enjoyment by taking advantage of Maine’s great outdoors by hiking, walking, or doing seasonal activities like snowshoeing or swimming. Start with just a few days a week, or if you’re planning five days, start with 30 minutes or less. If you do weightlifting, increase your weight by 5-10% once you are able to do 12 reps. With cardio, keep your heart rate below your maximum recommended heart rate. There are calculators online to help you determine your maximum. It’s easy to get started and go fast. By doing this, you risk burning or injuring yourself. Northern Light Beacon Health offers wellness coaching and other wellness services to employers. Click here for more information.

Many people have started the new year by starting a new fitness routine, but there are some important things to keep in mind before increasing your amount of exercise.

Dani Reardon, Wellness Coordinator and Certified Personal Trainer at Northern Light Beacon Health, has some tips to help you get started safely and effectively on a fitness routine.

For those who have never started an exercise routine, she says it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider to make sure starting a routine is safe and to determine if there are any restrictions you might have. to have.

You also want to ask yourself why you are starting a routine. For example, do you want to improve your overall health, manage a chronic illness, improve your mobility, run a race, etc. This will guide you to the exercise that best suits your needs and personality.

Many people may find gyms, exercise equipment, and group classes daunting or don’t have the money to invest in these resources.

Reardon says the fitness community can be a great support and inspiration. She says that while the equipment can be intimidating, most gyms have trainers on staff who can show you how to use the equipment correctly and safely. She also says bodyweight workouts, which can be done at home, have been shown to be an effective way to improve strength, mobility and balance. She also says you can add fun and enjoyment by taking advantage of Maine’s great outdoors by hiking, walking, or doing seasonal activities like snowshoeing or swimming.

Reardon says when embarking on a new routine, start slow and drift off. Start with just a few days a week, or if you’re planning five days, start with 30 minutes or less. If you do weightlifting, increase your weight by 5-10% once you are able to do 12 reps. With cardio, keep your heart rate below your maximum recommended heart rate. There are calculators online to help you determine your maximum. It’s easy to get started and go fast. By doing this, you risk burning or injuring yourself.

Northern Light Beacon Health offers wellness coaching and other wellness services to employers. Click here for more information.

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