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Getting Back into the Exercise Routine Made Easy

Fitness gym at StoneGate apartments. Pictured exercise equipment in mirrored room.

Working out can be a struggle for many of us, but it’s important for your short- and long-term mental and physical health! StoneGate Apartment Homes is pleased to offer an on-site fitness gym for members of our community. If your New Year’s Resolution for spending more time at the gym to get in more exercise has fizzled out, now is a great time to renew your efforts and make a fresh start this spring. We’ve got some strategies to help you get going.

Adjust your expectations.

Many situations and conditions may have affected your ability to get to the gym, and that’s ok! The point is to start where you’re at and not beat yourself up about past failures to exercise. Acceptance will lead to a productive, healthy, and fulfilling workout because it lets you embrace your abilities (where they are right now) and challenge yourself appropriately, instead of denying reality and overworking yourself trying to prove something.

Start small, but do it regularly.

Assessing your fitness level can help you know where you’re at now and what goals are reasonable for you to attain at different points in the future. Usually just starting is enough challenge, so if you relate to that, start small. You will work up to more challenging levels as your body adjusts. But that will only happen if you exercise regularly. Consistency will help your body get used to and even crave the activity each day, which keeps you on the path to success.

Eat and drink right.

Get your body prepared to give you the energy you need to not only get through a workout but to stay strong during it. Energize yourself before your workout and help your body recover afterward by adding these foods and drinks to your menu before and after your workout. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout to stay hydrated, energized, and cool!

What other tips do you have for making a visit to the gym a seamless part of your day? Share your workout tips with the rest of our Williamsville, NY apartment community by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading!