You already know that working out is a good idea — that’s why you might feel guilty for skipping it. What you may not know, however, is precisely what makes it so beneficial. A successful exercise routine can do so much more than help you maintain a healthy body type. It also can improve your mood, reduce stress levels and lower your risk for experiencing health issues later in life.
Yet even though you may be aware of everything regular workouts can do for you, you still may have trouble staying motivated to go to the gym. You also may be approaching your workout in a way that doesn’t allow you to receive optimum benefits.
That’s why it can be important to know some of the do’s and don’ts before starting a regular fitness routine. These suggestions can help you get the most out of exercising, while reducing your risk of injury. For example, although it’s a good idea to stay hydrated, avoid guzzling water to prevent cramps.
The accompanying women’s workout guide infographic contains some useful advice to help women maximize their workouts, as well as some tips they can use to stay motivated to get to the gym.