New Year's Resolutions 2

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Every January, gyms, fitness centers and wellness centers are full of people with New Years Resolutions to get in shape. In todays 60 Second Housecall, Dr. Edward Hill provides some workout tips to help you live up to those resolutions.

Dr. Hill:

Many people resolve to get into better shape as a New Years resolution. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Americans do not stick with their resolutions. Here are some tips that will help turn your resolution into reality.

Always warm up. Start your strength and cardiovascular workouts with at least 10 minutes of very light exercise, such as walking or stationary cycling.

Start by lifting light weights.

Mix up your workouts. Make sure your program includes a balance of strength, cardiovascular and flexibility exercises.

Rest. Alternate hard workout days with easy days, and take one or two complete days of rest each week.

Listen to your body. Know the difference between the slight muscle soreness of a good workout and the soreness thats a potential warning sign of injury.

Learn proper technique. A trainer can teach you the subtleties of using exercise equipment. These adjustments can make a big difference in keeping your fitness resolution.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.