During the spring months, gyms tend to see a general influx of members participating in classes, workouts, and sessions as they attempt to get their beach bodies back. There are many ways in which those seeking the best shape of their life can actually attain better workouts and stay healthy in the process. OROGOLD would like to explore just some of those ways in which you can maximize your fitness sessions and get healthy in the article below.

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Hydrate!
When you work out, your body produces sweat. Everybody knows that. What most people don’t know is that you need to drink at least 8-12 glasses of water per day to stay optimally hydrated. Sweating is a good thing; it removes toxins and impurities from within your body and gives you a refreshed feeling. When you sweat, though, it taps into your body’s water stores and depletes them. Keep replenishing what is being lost by drinking before, during, and after your workout.

Track Your Heart Rate
Many treadmills and elliptical machines have built in heart monitors, however; if you plan on doing any running or walking outdoors, you will want to invest in a heart monitor that you can wear on your arm or wrist while you exercise to ensure you aren’t exceeding what it healthy.

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Monitor Calories Burned
If you are trying to lose weight, you will want to monitor how many calories you are burning per workout so you can adjust, add, or take away workouts that are or aren’t right for you. This will also help you factor in how many calories you should eat daily depending on your particular needs.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting enough sleep is important to your overall health and well-being. If you are lacking on sleep, this can greatly impact your immune system, causing you to get sick, and stay sick for longer periods of time. Sleeping also allows the body to rest, prevents skin damage, and burns calories as well. Who knew?

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Eat Healthy
Eating healthy is exceptionally important when it comes to maximizing your workouts and staying healthier. Opt for salads, with plenty of fresh leafy greens, vegetables, and lean meats. Opt for fresh, raw ingredients whenever possible, and if you are planning on eating a protein, make sure it’s either a lean meat, or unsalted, unroasted nuts. Also, include plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids as well.

Pace Yourself
Pacing yourself is key to having a safe, healthy workout. By over exerting yourself, or working out too much, too fast, and too hard, you can cause muscle tears, sprains, pulled muscles, cramps, and even fainting episodes. Give yourself time to get accustomed to a workout routine, and don’t overdo it. Don’t do too much all at once. Work on your arms and abs one day, and legs and back another day. Give yourself adequate time, and set realistic time frames in which to work out.

 

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