Are you ready to return to the gym? Getting back into a routine may feel challenging, so take it day by day and find ways to supplement your gym workouts by promoting wellness at home as well.
Getting back into a routine
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.
Don’t overdo it when you first return: Take it slow and build back up to your previous fitness levels.
Remember to include rest days into your routine so you can build muscle and recover.
Focus on your form during exercises to prevent injuries.
How to work out safely
Remember to keep yourself healthy by following general health precautions.
Certain precautions are still recommended to protect vulnerable people.
Ask your gym what they’re doing to keep their facility clean, and be sure to sanitize all equipment before and after you touch it.
Keep your distance from others: at least two meters at all times.
Promoting wellness at home
Keep up good habits at home to help fuel your progress.
Maintain wellness by following a regular bedtime and morning routine to ensure you’re getting enough sleep.
Keep your home clean and organized to promote mental health at home.
Stick to a healthy diet as you begin to work out regularly again.
If you’re one of the many who took significant time off from working out due to COVID restrictions, going back to the gym might be a rude awakening. But these resources can help you return to your pre-pandemic fitness levels before you know it!
Ben Yates is a personal trainer and behaviour change specialist based at Places Gym Hinckley and Hinckley Leisure Centre in Leicestershire.
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This guest article is written by Gabriel Patel of HealthWellWise.