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4 Tips for Starting Up Your Healthy Habits at the Gym and at Home

Imagine this: You hit the snooze button, skip your early workout at the gym in Brooklyn Park, get the kids ready for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home area), grabbing breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You steadily find yourself doing this more frequently, and finally, it shifts into your new morning routine. You think to yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”

Does that remind you of anything? If you’ve experienced this before, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re prepared to get back in the gym and increase your health, you’ve arrived at the right place. We’ve put together some of our best tips for getting back in shape and remaining healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Simple

Does the idea of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? Not here! At Farrell’s Brooklyn Park, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, healthy and flavorful. Putting together a healthy meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping fast, write your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Get your preferences from every section, and you’ve got yourself a week’s worth of meals!

Our top choices:

  • Protein—chicken and turkey
  • Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
  • Fats—nuts and avocados

2. Vary Your Workouts

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and zero impact—with so many contrasting workouts out there, how do you know what’s ideal for you? The answer is, the best workout is the workout you are motivated to do!

Farrell’s Brooklyn Park provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your schedule. Whichever workout you want, your group fitness instructor will lead you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to melt fat and increase muscle. And you’ll have fun doing it! The highlight is, all new members get one free week of workouts.

3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated

It’s crucial to stay hydrated, but it’s even more critical to consume your H20 during hot weather! Adequate hydration is imperative for complete health and peak body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Regulating body temperature
  • Transporting nutrients
  • Guarding muscles and joints
  • Assisting in healthy skin and organs
  • Controlling appetite

Unsure of how much water to drink? Make a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. To illustrate, if you weigh 200 pounds, aim to get in 100 ounces of water every day. Creating a reminder on your phone is a great idea.

4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery

 

Paying attention to your body and taking rest days often is just as important as going to the gym. When you allow your body time to rest, it starts repairing muscles, which permits muscles to grow and become stronger as time passes. This is crucial because the bigger the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body uses – even when you’re resting!

 

While returning to healthy habits, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the most challenging part is often the first step. If you’re looking for a caring community with a fitness program that guarantees results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to support you as you reach your health and fitness goals!

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