Fitness Mistakes Several Women Make

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No matter how much you think you know your fitness regime, there is always a chance that you might not be doing something correctly.

And this is more likely when you exercise unsupervised. Some women work out for months without really gaining any ground when it comes to losing weight. Here are some common mistakes that women make while exercising.

– Don’t get frustrated if you see no results in the first few weeks and stop. Every woman is built differently and what might work for one might not work for another. Hence, be patient. If you’re unsure about it, ask a trainer in your gym, a friend who has knowledge about fitness or check online. The internet has a treasure trove of information.

– Don’t hesitate to change your workout regime if it isn’t working for you. By trying out different exercise routines, you won’t just figure out what works for you, you’ll also figure out what you like doing best.

– If you’re just starting to workout or are about to workout after a gap, start slowly. Ease yourself into your routine instead of throwing yourself headlong into it. While your body will feel sore the first couple of days, eventually it will get used to this new regime.

– What you have after your workout is very important. Instead of a cup of coffee, sip on water. And just because you think you’ve burned hundreds of calories, doesn’t mean you can eat high calorie foods. Stick to a simple sandwich post a workout or a cup of yogurt.

– Regularly use the treadmill or the elliptical trainer? Don’t hold on to them while using them — that is a major mistake. These will not help you burn as many calories that you ideally should be burning. And don’t assume that weights will give you unsightly muscles. Ask your trainer to suggest the appropriate weights according to your fitness goal.

– Don’t forget to stretch your body before as well as after your workout. This will ensure that you don’t injure yourself while you exercise.

– Lastly, don’t have unrealistic expectations. Allow yourself time to reach your fitness goal and give yourself a break every now and then.