Keeping the body healthy and fit requires some effort. That’s why after having a good diet one needs to look for a way to maintain and keep the body in a stable condition. One of the ways is to start working out. Working out can:

• Be a solution to some of the diseases troubling human beings.

• A person can maintain low cholesterol levels in the body as calories are burnt up during exercises.

• Helps in keeping your heart healthy, takes care of the mental health and giving you better sleep.

• It can make you feel happier about your body thus reducing depression, stress and anxiety.

• Helps increase your energy levels especially among people that are easily fatigued.

There are however necessary steps that should be taken into consideration to have a good workout program and its outcome. It only calls for a little bit of dedication and discipline. These include:

Use of Complementary

Proper intake of supplements ensures you have enough nutrients during work out and are also crucial in preventing and repairing damaged tissues, recovery and increasing strength during a workout. For instance, pre-workout supplements contain other powerful ingredients such as caffeine and amino acids, that may help you gain metabolism. The ingredients help you exercise with more vigour and help you to develop stronger muscles. They are two types of supplements; the mineral/multivitamin supplements which is the most important and the protein supplements which is necessary for adding amino acids to the muscles.

Make Sure You Have Good Sporting Gear

Look for a comfortable work out gear that you will use when doing your exercises. Having sporting shoes and clothes that are ideal for a workout is vital rather than just wearing any other type of clothing and shoes. The best way of finding the right gear is by visiting a sports shop and looking at which best fits your body.

Plan Your Training

When starting its advisable to train more often to train your muscles and make them adapt to the new routine to avoid unnecessary damage. It is important to follow your timetable as much as the body work out is concerned, because the body also needs an equal amount of rest. It is all about the cycle that the body adapts to. Start easy with your muscles and pick an exercise that you are able to do with ease then go on to more complex exercises as your body adapts.

Check On Your Diet

For the exercise to bear fruit, you need to work on your diet and change to one which suits and one that will supplement your workout to achieve desired outcomes. It is necessary to cut off junk foods. Make sure you increase your protein consumption. Muscles are built with proteins and it is the amino acids that are used to repair the muscles tissues. Add to the list more consumption of fruits and vegetables. Also, ensure you take lots of water to prevent you from dehydration at all days not only during the days you are working out

Safety Guidelines

When starting it is good to note the basic movements and safety tips to avoid unnecessary injuries and keep them as low as possible. It is important to hire a personal trainer, visit a gym or get a workout partner who is more advanced in terms of working out to give you the necessary tips and guidelines to avoid harming yourself. This is because the trainer can assess how strong you are and give you exercises that match your ability at that particular moment. Avoid overstretching your muscles.

Making The Right Gym Choices

Always make sure that you choose the gym where you will feel most comfortable. Take a reconnaissance trip and look around to see what services they offer, the equipment they use, the type of people that go the gym, how crowded the place is, and how far it is from your residence. If you are unsure about the gym, make sure you have a few gym equipment at home or hire a trainer to take you through the work out sessions. There’re exercises that you need to master to achieve your desired outcomes.

Manage Your Mentality

Family, work and other commitments will be one of the hindrances to your planned work out program. There is a need to balance activities for everything to fall into place. The first thing is to identify what exactly you want to achieve with this exercise. You will use this to gauge how far you have gone. Always think positive of the workout. Think of the outcome of the workout and how important it will be to your health and body. Make sure you develop a discipline to prevent you from engaging in activities that go contrary to the workout. Mental health plays a crucial role in keeping yourself motivated, positive and consistent in workout sessions.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva


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