How to Not Kill Your Body


Mary Mount, Writer

These past few weeks and next few are gonna be great times to finally get in shape. Especially now with the great whether it is a great thing to get out and go on a run or walk to stay active. But, starting after not doing any physical activity for awhile can really seem to tire your body out. So, I have a few tips that might help you to keep going.

  1. Hydrate: This may seem to be an obvious one, but you have to make sure you’re giving your body the right kind of hydration. Water is always great! Staying away from pop and a bunch of juice would be good as well. A glass of orange juice a day isn’t bad, but when you have 5 a day, that’s a lot of sugar. Also, gatorade no matter how much it is promoted it still isn’t the best because of how much sugar it has. But if you get the zero sugar kind then go for it.
  2. Stretch: When first starting to workout you will be somewhat sore no matter how much you stretch, but it really can help. Also being able to be a little flexible can really help with any kind of workout you may do. Stretching before and after is what is recommended.
  3. Start Slow: Starting off fast and intense can kill your body right away and by the 3rd day you’ll want a rest day already. So, if you’re running start off with maybe just a mile for the first week, then run a little more the second and so on. Building up to your goal can help your body with the transition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GET OUT AND EXERCISE!