Well, you should know…. It is NOT TOO LATE!
Getting started with exercise can be the most difficult hurdle to overcome when it comes to making a healthier lifestyle change. Good news is, once the ball is rolling, it is MUCH easier to keep it going. But you need to know how to get it started safely.
Home exercise is not always the best choice for beginners. The lack of guidance and supervision can potentially lead to over training or doing too much too soon which can result in possible injury, feeling too sore or too fatigued, and loss of motivation – NOT GOOD!
Joining a health club or community program that specializes in beginner exercise programs is a better alternative. A safe, friendly environment with other participants who are similar in age and health and have similar exercise experience can be encouraging and motivating.
Having exercise staff with proper education and the experience of working with beginners is a key component to long term success and continued results.
For people in and around the Boston area, consider 60/60 – our physician referral medical exercise program. We are located in Dedham, just 30 minutes from downtown Boston. Our program is designed for people who are new to exercise and possibly overweight, or with health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or specific orthopedic problems.
We have been teaching beginners how to exercise for over 10 years and have helped thousands of people start living a healthier lifestyle.
Speak with your physician about exercise programs in your area that are specifically designed for beginners with medical conditions. Click here to learn about the 60/60 Medical Exercise Program.
– Robbie G., M.S. Exercise Physiologist and Cancer Exercise Specialist at DHAC