Bad Fitness Habits You Should Break

Fitness blunders are worse as it could affect your long-term health. I'm sure you must be killing it at the gym but make sure you don't injure yourself. Here we bring to you a list of bad fitness habits. If you're guilty of any one of these, it's time to make a change. Working Out on an Empty Stomach You should give your body fuel before you push it to the max. In fact, your body needs some glucose for fuel in addition to what it can use from fat stores when you're working out. If you don't have any blood sugar available, your body can eat it's own muscle tissue to get glycogen for fuel once it runs out of available blood sugar. Low blood sugar will make you tired and sluggish. This can also make you feel dizzy during and after your training session. Eating something 45 minutes before you workout will give you more energy and endurance to work harder. A quick healthy snack that provide your body with the fuel it needs can be low-fat yogurt with berries, bananas, apples These are quick, healthy snacks that will provide your body with the fuel it needs for a hard-core workout. Winging your workout You don't want to waste your precious time at the gym trying to decide which machine to use. It is a good idea to have a workout plan instead of wandering around, so you can save time and be efficient. And for the most effective workout keep the intensity up and stay focused. Skipping Your Stretches Forms of dynamic stretching is something you can perform before the actual workout. You should stick with 5-10 minutes of cardio so your body gets a chance to warm up muscles slowly and in a functional way. Sticking with your regular routine Your body is constantly adapting and you can tell when you've done too much of the same workout. How? No improvement will be seen because your body adapts to a routine in a matter of weeks. Working out isn't simply enough. Thus, to see more progress you will have to constantly challenge your body. Try changing up the routine every few weeks so you can always keep your body in tip-top shape.

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