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4 Ideas for Starting Up Your Healthy Lifestyle at the Gym and at Home

Think about this: You tap the snooze button, miss your morning workout at the gym in Maple Grove, get the kids ready for the day, and run to the office (or your work-from-home office), ordering breakfast and a coffee at the drive-through. You steadily find yourself doing this more often, and ultimately, it turns into your new morning routine. You promise yourself, “Monday, I’ll try again on Monday!”

Remind you of anything? If you’ve been through this previously, you’re not alone! And don’t be so critical of yourself up either – we’ve all gone through it. If you’re ready to get back in the gym and enhance your health, you’re in the correct place. We’ve assembled some of our best tips for getting back in shape and staying healthy.

1. Keep Meal Prep Uncomplicated

Does the task of meal prepping feel like too much to handle? Not here! At Farrell’s Maple Grove, our nutrition plans for your meals are easy, nutritious and flavorful. Making a healthy meal is simple with a protein, veggies and carbs.

To make shopping quick, write your grocery list into three sections: protein, carbs and healthy fats. Stock up on your preferences from every section, and you’ll have a week’s worth of meals!

Our favorites:

  • Protein—chicken and turkey
  • Carbs—wild rice and sweet potatoes
  • Fats—nuts and avocados

2. Shake Up Your Workouts

Cardio, high intensity interval training (HIIT), weightlifting and no impact—with so many distinct workouts available, how do you know what’s a good fit for you? The answer is, the optimal workout is the workout you like doing!

Farrell’s Maple Grove provides both online workouts and in-studio workouts, so you can get fit your way, on your schedule. Whichever setting you go with, your group fitness instructor will guide you through kickboxing and strength training workouts to melt fat and build muscle. And you’ll have fun in the process! The highlight is, all new members receive one free week of workouts.

3. Make Sure You’re Hydrated

It’s crucial to stay hydrated, but it’s even more critical to consume your H20 throughout hot weather! Proper hydration is essential for total health and ideal body functions.

Some of these functions include:

  • Controlling body temperature
  • Carrying nutrients
  • Protecting muscles and joints
  • Promoting healthy skin and organs
  • Regulating appetite

Unsure of how much water to drink? Set a goal to drink half your body weight in ounces. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, shoot to consume 100 ounces of water daily. Making a reminder on your phone is a great idea.

4. Prioritize Rest and Recovery

 

Listening to your body and taking rest days regularly is just as critical as working out. When you permit your body time to rest, it gets a jump-start on mending muscles, which permits muscles to expand and become stronger over time. This is important as the greater the muscle mass you have, the more calories your body expends – even during rest!

 

While getting back into a healthy routine, you don’t have to do it by yourself. After all, the hardest bit is often the first step. If you’re looking for a supportive community with a fitness program that assures results, come to a Farrell’s near you. We’re here to assist you in reaching your health and fitness goals!

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