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Exercise for Beginners

Setting up your own program


Updated December 20, 2004

Beginning a workout program for weight loss can be overwhelming. What exercises should you be doing? How much? How often? How hard? With proper planning, you can set up a complete exercise program to help you reach your fitness goals, whatever Before you get started, make sure you check with your doctor to make sure you don't have any health or medical problems. Then get some paper, a pen and a calendar and get ready to plan your program. Planning things out will make it easier to reach your goals and to stick with your program for the long term.

Basic Steps

Below are the steps you'll need to take to set up a good solid routine:

  • Set your goals
  • Set a timeframe for your goals
  • Figure out how to meet your goals with an exercise program
  • Structure your program
  • Maintain your program

At my beginner's corner, you'll learn exactly how to do all of these things from setting goals to what to wear to reach your goals. The important thing to remember is that it won't be easy! There aren't any shortcuts to health and fitness and it will require some effort and discipline on your part. What makes it easier is preparation, planning and consistency.

Here's how!

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