HEALTH AND TRAINING TIPS

Keep healthy, safe and on track with your challenges

If you’re just starting out, there are a few things you need to consider before you get going, such as which exercises are best for you, how much time you spend training and how to maintain fitness.

50 Challenges fitness and nutrition expert, Florentia Anastasiou of New Generation Personal Training, shares her tips for going from nothing to something.

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

If you’re just starting out, there are a few things you need to consider before you get going, such as which exercises are best for you, how much time you spend training and how to maintain fitness.

BUILDING FITNESS INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

If you’re going to start getting into fitness and training your body as part of your 50 Challenges, you’ll want to have a routine that is achievable and you can stick to whilst going about your average day.

THE IMPORTANCE OF SETTING SMALL GOALS IN FITNESS

You may be inspired by 50 Challenges to set yourself a big goal: to run your first marathon, to cycle your first 50-mile race or to swim a mile. Keeping your eye on your long-term prize is, of course, important if you’re serious about achieving it; but to ensure success, it’s just as important to set yourself smaller milestones to help keep you on track.

WHAT IS HIIT TRAINING AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR CHALLENGES?

You may have set yourself a challenge of competing in a long-distance cycling race or running 5k in under 20 minutes, but that doesn’t mean that all your training should be cycling or pounding the pavements. The most successful training regimes include a variety of disciplines to build up key muscle groups and strength to support your overall goal. A very effective – and time effective – technique that can support all physical goals is HIIT training.

PROS & CONS OF CARDIO WEIGHT TRAINING

Which exercise is the right one for you? When considering different options, it’s important to weigh up the positive and negative aspects of each.  Our analysis will help you decide if weight training should be part of your fitness routine.

BEST EXERCISES FOR YOUR CORE

Maintaining your core is important to support all fitness routines and to help you achieve physical goals. A weak core makes it much harder to keep going and to achieve your full potential, whether you’ve set yourself a running, walking, cycling or swimming challenge.

HOW TO AVOID INJURY

If you’re working towards a physical goal for 50 Challenges, the last thing you want is an injury.  Follow our tips to minimise your risk of injury and keep you on track for your challenges.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO RECOVER FROM AN INJURY?

Suffering from an injury can be incredibly frustrating if you’ve just started getting closer to achieving your goals.  Ideally, you should ease yourself into any training, but even with the most gradual training plans, injuries do happen.  Our guide will help you recover effectively so you can get back on track with your challenges.

 

DISCLAIMER

We want you to stay safe and healthy during your 50 Challenges

This information is intended for general use only.  This information is not a substitute for, nor a replacement of, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should consult with a physician or other health-care professional. 50 Challenges Limited and Florentia Anastasiou do not provide medical advice and are not qualified to do so.  We strongly recommend that you seek professional medical advice before embarking on any diet or exercise programme; do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health-related advice from your health-care professional as a result of information you have obtained from this article.  Any exercise programme, even in healthy individuals, carries risk; you have a responsibility to exercise your own personal judgement, as well as any other considerations, before acting on any of the content provided by us. The use of any information provided in this article is solely at your own risk.

 

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