Avoid common fitness pitfalls
Stay positive throughout your fitness experience, and you’re more likely to achieve success, says Louise Green. Here are some common fitness pitfalls to avoid:
• Doing too much, too fast
• Setting unrealistic goals – “Many people start out too lofty and then cannot achieve what they set out to do,” she says. “Small changes add up quickly so make your goals attainable and small to start.”
• Not warming up or stretching
• Underestimating the importance of rest
• Not understanding the realities – “3,500 calories equal one pound of fat, which means in order to lose one pound per week, you either need to expend 500 calories (extra) per day or consume 500 calories less,” says Green.