Q: How often should I exercise?
A: Beginners should start by working out three times a week. After six weeks it is safe to increase the intensity of your workout program.
Q: What is cross-training?
A: Cross training is the practice of combining different methods of training into your workout program. Instead of running everyday, cross training allows you to vary your daily activities. It may also help you avoid injuries by lessening the continued stress on certain joints and muscles.
Q: How long will it take me to see results?
A: You should begin to feel the results of working out almost immediately. Overall increase in strength and loss of weight takes an average of four to six weeks to achieve.
Q: When is the best time to stretch?
A: It is best to stretch at the end of your workout when your muscles are warm. If you feel that you need to stretch before working out, do some light cardio to warm up before stretching.
Q: How much water should I drink?
A: Everyone should drink at least eight 8oz glasses of water per day. People who are active should drink more water to replenish the fluids lost during their workout.