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Hit the right gym, have a great workout

Our bodies actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health.

Deepa Gupta | New Delhi |

Our bodies actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. If you do not exercise, your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won’t function efficiently. Your joints will be stiff and prone to injuries. Workout reduces the risk of cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases as well. It can delay the aging process and improve your appearance.

Cherry pick the gym and fulfill the basics that will help you towards your particular goals:

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Before going to a gym on regular basis, you need to know to keep your workout session safe and effective. Don’t let misleading notions hinder your fitness goals.

It is important to go through a series of stretches to prepare muscles and joints for the activity that is going to happen.

Start planning what you eat, counting the calories and refusing that last drink on a night out.

Never be afraid to interrogate instructors on whether a class is actually useful for you.

Check the class schedule before you sign on the dotted line. Try a class or two to see if the instructors are knowledgeable and professional.

You should make sure that the gym has the right equipment, lots of machines that work and enough space for the types of workouts you like to do.

Ask the current members about the facilities you are looking for in the gym.

Ensure whether the place you are working out in is clean. Make sure there are hand sanitizers, equipment cleaners or germ killing sheets to wipe down the equipment.

See if signing up for a membership is worth your money. Find out how much gym charges you per month and then calculate the number of days you will be visiting.

The better you choose and the harder you train, the faster you’ll see results up to a point. And that point is not very extreme if you are just getting started.