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5 Workout Tips

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 9, 2017 8:02:05 AM

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Did you know that regular exercise can improve your mood? It can also help reduce stress, anxiety and help you sleep better. If you're looking to jumpstart your workout routine, check out our five tips below.

Looking for a little extra motivation? Register for the JJC Haunted 5K on Sunday, Oct. 22!

 

1. Start off slow.

Especially if you've never had a regular workout routine before, it's important to start off slow to avoid injuries, according to Fitness First Magazine

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2. Be consistent.

Being consistent doesn't mean you have to do the same workout every time. It just means you'll stay on track as long as you are making your workouts a priority and dedicating the same amount of time to them each week. Click here to learn more about the importance of consistency.

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3. Work out with a friend to increase your motivation.

Workout buddies not only increase your motivation but they also help with your accountability and provide support. Click here to learn why there's strength in numbers.

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4. Challenge yourself.

There are countless benefits to challenging yourself during your regular workout, such as increased stamina, a higher metabolic rate and higher self esteem.

5 workout tips joliet junior college jjc haunted 5k challenge yourself

 

5. Make it fun.

Working out doesn't have to be a drag! Create a playlist, turn it into a game or find ways to reward yourself. You're doing great!

5 workout tips joliet junior college jjc haunted 5k make it fun 

  

JJC's Haunted 5K

Want to boost the fun? Register for the JJC Haunted 5K! Taking place on Sunday, Oct. 22, the race itself begins at 9 a.m. A One Mile Kids Monster Dash will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Click here to learn more or register!

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