If you feel that you are exercising infrequently, make a schedule and stop making excuses. Plan the number of days, the times of days and the types of activity that you will participate in. You should schedule a replacement workout if you can’t avoid skipping one, and make it a priority equal to your regular exercise routine.
When choosing exercise footwear, be sure to pick properly fitted shoes. Feet are normally a bit larger in the evenings, so that is the right time to purchase new shoes. There should at least be a space of half an inch between your big toe and the shoe. Wiggling your toes should be easy.
If you are new to cycling, remember to lean forward when riding uphill. Doing this can help to distribute the weight better. Leaning back adds more resistance on the back wheel and makes it harder to pedal.
When you first decide to become more fit you will probably have a lot of motivation. Remember to try and save some of this motivation for later on in your routine as after the first few months it can often feel much more difficult to stay motivated and driven to succeed.
You need to strengthen your thigh muscles if you want to protect your knees. A ligament tear behind the kneecap is a frequent sports injury that can create life-long issues. Be sure to stretch these muscles and work them out regularly. One exercise that can help you build these muscles are leg curls. Treadmills and other forms of indoor exercise equipment are great, but they don’t compare to exercising in the great outdoors. Treadmills are easier to use and very convenient, but jogging on pavement is much better for you.