Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer who has helped stars such as Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry, Robert Pattinson, Eva Mendes, Lady Gaga and many others to stay fit. He is well-known for his straightforward approach towards fitness and his efforts in keeping everything simple. Here, he is advising people on how to get started with a workout routine and how to make sure that you stick to it.
Take The Help of Technology
The nutritionist wants you to take help of technology when you are just starting to workout. You can take help of FitBit as it will help you make every step count. When you start counting the 5-minute walk you took during lunchtime or the walk you did while grabbing a cup of coffee, you will feel great about reaching these goals. Achievement of these goals would make you feel good about it.
The New York Times best-selling author also wants you to ensure that you set only small goals of fitness in the beginning, reports Toronto Sun. Don’t get swayed by the targets set by other people such as walking 10,000 steps a day. Instead, you should set some simpler goals such as 2,000 steps in a day. When you get comfortable with 2,000 steps, you can then move on to 3,000 steps in a day.
No matter whether you are a beginner or not, you should make sure that you workout outside. It will help you get loads of vitamin D and fresh air. The outdoor workouts would also activate your senses and make you feel great from the inside. It’s totally free of cost too.
The Los Angeles-based fitness expert advises that if you don’t even have 30 minutes to spare for a workout, you should focus on making every step count. You should walk as much as you can and make simple lifestyle changes like taking the stairs. The little steps would go a long way to help you stay fit. (As the saying goes, something is better than nothing.)
No Gym Needed
Most people have a misconception that you can get fit only inside the gym. This is not the case according to the Toronto-born trainer. He thinks that you just need your imagination to start exercising. You can use the stairs as workout equipment and run up and down them to boost your heart rate. You can also take two steps at a time to make it a bit tougher.
You can also use a bench to do triceps or push-ups with your feet. These workouts would help you to tone up your arms. Make sure that no matter what exercises you do, you do it with intensity. The more intense your workouts are, the better would be the results.
No Poor Diet
If you are just starting off with a workout routine, you should remember not to forget the importance of diet. Pasternak believes that no amount of exercise can compensate for a poor diet. So keep your diet healthy and your workouts would be more productive. If you would eat junk food, you will ruin your workout efforts and never see the results. So, avoid it as much as possible.
Being Active Matters
The fitness guru wants you to be active all the time. You should never exercise for half an hour and then become sedentary for the rest of the day. Always remember that you need to burn calories all day long in order to achieve real results.