Exercise: how to get started.

Starting to exercise is an important step in improving your health and well-being. However, it can be difficult to know where to start, especially if you’re not used to moving.

In this post, we will look at which exercises are best suited to start exercising, taking into account your fitness level and individual goals.

Types of Exercises

Bodyweight exercises

Bodyweight exercises are a great way to start exercising safely and effectively. They do not require any special equipment and can be done anywhere.

Some examples of bodyweight exercises include:

  1. Walk
  2. Race
  3. Squat
  4. Sink
  5. Push-ups
  6. Sit-up
  7. Plank

Exercises with equipment

If you want to increase the intensity of your workout, you can use equipment such as weights, dumbbells, elastic bands, or treadmills.

Some examples of equipment exercises include:

  1. Weighted exercises
  2. Dumbbell exercises
  3. Exercises with elastic bands
  4. Cardio exercises

Tips to get started

Tips to start exercising safely and gradually:

  1. Start with low-intensity exercises and gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts.
  2. Listen to your body and rest when needed.
  3. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout.
  4. Wear comfortable, breathable shoes.
  5. Warm up before you start your workout and cool down at the end.
  6. Consult a doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health problems.

Progression & Goals


As you get used to physical activity, you can increase the duration and intensity of your workouts. You can also add new exercises to the program.

Individual goals:

It’s important to set individual goals to stay motivated. The objectives can be of different natures, such as:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Tone your muscles
  3. Improve endurance
  4. Reduce stress

Motivation tips

Physical activity should not be forced but, on the contrary, should be the result of a conscious choice and be pleasant and rewarding. However, for many people it is difficult to find these characteristics in training, which is instead experienced as an annoying obligation. In this case, the motivation is lacking and it is here that some “tricks” to not give up come in handy:

  1. Find an activity you enjoy.
  2. Work out with a friend or family member.
  3. Join a gym or fitness class.
  4. Listen to music during your workout.
  5. Set rewards for your achievements.

Starting to exercise is an important step in improving your health and well-being. There are many different exercises that can be tailored to your individual fitness level and goals. It’s important to start slowly and listen to your body. With a little effort and perseverance, you can achieve great results.

Always remember that the most important thing is to start moving!