The benefits of physical exercise to the health of any man do not need to be introduced. Many men want to exercise, but they have no idea where to start. This article focuses on what you need to do when you are starting an exercise program.  The most important thing to remember is that to exercise should be fun and not something to be dreaded.

See a doctor if you have a health problem

Most men who have not been involving in physical exercised before in their lives are at the risk of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and other such lifestyle conditions. If you are starting to exercise it is best that you see your doctor first so that you are sure it is safe to involve yourself in physical exercise.

Prepare adequately

Before you start on any exercise regime, it is best that you are adequately prepared. Get the required gear you will need for your exercise sessions. One of the most important things you will need are proper sports shoes and attire. If you will be lifting weights, you will need weight lifting gloves to protect your hands. If your regime will include road running, include a reflective vest so that in the dark, drivers can see you. Buy your exercise equipment from reputable sports shops and always remember that you get what you pay for. If in doubt, ask the shop assistants, they know these things.

Start easy

Many men make the mistake of thinking that starting with rigorous exercises will make them see results earlier. This is a dangerous myth. If you over exert yourself, you run the risk of injuring yourself and ending up abandoning your exercise regime. When you are starting, select easy exercises such as stretching, walking and aerobics. Also, increase the toughness of your exercises carefully. If you do it too abruptly, your body will not be able to handle the pressure.

Create a schedule and stick to it

Experienced fitness enthusiasts will tell you that it is important to have an exercise schedule. The schedule you set should be one that responds to your other activities such as work. When you create an initial schedule remember to include days to rest. Never make a mistake of thinking the exercising without rest will make you see results faster. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Results take consistency to be seen. Exercise enough discipline and stick to the schedule you have created.

If you are starting an exercise routine, congratulations on your decision. Remember to be consistent. The benefits of exercise can start to shrink within two weeks of not exercising and within two months, you will be as good as someone who has never exercised in their life.