The Best Exercise Regimen for You

Once you start hitting the gym regularly, what exactly should you be doing?

A gym regimen should be tailored to the fitness goal that you are trying to achieve. My recommendation for workouts is to set goals that are physical tasks rather than appearance based. For example, if your goal is to run a 5k, plan your workouts with that in mind.

Even when your ultimate goal is appearance based, you can use measurable physical goals to get there. Setting a poundage goal in a strength exercise or a time goal on the track or treadmill is far more measurable and meaningful than simply saying that you’d like to ‘look better’. I’ll go through some examples next week, but start thinking about some physical goals you might want to achieve.

dr. uruj kamal

dr. uruj kamal

Dr. Uruj Kamal is a second year resident in Psychiatry at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. A Stony Brook native, she enjoys combining her knowledge of mental health and awareness with her passion for health, fitness and beauty. In her spare time, enjoys fashion, kayaking on West Meadow Beach, and creating westernized-Asian recipes.