Jun 8, 2011
Good Housekeeping-If the prospect of complicated workouts makes you anxious, rethink your plan, says Texas Tech University sports and exercise psychology professor Marc Lochbaum, Ph.D. His three-pronged approach: familiar movements (walking, crunches, or even aerobics videos), a friendly environment (in your home or neighborhood), and 'your most nonjudgmental girlfriend to work out with.' Later, if you want to conquer the gym, try a community center or Y, says nutrition and fitness expert Pamela M. Peeke, M.D. 'They're less likely to have that 'gym-rat' feel. Start with one piece of equipment, and work from there.'
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