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Exercise this Summer

Dolley Madison Towers Blog, Arlington, VA Apartments  Get back into shape this summer with some of our tips and suggestions on making the shift to a healthier lifestyle!

A year has passed since last summer and your life might have gotten busy. Exercise might have slipped your mind as you attempted to balance your life, but now it’s time to get back into exercising and making better choices for your body. In this week’s Dolley Madison Towers Blog, we’re going to share some tips for getting back exercising and being healthy after a hiatus! If you don’t have a gym membership, you don’t have to worry because we’ve got a fitness center available for residents here at our Arlington, VA apartment community!


Watch what you Eat/Drink

Many people think that heading to the gym is how you get in shape, but it’s more about what you eat and drink. If you’re looking to get fit again, or maintain your fitness, you might need to make some sacrifices for health’s sake! You might need to give up eating fast food and drinking soda if you wished to meet your goals.


Eating healthy is an important part of being healthy, but we don’t mean “not eating.” As you’re exercising, your body will need nutrients to function optimally and repair itself, so don’t deprive yourself by skipping meals or not eating at all. If you are worried about weight or body fat percentage, try to achieve a caloric deficit without starving yourself.


Pace Yourself

Have you worked out before? If you have, you’ve probably got an idea of how much weight you can lift or how far you can run. Before you start exercising, take into consideration the fact that if you haven’t worked out for a while, you’re not going to be able to perform in the gym as well as you used to right off the bat.

Pace yourself, and start slow. You can avoid injury by reducing the weight you start with and running a shorter distance, doing so will allow you to be more consistent in the gym and help you achieve your goals at a more rapid rate.



Resting is one of the most important tips we have for you this week. Too many people put an emphasis on consistency at the gym. While consistency is necessary, giving your body a break to recuperate can make the process of getting healthy a little easier. Resting gives your body time to repair itself and helps to prevent injury — which really could keep you away from the gym for an extended amount of time. Be sensible when you head back to the gym.


We hope you enjoyed these tips and find them helpful as you recommit to hitting the gym! Good luck in your endeavors. Thanks for reading today’s post.