162 games is a long season, you need to ease into the grind. It’s the same with working out, a fast start can be detrimental to your long-term goals. If you haven't worked out in a while, start slowly. Your body responds better and you'll see results faster by taking some time to ease into things.
Even the best hitters in baseball fail at the plate about 70% of the time–so stress is a constant. In day-to-day life, diet, lack of sleep, work pressure–even environmental factors contribute to stress levels that knock you out of your workout plans. Incorporating stress management into your routine–through cardio, yoga, meditation or breathing exercises–can be crucial to keep you going.
Sure, going yard is impressive, but other benefits of 2-3 strength workouts per week are just inspiring. Studies show that, aside from greater strength, better body fat management and hormone balance, resistance training can also help you ward off heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Do something you enjoy and you’ll stick with it. Sure it's been said before but it bears repeating. Finding an exercise or sport you love will keep you motivated and committed for the long run–even if that activity isn’t a long run. Stick with what you like and you’re more likely to stick to your program and find the best you.