Whether you’re already on a carefully planned fitness routine or are just looking to begin with one.
Or maybe you’re just trying to get back in shape and stay that way, you know you’ll need to make certain lifestyle changes.
Believe it or not, sometimes, there are some little things that make a big difference when it comes to helping you stay in shape.
That’s exactly what I’ve outlined here. Read on…
Don’t (Mindlessly) Snack On Nuts
Sure, nuts are healthy and packed with omega 3 fatty acids and all the other good stuff, but constantly munching of them can do more harm than good.
Remember that – while nuts are extremely healthy and important to consume – they are calorie dense, and need to be consumed in moderation.
Stretch at the Right Time
Yes, stretching your body is good, and can help improve muscle health and boost blood circulation.
But did you know there is an ideal time to stretch?
And it’s not right after you get out of bed or after a long day at work, sitting at a desk 🙂
The ideal time to stretch is after you take a warm shower or after your workout sessions.
Do Planks the Right Way
A lot of people tend to hate planks– almost as much as push-ups, but that’s actually because they have the wrong posture while they do it.
The next time you’re doing planks, remember not to tense your shoulders. Keep them relaxed. Tense your core instead.
Suck your abs in and keep your shoulders firm yet relaxed.
If that sounds like mumbo jumbo, have no fear! I have a ton of workout videos where I plank with you and show you how it’s done.
Plan your Cheat Meals
Your cheat meals should ideally make up 1% of your total meals, and should help you stay on track 99% of the time.
Just like you do with your healthy meals, plan your cheat meals too.
It’s how you stay focused 🙂
Elevate your Game
If you’re new to exercise, you might want to start off by working out one to two days a week, but once you do that, don’t just stay there.
Gradually keep going even further and make exercise a part of your life. Exercise for at least five days a week, even if it is just a 10-15 minute workout session.
Don’t Skip Exercise
A lot of people say that abs are made in the kitchen, and losing weight is 80% about following the right diet.
That’s not true at all. If you’re aiming to lose weight, you’ll need to put in equal amounts of your dedication into both.
You will need to focus on improving your diet as well as exercising.
It’s okay to start with cleaning up your diet and then add in exercise later. However, long term, both diet and exercise require attention
It’s Not Just Diet & Exercise
So what about all those people who are working out, exercising and eating right and still not getting in shape?
For that (frustrating) situation, I recommend getting examined for any underlying health conditions that could be causing unexplained weight gain.
It could be high cholesterol, thyroid issues or even hormonal imbalance.
However, there is no way to be sure without proper examination by a Medical Doctor.
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