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Everyone is Offering the BEST
Let’s face it. There are plenty of advertisements- well, everywhere- that scream of offering the “best” product, plan, equipment, you name it, out there so you too can have a healthy lifestyle like everyone else. What’s the truth? What actually does work?
If you’ve found yourself asking this question even more often these days, you aren’t the only one. It seems as if every market- from travel to business- and all things in between speak constantly of being in great shape and how those that are, fair better out in the world and they do this for good reasons as it’s important we’re good to our bodies with both a good healthy diet and regular exercise.
So what is it that will really help you to live this healthy lifestyle? Well, obviously, your food choices come into play. You can’t sit around eating fried chicken all the time and expect to be healthy! You also need to eat whatever it is that you do eat, in moderation. A little of everything is better than a whole lot of one thing. Keep it balanced. Protein, carbohydrate, fruits and veggies. Sweets only as special treats and limit those to one time a week and look after your well-being, after all we all only have 1 life to live and we should treat it with the respect it deserves.
Do What You Like
If you are all gung-ho in wanting to be healthy and decide you’re going to hike as part of your exercising routine, but you hate to be outside with bugs and dirt, how long are you REALLY going to hike? I’d give it a week or two before you’ll be disgusted with it! You don’t need to do something new. If you like to swim, then sign up at a fitness club that offers an indoor pool. At least it’s something you’ll enjoy doing and you can also plan to do it year round.
If you’ve decided you are going to run for exercise but you have bad knees and really aren’t in any shape to be running (yet), then don’t try it! Choose to walk briskly for 30 minutes instead of running. You’ll accomplish your realistic goal this way and you’ll more than likely continue with the exercise program. Walking briskly really is good for you. Going faster isn’t always best!
Speaking of Goals
Say you want to lose 50 pounds and you come up with the plan you feel you’ll need to incorporate in order to succeed. You need to have many smaller goals lined up between your zero pounds lost and the 50 total. This will help you to stay motivated, as well as make you feel like you really are accomplishing something while on your way to the 50 pound “grand goal” and greatly reduced fat loss.
For instance, you could say that you plan to walk briskly for 15 minutes in the first week. Stay away from determining a number of pounds you want to lose weekly. More often than not, you lose inches before you see the pounds go down so if you are focused on a specific number of pounds to lose every week, you’ll likely become disappointed rather quickly.
Focus more on the exercise you are performing weekly instead of on the weight loss itself. If you are using an elliptical, challenge yourself to stay on it for so many minutes at “such and such” level. Increase it a little every week. You’ll find that you’ll not only reach your total weight loss goal, you’ll have fun doing so and will learn to make better food choices in the process.
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