Follow these habits and you will stay fit forever
The covid-19 pandemic has taught every single human being the importance of staying fit and healthy. Until now we all had different excuses ready for not being able to work out. But the truth is, in order to become fit and stay fit we need to cultivate healthy habits in our day to day life. Many people start imitating the lifestyle of others, without knowing which the best option for their own health is.
In article we will talk about some of the easy habits that you start with to move towards the better lifestyle. Once you are done reading this article you will understand why your motivation has been slipping away.
- Start slow
We all have heard the phrase “slow and steady wins the race”. You will come across people who will tell you many things together in order to be healthy like start going to the gym, workout for 1-2 hour every day, don’t eat this and that, etc. and this makes it tough for many of us and we lose the motivation to even start exercising. Overdoing the wrong exercises might lead to ligament or muscle injury, hence depending on the right trainer who knows your body and advice you accordingly, is must.
You can start with working out 30 minutes a day for 3 or 5 days a week because your body needs to get used to the new routine and then you can gradually increase the time of workout. You can start with 2-4 types of warm-up exercises like stretching and if you wish you can also hire an experienced personal trainer who can guide you on your journey.
- Eat this and not that
Experts have said over and over again that you do not need to give up your eating habits at once. The right balanced diet comprising fat, protein, carbohydrates and the mineral and vitamins give the much-needed boost and strength to your body. Our body is used to certain type of routine and eating habits hence when you give up everything at once, your body and mind get confused and it makes you crave for your favorite food.
If you hire a personal trainer, they will always recommend you replace one food item with another and until you get used to it do not give up another eating habit. By doing this you will enjoyhealthy eating too and keep up your motivation as well.
- Don’t follow the trend
Every day there is new trend coming up on social media platforms and we feel like following those trends, but have we stopped for a minute and thought if that is what we want? Because trends are meant to change, they do not remain steady.
It is best to hire a personal trainer because your body is different than others, your requirement for healthy life is different than others and who else better than a trainer to guide you. He/shewill always tell you to do what is good for you, the trainerwill customize your workout routine, diet charts and other activities as per your body’s capacity.
Take help of a personal trainer to plan your goals and how your routine can go about keeping in mind that you have a family life, professional life and social life. The right trainer can give you achievable advice on how to stay fit and healthy. With regular exercises and good food and sleeping habits, you will be accustomed to a routine life, and you can gather more energy and momentum. As mentioned earlier keeping a cheat day will help you reflect back on your week and see what you did and what you did not. This will only help you to understand how far you have come from the day you thought of starting a healthy lifestyle.
You do not have compulsorily go to a gym in order to work out, there are many things that you can do the entire day that will help you in your journey like taking the stairs instead of the elevator, take a walk after every meal for at least 15-20 minutes, on your week off indulge in some sport or go trekking, eat homemade food from natural ingredients, every once in while get up from your couch at home or chair in the office and indulge yourself in some little stretching exercise to keep your body and mind active.