Motivational Health and Fitness Tips

It’s not uncommon that people fall out from their fitness routine. Here are some tips to help you remain focus to attaining fitness and good health.

  • Set yourself a goal. Setting a goal is crucial if you want to get off the right foot. If you list down your goal, it is more likely that you will achieve it. If you share your goals with your friends and family, you will be more successful in achieving it.
  • Include resistance training. Doing some resistance training as part of your routine will add some lean muscles. This is important because every pound of lean muscle you add; you’ll burn 50 calories more every day. A pound of muscle is about the size of a plum, whereas a pound of fat is about the size of a block of butter. Resistance training can help build muscle and burn fat so incorporate this in your routine.
  • Include interval training. With interval training you’ll carry on burning calories about six to eight hours after you finish the workout. With a steady straight training, you’ll only burn calories one to two hours after the training.
  • Eat properly. Eating a balanced meal plan with approximately 40% carbohydrates, 30% proteins and 30% fats. Eat little but often so you’ll burn more calories and fats. This will also speed your metabolism up. Eat 2 hours before workout and eat after wards to repair any muscle cells.
  • Cardio mix-up. If you do the same kind of cardio exercises, like running all the time, you may not be burning enough calories. Do a mix up of exercises, like running, cycling, hiking, swimming etc

  • Refresh your program. Refreshing your program every 4 to 6 weeks is vital.
  • Try a class. People who booked fitness classes and those who work out with a group are 20% more likely to stick with their routine than those that don’t.
  • Rest up. Resting up and recovering from exercise is just as important as the exercise itself. The more quickly we can recover, the more quickly we can go for an extra workout.
  • Increase your flexibility. This will help improve your posture but most importantly it will significantly reduce the likelihood of injury. Warm up and cooling down, before and after work-out introducing stretching exercises.
  • Keep Hydrated. It’s very important to keep hydrated. Drinking two liters of water a day will help you stay hydrated. Water is the solution to pollution, it gets rids of all the toxins in our body. Remember that a 2% drop in hydration can lead to a 20% drop in performance.