7 Habits That Will Get You Healthy & Fit For Life (Part 1)

Being fit and healthy doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to working out for hours a day and eating nothing but chicken and steamed broccoli for every meal. In fact, there are several more effective (and less painful!) habits you can adopt today that will not only help you get in shape in the short-term, but will help you stay that way in the long run as well.   These seven habits are easy to implement into your everyday lifestyle, and will help get you healthy and fit for life:
  1. Stop making excuses
I know, you're too busy to go to the gym. It takes too much time to pack a healthy lunch and too hard to find something healthy to eat out. You would workout at home, but you don't know how. All of these excuses are valid in their own way, and yes, we've all been there. But if you really want to get — and stay — fit and healthy, you have to learn to give up your excuses and start making your health and fitness a top priority today.  
  1. Walk more.
Even if you go to the gym six days a week, the real key to lifelong fitness is to simply be more active and walk more in your day-to-day life. Try making a conscious effort to walk whenever and wherever you can: to the grocery store, to get your afternoon coffee or go on a post-dinner stroll with your family. Try and aim for that at least 10,000 steps a day.
  1. Don’t always deprive yourself
Although it may seem counterintuitive, striving to always be "perfect" with your nutrition is actually not a good long-term strategy to get or stay in shape. Depriving yourself of dessert and all the foods you love will only result in a binge of those very same foods when your willpower is at a moment of weakness. Instead, try following the 80/20 strategy: eat healthy around 80% of the time, then let yourself have some treats here and there. Just make sure they’re really good ones! Stay tuned for part 2! Source: Mind Body Green

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published