Staying In Shape
So you want to have a figure that makes you feel great. It’s possible, sure; but will it be easy? Well, actually, it may not be quite as difficult as you think. It depends on how you tier your goals.
If you want to have a rock-hard body in a month, it’s almost possible—but it’ll require a regimen that consumes your daily life the whole time. And once you hit your goal, will you stay?
Meanwhile, if you go the gradual route, you can even learn to enjoy what you’re about. Also, you’re likely to keep your gains larger, as you sort of rewire your body at the genetic level. With that in mind, it’s worth noting there are many ways to approach such workouts. Here we’ll go over a few tactics to help stimulate your imagination and get results.
1. Eliminate Bad Food, Eat Organic
Unhealthy food is everywhere: candy, fast food, sugar substitutes, cheap meats with hormones and preservatives that are bad for you, enriched flour that divorces nutrients from grain products—the list goes on. Get rid of all that and eat healthy. It’s important to do your research to help you make the right choices; but don’t take only one site’s word, do your homework.
2. Work Out Thirty Minutes A Day, Six Days A Week
You should be exercising thirty minutes a day, six days a week. That exercise could be running, swimming, jogging, tennis, maybe even something like hockey or paintball. You could hike, but probably go a bit longer if you hike. The idea is to get about three hours across six days a week where you sweat. Recover on the seventh day.
3. Properly Balance Rest
At night and when you’re recovering that seventh day, be sure you get enough sleep. Now you won’t have to sleep as much if you’re working out properly, because chemical releases in the brain will help you feel energetic longer. However, when you do sleep, you want to sleep restfully; cooling mattresses for active people can be very helpful in enabling that.
4. Keep Track Of Your Exercise Regimen and Progress
As you workout, keep track of where you were, where you are, and where you want to be. Record your progress, and record your gains in terms of weightlifting or other activities where you’re progressing. Keeping track helps motivate you as you encounter and overcome various walls.
5. Try To Find An Accountability Partner—A Workout Buddy
A workout buddy will help motivate you; you form a sort of accountability bond. You’re interdependent. If you’re in a relationship, your significant other might do the trick—though that’s not always the case. If you’ve got a friend with whom you can compete, but not in a way that’s mean-spirited, that might be the way to go.
6. Change Up Your Exercise And Don’t Avoid Fun Options
You need variety. Sure, you’ll have your weekly workouts. But what if you could make your recreational activity and your daily exercise the same thing? If you’re playing soccer for an hour, that qualifies. If you’re hiking for the weekend, you’ll get well more than thirty minutes per day in. If you can have fun, and workout, it’s a double win. So it’s a thought, anyway.
Treating Your Body Right
From time immemorial, the best advice for robust, attractive health is good food and exercise. You can have fun, that’s not illegal! When you’ve got an accountability buddy, that helps too.
Also, keep track of your progress, rest properly, try to get thirty minutes of exercise six days a week, and eliminate unhealthy foods. Get the balance right and you’ll not only get in shape, but stay in shape.
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