It feels like every couple of months there’s a whole new dieting and workout craze. I mean sure, a few of them might actually have some merit to them, but they just seem a little too extreme to be able to stick to long-term.
Unless you’re an actor, model, athlete, or something else where you literally get paid to be incredibly fit.
The rest of us don’t necessarily have a nutritionist, and personal trainer designing diets and workout regimens tailormade to suit us.
I mean, if you’re anything like me, you probably have a hard time fitting the transit time to the gym and back into your schedule.
What’s more, I was a long-term addict and because of that, just about as far from fit as a person can get. I became an alcoholic before I even reached my teens and got hooked to a number of other substances well into my twenties.
I was an addict for more than twice the amount of time that I’ve been in recovery.
My life has done a complete 180-degree turn from where it was a decade ago. But I’m not going to lie to you, I stumbled quite a bit on my path to fitness.
Sooner or later I found a way to get fit and stay fit, and it wasn’t through following some miracle three-week transformation program.
It was through making some key lifestyle changes that did a lot more good for me than just weight loss.
1. Regular exercise
I’m sure you’ve heard it just as much as I have, to stay healthy you’ve got to exercise for at least a half hour, five days a week. The more you sweat and get your heart rate going, the better.
It seems like a tall order, but trust me, it’s completely doable. Like I said, traveling all the way to the gym and back wasn’t really an option for me, but that’s not necessary at all.
Nowadays, everything you need is on the World Wide Web. Just go on Youtube and you’ll find thousands of workout routines posted by both physical trainers and everyday people that have found something that works for them.
Everything from cardio, weight training, calisthenics, even pilates can be found online.
I found that HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is a great option for those days when I have barely a half hour to spare but still want to get a tough workout in.
You can do your own research and find workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Not only do I feel much more confident and a lot better about how I look, I also have more energy, feel happier, and get some really good sleep, especially on days when I workout.
2. Getting that H2O
I know, everybody and their grandmothers are always preaching about making sure to drink enough water, but they’re not wrong!
Our bodies are made up almost entirely of water. The entire human body is about 70% water, while the brain is at around 90%. Ninety percent of our brains are made…
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