If you are like many people, the arrival of the New Year sparks the desire to make positive changes in your life. Improving diet and wellness is a common New Year’s goal for most, but the problem is that many of these goals quickly fall by the wayside come February or March, ending in frustration and disappointment.
Good nutrition has gone high tech! Modern technology has made tracking your progress towards better health and fitness as easy as playing with your smartphone. Fitness tracker apps now give you the power to collect valuable data on your food consumption, your calorie counts, and your exercise routine while offering advice on how to further improve.
If you have resolved to make 2017 the year that you get physically fit, you need a solid game plan to achieve that goal. So often, most people start out thinking they will go to the gym, eat some salad and expect to see fast results. The problem is that getting fit isn’t necessarily that simple, and many can get bored with their workouts, feel deprived of their favorite foods, frustrated they aren’t seeing immediate results, or all of the above. This causes many people throw in the towel and maybe think about retrying once the next New Year rolls around. This year, instead of giving up, try a different approach by adding HIIT to your workout and still “have your cake and eat it too” (in moderation, of course).
Work toward the body you envision yourself having doesn't stop when you fall asleep. Improving your health and physical appearance is a 24-hour process, and understanding that your body does important work while you rest is one of the keys to more efficient progress toward your physical fitness goals. How you act on that knowledge can have a significant impact on your goals as well.
Diet and weight loss advice often repeats the same theme like a sacred mantra: take in fewer calories than you burn through exercise, and watch excess weight melt away. Many misinterpret this advice as, “eat less (or nothing) to maximize calories burned through exercise, and watch the weight fall off.” While the fundamental idea behind weight loss is there, this misunderstanding about how to maximize calories burned and weight lost can have a profound impact on your health.
Almost everyone would like to lose some body fat, but surprisingly few people know how. Even the most basic mistakes in your diet, lifestyle, or workout regimen can prevent you from achieving your goals. These five simple ways to lose fat will get you back on track and help you attain the healthy, fit body that you dream of possessing.
Topics: Weight Loss