4 Ways to Embrace Fitness and Nutrition into Your Lifestyle
Slow Progress is Better than No Progress!
How many of us have a friend or know someone who never seems to “diet”, or nutrition obsess over how much food or what they have eaten? Unlike us, they probably look forward to waking up early on their day off to get in a workout, and do fitness so willingly.
What Makes These People Different From the Rest of Us?
• they really enjoy being active. These folks would much rather be outside doing something active than sitting on the couch eating junk food. If you are one of those that would prefer the latter, perhaps you should look at why you hate to workout or do any form of fitness. What is it about your workout that you don’t enjoy? It’s not about trying the latest and greatest fitness trend, just find something that works for you and your lifestyle, but gets you up and moving.
Focus on Nutrition as an Everyday Lifestyle
• they find a way to make eating healthy by focusing on nutrition as a part of their everyday lifestyle. We are all busy and need to do things quickly. However, with advanced planning, you can set yourself up for the week by getting all your meals prepared so you are not tempted to grab something on the go. You also need to take a look at nutrition and how your body responds to the food you are eating. If you find that you are low in energy, then you probably need to change up what you are eating to assist you in feeling more energized.
• they socialize and spend time with others who share the same thoughts about fitness. When you get together with friends, what do they enjoy doing? If it is always watching movies, how is that going to help you embrace fitness and nutrition into your lifestyle? If you know you want to live a healthier life and be more active, you should surround yourself with fitness and nutrition like minded people.
• they make sleep a priority. You can’t expect your body to get up and want to workout if it has been deprived of much need rest and recuperation. Rest is as important as exercise and eating well, so you should budget 7-8 hours per night to help boost your metabolism, and repair muscles.
find a balance between your fitness and nutrition habits
To fully embrace fitness and nutrition into your lifestyle, you need to find a balance between your fitness and nutrition habits. Once this has been achieved, you will find that you not only will be more fit, but happier as well.
By Lisa Gervais, BCRPA Registered, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. BCRPA SFL