Throughout the United States, as well as a plethora of other countries in the Western World, people of all ages and nationalities are finding themselves to be somewhat less physically fit and healthy than in previous years.
The reasons for this are diverse and numerous and so, in an effort to break this cycle once and for all, continue reading to learn how to finally get fit and healthy in the new year.
Think About Everything You Eat
This first point seems slightly obvious, but often, especially if you are into a particular routine throughout your working day, you may well be consuming way more calories than you actually think you are.
From now on, every single time you eat something, consider what it is you are actually putting inside your body. For example, if your working lunch consists of a store-bought chicken caesar salad, you might want to check the actual ingredients, as it is highly likely that there are more calories in this pre-packed meal than there are in a medium Mcdonalds meal.
However, healthy is definitely not low calorie. To be healthy you should be giving your body the nutrients it needs and simply removing all fats from your diet is a very unhealthy way to go about this. You should ensure you know what a sensible portion size is and make sure that your food is as varied as possible.
Regular Energetic Exercise
Sometimes, people wrongly assume that, just because they spend the day up and down the stairs whilst cleaning the house and doing laundry, for instance, they are burning off way more calories than they actually are.
One of the best ways to ensure that you are pushing your body to work harder and encouraging your body to breakdown the excess fat that is stored on your body whilst you exercise, is to hire a personal trainer.
There is a wide plethora of fabulous benefits to treating yourself to a personal trainer, including:
- The way they cater specifically to your personal wants and needs regarding fitness
- How they assist you in setting challenging yet achievable personal goals
- The way they consistently make you entirely accountable for your own progress
- How they teach you about your body at the same time as improving your fitness
Only Consume Liquid After 8pm
Naturally, if you are someone whose professional obligations decree that you work night shifts and therefore must eat at what others would consider to be odd times, then this next point cannot apply to you.
However, if you are able to stop yourself eating anything after 8pm at night, you will be doing your body such a favor that you are even likely to see the benefits after only a couple of days.
Eating anything, but especially meals and snacks which are high in carbohydrates and fats (such as pizza, cheeseburgers and cookies) can serve to heighten your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Numerous studies into the subject have conclusively proven that eating after 8pm can increase your body weight, heighten your cholesterol levels and increase the amount of insulin your body produces to unnatural levels.
Instead, you are still fully able to drink different liquids (although, obviously, alcohol should be consumed in moderation), but do try to avoid caffeinate drinks such as tea, coffee and cola.