April 4, 2019
Almost two-thirds of the American adults are obese or overweight according to the recent study. More than half don’t meet the physical activity guidelines required by the experts. It may sound alarming, yet there are those that is able to maintain their healthy figure. So, why are some able to stay fit while others struggle to do so? Below are some healthy habits you can start to be one of those who chose to stay fitand healthy.
Follow The 85/15 Rule
A lot of fitness enthusiasts follow the 85/15 rule. This means that eighty-five percent of the time you eat in the way that will emphasize the vegetables and fruits and high-quality foods such as fish and eggs while limiting the processed ones, then the fifteen percent of the time, you can eat whatever you want. The secret is moderation. If you are eating four meals a day, that is one of your meals every two days. That is how moderation works and that is how you do a healthy diet.
Many physical activities does not have to be associated with drudgery. These activities can be fun if you choose to make it so. Most successful people find enjoyment and fun throughout their fitness journey. They also experiment and do all the new things all the time to stay fit. Try to look for fun with your routine. You can also pump your work out with music. Focusing on the variation and fun will keep you fully engaged with your plan.
One of the greatest motivators when it comes to staying fit and healthy is competition. The latter does not necessarily mean competing with others in a bodybuilding show or a 3k race, yet it can include some of those things. However, the best competition is the one against yourself. There is a thin line between training and working out. The latter is an exercise without a concrete plan while training is goal-oriented and structured. If you just simply worked out by simply wandering around the gym with no real purpose and do some exercise that comes into your mind, then you’d likely stop being active out of the boredom or lack of results. The bottom line is, find your inner athlete within you and compete against with yourself.
Have A Healthy Lifestyle
Those people who achieve and keep up high levels of fitness aren’t interested in short-term or the temporary fixes. You will not find them dieting for six weeks just to get into a bathing suit for a vacation or that perfect Instagram selfie. Rather, they make it a permanent lifestyle and even prioritize it for the long haul. The most successful ones make nutritious eating and training a way of their lives.