Jul 4, 2016

A Guide to Healthy Living

Everyone wants to shed those extra pounds so that they can look and feel good,  fit in their favorite clothes, and have the stamina to carry out the day's chores. The truth is that it takes more than just exercise to win the war against fat; it requires a proper diet, discipline, motivation, and the desire to change your life for the better.  It is often said that knowledge is power and that's true because the following fitness tips will help you get into shape:

  • Focus on Strength Training

In other words, you should lift more weights. Weight lifting is a crucial component of any workout routine because it increases the metabolism of your body and enables it to burn a higher number of calories for about 24 to 48 hours after a workout. In addition, it causes you to develop lean muscle mass and gives you that perfect ‘toned' and ‘cut' look.

  • Perform Compound Movements

A compound movement is a type of exercise in which the major muscle groups of the body are worked out together. This maximizes your workout routine and increases the efficiency as well as the efficacy of the workout. It has been shown that compound movements release certain hormones that can help you to burn fat and build more muscle. Some good compound exercises that can be performed are squats, pushups, lunges, deadlifts, pull-ups, and rowing.

  • Move Your Body

Sitting and lounging around all day in front of the television will make you a couch potato. For  healthy living, keep moving your body from time to time throughout the day. For example, you can choose the stairs instead of taking the elevator, take short breaks in the office to walk around, and park your car further away from the supermarket. Incorporating these small and sudden movements can increase your metabolism and help you to achieve your fitness goals.

  • Avoid Sugary Foods

This is something which everyone is aware of but unfortunately only a few follow. Cut down your sugar intake by avoiding sweetened beverages, colas, and fruit juices. Instead, drink fresh fruit juices and follow a  diet plan  centered on protein. Protein helps you lose weight faster; provided that you also keep your carbohydrate intake lower. Don't forget to add fruits and vegetables to your diet as well.

  • Love Yourself

You may think that this tip doesn't fit here but nevertheless, it does and is an important one. Maintain a positive outlook on life and stop worrying about what other people think of you. Learn to love yourself and your body; only that way you can focus more on the workout and achieve maximum results.  

These fitness tips will ensure your victory in the war against fat and weight gain. If you want more tips and the guidance on exercise and nutrition in general, be sure to check out our website.

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