When it comes to our health and fitness, there’s a lot at stake. After all, it’s a literal matter of life and death, as poor health leads to a shorter life and a lower quality of life. However, it can be hard to make smart and healthier choices due to a lack of information in a world full of insidious threats to our health. In the modern age of convenience and luxury, the biggest threats to our health are processed foods and sitting too much, two things that seem innocuous on the surface, so lacking this crucial information, or even just the willpower to deny these common vices, can make leading a healthy life impossible. Here are some tips to help you get fit and healthy.
First and foremost, let’s talk about diet. Obviously, processed food is out, so you’ll want to start cooking your own meals using fresh ingredients. This will cost you more money, and you’ll be spending more time in the kitchen, but it’s worth it when you start to have more energy, lose excess weight, and generally feel better. If you’re having trouble staying motivated. One thing you could try is to buy a new outfit from Vera Bradley that is a few sizes too small. Then, simply hang it in an obvious place. This will act as a constant reminder of your goal and how close your are to it. This can help give you that extra push you need.
Next, there’s exercise. First, you’ll need to assess your strengths and weaknesses in order to find the right workout routine for you. Then, the hard part is sticking with it. Even more so than changing your diet, sticking to a workout regimen is difficult because it entails what many perceive to be failure, and we hate failure. However, you need to reprogram your brain. That struggle is helping you to improve. “No pain, no gain,” as they say.