The cult to the body culture is increasingly spreading among young people.
We are now more conscious than ever about the importance of keeping a balanced diet and exercising to maintain our body healthy.
Nowadays, most of us have sedentary jobs that keep us tied to a chair for the most part of the day. Inactivity is the best ally of diseases like obesity, diabetes and so on.
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano
Latins used to say that for having a healthy mind, we had to take care of our body first, the physical container of our true self.
We all know that the easiest way to start doing exercise is paying the gym monthly payment. But there are many things that nobody has ever told you about exercising. There is a whole world you are not conscious about.
9 Working Out Tips You Never Heard Of
There are so many useful things about working out that you are not conscious about, and that nobody tells you.
No matter whether you are starting to exercise or a fitness expert, take a look at our list working out tips that will open your eyes to a whole new world.
- Find an activity you really enjoy and stick to it
Running is probably one of the most popular ways of exercising nowadays. There is a whole industry around running: trainers, sporty leggings, small bags to hold your phone to your arm to keep track of the steps you make and listen to music… many things
But as much as running is popular, it is boring.
After a long journey at work, you need to find something that motivates you to go out of the comfort of your couch and exercise. Something that motivates you. Either a dancing class or a yoga session. Find your activity.
- Consistency is the key to success
Consistency is essential when we want to stay fit. It takes a lot of time and effort to get used to exercising on a regular basis, but it is very easy to lose all that progress.
Just skipping two days of training we can lose months of hard work. This is the most difficult part of exercising.
This is why point 1 is so important. If you are practicing an activity you really enjoy and that motivates you, you’re less likely to drop it out or succumb to the temptations of the laziest part of your brain.
Moreover, you have to seek achievable goals. It is more than enough to train 2 to 3 times a week to keep fit. Try not to overcharge yourself in order to not burn out.
- Keep a balanced diet
Diet and exercise go hand in hand.
The effectiveness of both of them is highly increased when they come together.
But, what does a balanced diet mean? We are what we eat, so we must watch out the food we ingest. Having a balanced diet is not a synonym of restriction, but rather than that is about eating everything in the correct amount.
No excess, no junk food, and no sugary products.
Actually, although sugar is a great energy contributor, taken in big amounts can be highly harmful to our body. Dr. Todd Watts of MicrobeFormulas.com explains that those that live in the United States are the highest daily consumers of sugar which feed parasites in our body and give them the energy to reproduce.
An example of a balanced diet would include a lot of vegetables, legumes, and fruits, with 2-3 portions of red meat a week and a lot of blue and white fish.
Moreover, if what you want is to lose weight, you might start considering cutting out portions. Eat less but more times a day. Some experts think that the perfect diet consists of 5 daily food ingest: breakfast, lunch, and dinner (essential) and a small, healthy snack between meals.
- Active recovery
We have already said that you must try not to burn yourself out by forcing you to exercise actively every day. Although it should be an important part of your life, it doesn’t have to be the core of it.
Active recovery is any activity that keeps you exercising without you noticing it. For example, long walks, doing the housework etc. this will help your muscles recover and your body profit from the benefits of exercise with less effort.
- Sleeping is very important
Exercising and eating well are very important to stay healthy. But all your efforts would mean nothing without a healthy sleep routine.
Your brain needs sleeping to reset and being able to be all out.
Sleep deprivation has a bad impact on your hormones. When you are lacking sleep, your brain tries to take the energy from other sources, so it uses the hormones that control appetite, creating on you the need of eating, and usually highly caloric foods. This, apart from unhealthy, is the best way to gain weight. And that’s not your main purpose when you decide to start exercising.
- Let your body clock mark your routine
It is no secret that every person is a world. Each of us experiences their energy peak at a different time. Some of us are owls and work better at night or late evening, while some others are early birds who are more energetic during the first morning hours.
It is essential for you to discover to which type you belong and try to fit your exercise routine in the part of the day when you have more energy.
- Look for advice
We have many physical capacities to train, but not all of them have the same degree of importance for everybody. While I might need to train resistance, you might need to practice flexibility and so on.
Focus on what you need more to increase your probabilities of success.
- Rome wasn’t built in a day
Seeing the results can take a bit. Be patient and don’t stress out. It might take a couple of months for the results of your efforts to be visible. Don’t give up at the first sign of doubt.
- Set mini-goals
It is important to know why exactly you have decided to exercise. Whether your priority is to lose weight or have a healthy lifestyle is not important. The important thing is for you to keep it clear.
Then, in order to keep yourself motivated, set short-term achievable goals for you to be able to see that what you are doing is working. This could be the perfect solution for point 8.
Now you have all the clues to start a successful routine. Getting used to exercising on a regular basis is not easy, but there’s nothing you can’t achieve with enthusiasm and a good guidance. Following these tips, you will reach your goals with less effort.