20 Easy Everyday Fit Tips!…
People often think of health and fitness as too complicated to begin. They assume it means eating lettuce all day and killing yourself at the gym for hours.
Not the case at all!
You can be healthy and fit just by incorporating small changes into your day. The key is have daily practices that turn into habits—which means they need to do things you can continue doing over the long term.
The following practices are a combination of fitness, food, and mind practices that are amazing for getting you into the fitness mindset without overwhelming you.
1. Believe in yourself.
Might sound cliche, but this step is so crucial. You can’t make change possible until you know in your heart you can accomplish your goals—and I’m telling you: you CAN! Give yourself pep talks each morning, even if you don’t believe them at first. Tell yourself you can do anything you set your mind to do.
2. Eat a good breakfast.
Some people trying to lose weight will skip breakfast, thinking they are saving themselves some calories for the day. But not eating breakfast often sets your body up for binge mode when nighttime roles around.
Plan to have something for breakfast every day that includes a good balance of carbs, fat, and protein. This will help rev your metabolism for the day and give you steady energy to tackle your goals. If you’re not used to eating breakfast in the morning, you might not have an appetite for it at first. You can start with something lighter and work up to a heartier breakfast.
3. Pencil in exercise.
With the demands of life each day, it’s easy to put exercise on the back burner as something to do “if you ever have time.” This means it will never happen.
So, start adding exercise to a specific time in your schedule. Make it a priority, even if it’s for a short period of time. Which leads me into the next tip…
4. Do high intensity interval training (or HIIT) workouts.
This means bursts of high intensity exercise followed by active rest. HIIT training is WAY better than steady pace cardio because you can finish a workout in half the time (making it easier to schedule into your life) while getting amazing results. Search “HIIT workouts” on YouTube or buy a HIIT workout DVD to get started.
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5. Drink water!
Did you know that thirst can sometimes be mistaken for hunger? This can lead to eating when you aren’t actually hungry. Plus, a lot of people are very dehydrated because they never drink water! Dehydration leads to headaches or migraines, low energy, irritability, etc. You can instantly improve your mood and health by making it a habit to always carry a water bottle with you. For added energy and concentration, carry a few packets of Focus Up Pure Energy Think Drink to add to your water.
6. Eat real food.
Are you JERFing? Focus on foods that come from a farm, not a factory. If you need to, start small by adding more veggies into each meal and more fruits throughout the day. Focus on good carbs, lean or plant proteins, and leafy green plants.
And don’t forget: avoid processed foods in your home! Not only are they full of chemicals, they are much higher in calories than real food.
7. Use smaller dinner plates/bowls.
Studies have shown that the size of the dish influences how much we eat. Using smaller plates and bowls to serve your meal will help you feel fuller faster without even realizing it!
8. Eat often!
One of the biggest reasons people overeat or binge is because they let themselves get ravenous. Fill your body with food foods throughout the day by eating a HEALTHY (high fiber, low fat) small meal or snack about every three hours.
9. Be a health skeptic!
It’s okay to be a product snob. A lot of packaged foods that claim to be “healthy” are actually filled with junk. Check out all labels so you can make your own informed opinion about the quality.
10. Know when to ask for help.
Don’t be afraid to go it alone! Everyone needs help when working towards new goals. Speak with people who are in great shape and ask them for their own tips, pay for a trainer, or join online groups to meet others who will keep you accountable. What’s most important is that you keep going and believe in your own potential!
If this seems like a lot, start by picking two of these and do them this week. Next week, add two more, and so on. You’ll be surprised to see how quickly you notice changes just from these simple practices!