We all have those people in our lives that seem to be fit and healthy, in every single aspect of their lives. These are the people who eat right, exercise regularly, are perennially happy and never seem to get sick. Well, this isn’t by coincidence. These people in our lives all have a number of things in common when it comes to their daily routines, their life views and their overall attitude.
Being healthy and fit doesn’t have to mean that you are sweating it out in the gym seven days a week, eating nothing but fruits and vegetables like a rabbit and never having any fun. When the balance between indulgences, health and fitness are in perfect harmony in your life, being healthy and fit can be as easy as riding a bike. Take a look at some of the traits and secrets that those who are in great health all year round have in common.
Exercise even in small bursts
Something is better than nothing. This phrase has never been more true than when it comes to your health. We all know that life can get in the way sometimes, so squeezing in even a 15 min cardio workout is better than sitting on the couch watching television for 15 minutes. You could benefit from something as easy as a few push up sets to get the heart going before you hop in the shower to go about your day.
Stick to it
“I’ll do it tomorrow.” One of the things uttered by those who keep putting off their workout with each passing second. Eliminate this phrase from your lexicon and you’ll see results instantly. Get motivated, get going, get healthy. You’ll always feel better after a workout, not always physically at first, but mentally you should know that you contributed a great deal to your health.
Mix it up
Keeping the body guessing is the best way to never burn out, both in the mind and in the body. Try new things. Over the recent years there have been an influx of so many different forms of working out that now you’re spoiled for choice. If your fitness routine doesn’t bore you, you’re more likely to stick to it.
Don’t wait for an occasion to get into the gym
Wedding season. Bathing suit season. Summer. Spring. Whatever the occasion you’re waiting to get into the gym for, why not just get a super head start and workout year round. Those who do are less likely to fall ill with colds or viral illnesses, and bonus, you’ll be in shape and already look great. This way, you aren’t setting unrealistic goals for yourself, trying to squeeze into those pants by a certain time can often put you under an immense amount of stress.
Eat real food
Being healthy doesn’t mean you can’t eat what you want. Of course, this needs to be done in moderation, but candy and sweets are definitely on the menu, as long as they aren’t on it on a daily basis.
Work out at home
Sometimes, getting to a gym can be tough, life throws us curve balls on a daily basis. So workout at home if you can’t get away. They are a million and one at home workouts available, so keep searching through them until you find one that suits you the best.
Exercise when you’re sore
One of the biggest things that many healthy people do is to never let the body rest for too long. Rest is good for the body in order for it to recover, but being sore means you’re working out muscles that rarely get used. Continuing to do so will help you become stronger and in better shape.
Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.
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