Monthly Archives: September 2017

Health and Fitness Tips

When it comes to health and fitness, there are many obstacles in our path these days. In fact, it is a life of luxury and convenience that most detracts from our overall health. Things like an abundance of sitting, whether for work, play, or both, and a diet rich in processed foods are our main obstacles today. The world as we know it is killing us with kindness. Therefore, it’s up to us to combat these luxuries in order to lead a happier and healthier life. And, because of a healthy life is important, this is a battle we must fight. Therefore, it can be a great boon to have some extra information on how to achieve better overall health. Here are a few suggestions to help you fit into the Ann Taylor outfit of your dreams.

First and foremost, let’s talk diet. As mentioned, diets that consist heavily of processed foods are problematic. That’s because these convenient food items are cheap, long lasting, and quick to prepare because of fillers and preservatives, such as sodium and sugar, that detract from their overall nutritional value. Therefore, you’ll want to replace these items with home cooked meals made with fresh ingredients. While this may cost you more money and take up more of your time in the kitchen, it’s well worth it when you see the benefits both immediately and in the long term. A balanced diet is important, and processed foods over load your body with a small handful of nutrients and withhold others, so you simply must abandon these to the fullest extent you can.

Then, there’s the matter of exercise. When it comes to exercise, you’ll first need to find the workout routine that’s right for you. This is different for everyone, and it requires an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses. Once you’ve identified your unique needs and found a routine that addresses them, the next major problem will be one of motivation. After all, the goal of exercise is to fail. The struggle inherent in exercise is what improves your body over time. “No pain, no gain,” as they say. However, human beings are naturally inclined to have an adverse reaction to failure. Therefore, you’ll have to take care not to give up when frustration begins to mount. One way to accomplish this is to reward yourself. One example, though it pertains more to dieting, is the cheat day. A cheat day is exactly what it sounds like, a day wherein you can eat whatever you want, instead of adhering to your diet. Little rewards like this allow you to have something to look forward to when frustration threatens to unhinge your diet or workout routine.