How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle

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Important Things to Know About Living a Healthier Lifestyle

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  • 1. How to Start Living a Healthier Life By: Trainers on Site
  • 2. Do Your Research! There is so much information online regarding what to eat and how to work out. Be wary of which articles to trust! A lot of the information you will find on the internet is there to persuade you to buy their products. Get your information from many different sources Find professionals who have been in the industry a long time Use a personal trainer for a reference for what exercises are best for you
  • 3. Read Food Labels What is advertised as healthy is not usually the case If a label says fat-free or sugar-free, it will not necessarily aid in your weight-loss. In fact, it can do the opposite When a product takes away sugar, calories, fat, etc; they have to replace it with something else. The replacement is usually less healthy. Avoid foods that have ingredients that you cannot pronounce or havent heard of.
  • 4. Change your Lifestyle If you want to make changes in yourself, you need to make changes in what you do with yourself. Start by doing some sort of physical activity every day. Making changes takes consistent effort. Start to eat to fuel your body and not for satisfaction. When you eat fatty, sugary, and salty foods; your brain releases dopamine telling you to go back to those foods. It takes 21 days to break a habit. Be consistent and work hard for 21 days for your best odds of being successful.
  • 5. There are no Quick Fixes! Unfortunately there is no miracle pill. Supplements can be great aids in weight loss, muscle gain, or health maintenance; but they are not necessary to live a healthy life Eating a healthy diet and exercising is more likely to help you with these changes than any pill. If you want to make changes in your body, you will have to make changes in your lifestyle.
  • 6. Have a Support System Surround yourself with people who have the same values as yourself Studies show that the 5 people you spend the most time with will influence you the most If you take the average income, activity level, and fitness of those 5 people, you will usually be the average of those people Having someone to train with will help you stay motivated and increases your odds of success
  • 7. Dont Give Up! Once you start your program, you may not see much of a change on the scale. Dont let this defeat you! This is often times caused by the body changing its composition. You may be lowering your body fat % and increasing lean muscle. Have a health assessment done to find these numbers. Reaching your goals will not happen overnight. You need to keep committed and remember that if you arent seeing progress to continue to change your routine. Just dont give up!
  • 8. Learn from Others If you dont know how to work out effectively, ask someone who does Ask people you already know such as friends or family Ask professionals such as personal trainers and nutritionists Do your research by reading exercise facts online from reliable resources
  • 9. Get More Sleep Your body primarily makes changes when you are asleep. If your sleep is bad, your body is not changing as fast. If you are up late, try getting to sleep earlier so you can wake up when the sun is rising. Cut down on caffeine for better sleep Turn off the electronics for an hour or two before you go to sleep. If you keep your brain working hard until you go to sleep, you cant expect to fall asleep quickly.
  • 10. Soak up the Sun Most people are deficient in Vitamin D. Getting more sunlight is the best way to naturally increase your vitamin D. Getting outdoors will help you be more active which will also help you with your fitness goals.
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