Concern about your fitness level can help lead you to healthier lifestyle choices and bring you greater enjoyment in life. In this article, we’ll explore some of the enjoyable and interesting choices you can make to live a healthier life and be more fit.
You may have a burning wish to increase your fitness level; however, it’s never a good idea to rush things. Instead, sit down and set a few simple, doable fitness goals. Create a list of the steps that you will need to take to attain each goal and then set about meeting your goals in a patient and organized manner.
Don’t change everything all at once! Focus on changing one or two things at a time in a reasonable amount of time. For example, in the course of two weeks you might focus on reducing a bad habit and introducing a good habit. By doing this, you’re making a reasonable substitution and your progress will be easier.
If you tend to smoke, drink, eat junk food and/or lie around on the couch watching mindless television, cut it out! All of these habits end up being costly in terms of time, money, health, relationships and overall satisfaction with life. Work on these bad habits one at a time and consistently, and remember to substitute desirable habits for the undesirable ones you’re leaving behind. This will make the transition easier.
Make healthy food choices every day. Increase your intake of lean protein sources, fresh vegetables and fresh fruit. Look at your new way of living as an adventure and enjoy exploring all the new food choices that will help you become a fitter and healthier you.
Remember to always keep lots of healthy food choices available so that you will not be tempted to fall back on your old habits. By having plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to munch on at work and carrying your own, reusable filtered water bottle, you will make it easy on yourself when it comes to making wise health and fitness choices.
The power of choice also applies to exercise. We used to believe that exercise had to be painful and exhausting to get good results. Happily, now we know that this is not true at all. The best way to get the most out of an exercise routine is to choose fitness activities that you enjoy and take part in them at least a couple of times a week. If you enjoy weightlifting and calisthenics, by all means do that! If not, choose walking, swimming, dancing, participating in a yoga class or any other activity you like and will surely return to.
Make active choices day by day. Choose to walk or bicycle stead of driving. Choose to picnic instead of going out to a restaurant. Choose to play games with your children outdoors instead of watching sports on TV. Whenever you find yourself preparing to place your posterior in a chair, consider your options and make an active choice!
When you call on the power of choice and follow the fitness and health tips presented here, your transition from fat to fit will be easy, pleasant and positive. Before you know it, you will look in the mirror and see a new and improved you!