When it comes to our health and fitness, we’re understandably deeply invested in our overall welfare. After all, it’s a literal matter of life and death, as poor health can result in a shorter life and a lower quality of life. Therefore, it’s in our best interest to take care of our bodies in order to live the healthiest and happiest life we possibly can. However, that’s easier said than done. Improving your health and can fitness can be an uphill battle filled with hurdles (get it?) that you might not expect. Here’s what you need to know to get your body in the condition you want and deserve.
First and foremost, striving for better health and fitness is a battle against your own willpower, so we need to find the right motivation to help us improve our health. For starters, one way to motivate yourself to lose weight is to buy a new outfit from Aeropostale, but you want to buy it in a smaller size, your target size, so that you can hang it on display. This will give you a visual and tangible reward for your hard work, but, more importantly, it’s also a daily reminder of what your goal is and how close you are to it. Another way to get motivated is to simply allow yourself cheat days on your diet. Diets often take away some of your favorite comfort foods, but it’s for the best, so we accept this loss. However, one way to ensure you stick to your diet is to reward yourself \for the hard work by giving yourself a cheat day wherein you can enjoy whatever you please. This can be a nice break from the hard work of dieting and give you something to look forward to.
Next, there’s the matter of what to avoid. The modern era is fraught with insidious threats to our health. Namely, these are prolonged periods of sitting and the lack of exercise associated with it, and processed foods. These problems are ubiquitous and seemingly innocuous, but there are no greater threats to our health. Therefore, it’s best to do both of these things a little bit less to see big results.