4 Easy Health and Fitness Tips

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Health and fitness ranks high on many people’s new year resolutions. But like always, many don’t see this resolution through. They may go on a diet for a month or two and even go to the gym.

But from there when they are at the mall, those fries from surrounding restaurants pop their little heads and whispers ‘Just crab a little bunch and it won’t be all that bad’ and before you know, they have bought a barrel of fast food.

Of course the same could be said of the diet industry as well. There are so many different diets going around now you could pick one a month and in a years time still have more to choose from.

What is truly needed are some sensible proven weight loss tips that people can implement no matter what their present physical condition is. That said let’s dive right in.

1. Drink more water

All too often, many are borderline dehydrated and so their bodies are working on the water starvation reflex and not flushing the toxins and junk out. Water prevents dehydration, which can negatively affect much of one’s health.

Besides, it also freshens your mental health, while also speeding up metabolism. Water is the essence of life as it were.

2. Eat more often

I bet you thought I was going to say eat less. While it is true that to lose weight you need to eat less calories than you expend…you need to eat more often to get the metabolic furnace stoked up and burning right. Get it out of starvation mode.

So start the day off with breakfast. Even an instant breakfast drink and a piece of fruit as we head out the door in the morning. Pursuing fitness requires that your body has enough energy and proteins.

3. Move more

Depending on your physical condition you need to be moving more. Use the stairs rather than the elevator, park farther out from the office or the store, go for a walk around the block, go dancing, play with your kids. Make it fun. Running is not the only way to burn more calories.

4. Determine your “Why”

Decide why you want to discard fat. Make your reason big enough to motivate you through the slumps that invariably happen. This is what will keep you going when the going gets tough. Don’t compete with anyone but yourself. Determine why you started out on this journey in the first place.

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Teboho Polanka
Teboho is a Social Worker, Writer and Inspirational Speaker. He is in pursuit of MSc. in Managerial Psychology. Graduates are able to apply psychological principles and methods to tackle challenges in the work environment and provide effective practical solutions. Acting as industrial-organizational psychologists.