Do you know that super-fit person who never seems to be trying to keep in shape? The one who admits to craving vegetables and looking forward to her daily workout, but never seems to fret over every calorie and enjoys dessert guilt-free? That person isn’t just blessed with exceptional genes. She has developed a series of habits over the years that help her to stay in shape without a lot of effort, whether she realizes it or not. And those patterns can mean the difference between being physically healthy and being a couch potato!
Here are seven things that physically fit people do to keep in shape:
Diets are a no no!
For the most part, fit people do not diet; instead, they incorporate healthy eating into their daily routine. Following an 80/20 diet plan can be helpful. the secret to staying fit and eating healthy is ultimately learning to listen to your body. What can you eat to stay full and energized during the day? If you can answer this question for yourself, you’ll be well on your way to adopting healthy eating as a lifestyle rather than only following any new diet that comes along.
Find a way to enjoy exercise
If you’re one of those who dreads every minute of your upcoming treadmill workout and hates it even more once after reaching there, it’s time to try something fresh.
Since fit people, more often than not, find a way to enjoy—and even look forward to—their workouts. It indicates that they enjoy the feeling of being fit and appreciate it more than their urge to sit on the couch. If you despise working out, the issue could be with your workout rather than with yourself. Everyone has different interests. You can choose from cardio, HIIT, circuit training, strength training at home and so on.
Prioritize your health
While most people let jobs, family, social obligations, and other obligations get in the way of exercise, physically fit people make it a priority no matter what. Yes, this may include getting up 15 minutes earlier when you’d rather be sleeping, working out on holiday, or even squeezing in a workout right when your life seems to be too hectic.
Perfection is not the key
Sure, there are those with 5% body fat who reject even a single bite of chocolate and seem to be fine with it. Most of us, though, need a little cheating in order to maintain our sanity.
Allowing yourself a cheat meal or day every now and then means that you don’t get dissatisfied with your balanced diet and gorge on all the things you’re missing out on.
Just don’t make it a thing, or you’ll undo all of your hard work.
Adequate sleep is a must
Sleep not only provides you with the energy you need to exercise on a regular basis, but it also helps control your metabolism, strengthen your muscles, improve your athletic performance, and much more. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sound sleep every night, and you will be a better, fitter, and happier person in general.
You are only as good as your company
If your friends are into healthy cooking or trying new restaurants with local, fresh ingredients, and want to go bike riding or arrange a catch-up game of soccer for fun, you will most likely join in and become more involved as a result. This can be challenging at first if you have old friends who have bad habits, but you can try to inspire them to be healthier and you can always try to make some new more involved, healthy friends as well.
Stay active beyond exercise
Though fit people still find it a priority to get in daily scheduled exercise, they don’t restrict exercise to the gym (or home gym)—they do whatever they can to remain active outside of their workouts as well. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- Whenever possible, walk.
- Choose active weekend events such as biking, hiking, or tennis.
- Take the stairs.
- Select active vacations. Hiking, kayaking, skiing, swimming, riding etc
Being healthy is a choice. Believe in yourself. You’ve got this. Small changes can make a huge difference. All that remains to be seen is if you are ready to make these amends.
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