Losing weight is a resolution that millions of Americans make every year. The question is, how to keep motivated long enough for the endorphins of exercise to really become a habit? Zrylw has some ideas to help you meet your fitness goals for 2013.
One of the best ways to start losing weight is to limit alcohol and desserts to twice-a-week in January. Even the most conscientious people tend to overindulge in December, so it’s a good idea to cut back on the decadence during the beginning of the year. Eating “clean” will make a person feel good, which will make reaching fitness goals more doable.
Adding intervals to different workouts is a great tip for enhancing exercise benefits. Many studies have shown that pushing through the comfort zone of working out can elevate a person’s metabolism for up to a day and a half after exercise. That extra boost can help people avoid gaining weight even after December indulgence.
Taking a yoga or pilates class can help people to reduce stress levels. Research has shown that stress-related hormones can put weight on the waistline, so learning how to control stress can be a benefit, both mentally and physically.
Drink more water than you think you need because people often mistake being hungry for being dehydrated. And studies have shown that by the time a person realizes that they’re actually thirsty, they’re dehydrated. Regular water is great, but coconut water is good too because it gives the skin a lovely glow.
Even if a person can’t get to the gym, doing anything is better than doing nothing. Take the stairs two at a time and work the glutes. Or take turns standing on one leg and then the other. Balancing for even just 4 minutes a day can help people fight off injuries in the future. When people get older their natural sense of balance diminishes, which can lead to slips or falls. So, its never too early to work on balance for health protection. Plus, it’s a little silly looking – which can make a person laugh at themselves – and laughing burns calories too.