Staying in shape has never been more important than it is now in the 21st century. Whether it’s a desire to build muscle, or it’s a constant fuss over weight gain or simply an endeavor to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keeping fit has become a lot more ubiquitous in present times.
On the journey to whatever body goals, one may have, there are important factors that are commonly taken into account. Physical exercise is a major one of these factors and diet is another. There are many things involved in getting it right when it comes to physical exercise and diet. How do we eat? What do we eat? How much physical exercise do we get? What type of exercises do we do?
Interestingly, in the past, most people cared more about how they looked rather than the somewhat intricate health benefits that could be gained from fitness activities. People simply wanted to be ripped with a six-pack, or they wanted to get rid of extra weight, and have a flat tummy with toned hips and a great shape. Sometimes It’s all for appearances and we get it because that’s also as important as any other thing.
With the advent of the pandemic, many people are now taking up fitness in a broader picture of mental health and physical health. People are staying at home more often, there are more remote jobs available, and these people are more conscious of staying physically active. Ultimately it takes some time and consistency but there are simple routine steps you can follow to stay fit and achieve your body goals.
First, monitor your calories. If you’re trying to lose weight, understand that you should burn more calories than you consume. Foods like nuts, prunes, leafy green vegetables, and lean meat are great choices because they are low in calories. Take a lot more proteins like eggs, meat, and milk if the goal is to add weight and build muscle. It’s also important not to skip meals even when trying to lose weight and remember to drink plenty of water.
The next thing to do is exercise daily. You can set up an exercise plan based on what you want to achieve and follow it. You don’t have to do it all in one day, and some days can be lighter than others. Simply make it a daily habit to do some physical exercise like running, push-ups, or sit-ups. Even walking and stretching count towards your fitness.
Finally, make sure you get enough sleep. Without adequate sleep, exercise does not have a real effect because the body takes time to repair tissues and build muscles during sleep. Adequate sleep should last for at least 7-9 hours daily to stay healthy. Setting reminders to stay consistent is helpful and if you follow through, you’ll definitely begin to see results.