7 Healthy Habits
Habit #7:No Excuses
5 Simple Changes You Must Make
Change #1: Eat more whole foods:Whole foods should make up the vast majority of your overall diet. Aim for at least 80% of the foods you eat to come from unprocessed whole food sources such as lean meats, vegetables, eggs, and whole grains.
Change #2: Drink more water: The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) recommends sedentary women drink 2.2 liters of water per day and sedentary men drink 3.0 liters of water per day. As active individuals we should set our sights to drink one ounce of water per pound of bodyweight or more.
Change #3: "Increase physical activity:,, Strive to partake in physical activity the majority of your days. On off days from the gym there is no harm in partaking in active recovery days focused on flexibility, stretching, and moderate cardio.
Change #4: Sleep more:Sleeping is often one of the most overlooked variables when it comes to building and creating new muscle. Recovery occurs most often when the body is at rest.
Change #5 : Set goals:Make sure the goals you set are achievable, realistic, and measurable. Often times people make their goals too general or unrealistic.
Get a Jump Start on Your New Year’s Resolutions
1. Create a plan of action: The reason why most goals are never accomplished is due to the fact that a specific plan or course of action is not taken. Set specific, measurable, achievable goals in order to reach your results.
2. Write down your goals: Having your goals in front of you in a place where they may be seen everyday forces you to be accountable as you see them written clearly in front of you every single day. Doing this ensures that you will not forget your goals as they will be staring you right in the face.
3. Be realistic: Always aim to achieve goals that are clearly accomplishable. If you are in a minimum wage job setting the goal of becoming a millionaire by year end might not be the best course of action.
4. Think long term: People tend to be extremely short-sighted when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. This is the reason why gyms are so insanely crowded at the beginning of the year but by February they become a ghost town.
5. Track your progress: The best way to reach your goals is to continually track your progress. By setting milestones you will ensure you are accomplishing several smaller tasks that will lead to reaching the overall goal.
6:Be consistent:Be honest about your journey. Developing positive and consistent habits will go a long way towards reaching your goals. The main reason why people tend to fall short in their goals is the fact that they do not practice positive habits consistently over a prolonged period of time.