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Have you heard that our habits make us either fail or succeed? Well, they do. Our habits either help us to reach our goals or push them further away. So, if your goal is to become fit you need to start developing healthy habits that will allow you to reach that goal.
To break down fitness for you we have three main categories: exercise, nutrition, and recovery (sleep). We need all three of these aspects to become a healthier and fitter individual.
For instance, exercise helps us to burn calories, get stronger, built endurance, etc. Nutrition allows our bodies to have the proper nutrients, function efficiently, be leaner, etc. Recovery allows our bodies to repair themselves, regain energy and more.
Thus, we need to make habits that will help us in these areas. The great thing about that is that it will come naturally and it doesn’t need to be super strict. By building habits, you will be able to improve your health even though you may not be able to eat healthily and exercise all the time.
Exercise is a healthy habit that you need to develop. Whether it’s lifting weight or playing a sport you need to incorporate this into your daily routine.
The first thing you want to do is sit down and think about what kind of exercise you like or want to do. Then, think about what time of day you can do it.
Next, you want to set an alarm, schedule it and put it on your to-do list. At first, you will need to force yourself to do it. Later, however, it will become a habit and will come naturally.
Some ideas for this habit is to go for a walk every night with your family, exercising at home every morning, playing tennis every afternoon, etc.
Remember that you can change it up and you don’t necessarily have to do it every day. You just have to do it at least a few times every week. Another option is walking around your house for a few minutes every hour and other things like these. That way your at least getting more exercise.
There are many healthy habits that you can build that will help you improve your nutrition. The thing is once you build these habits it will help you to eat better often without realizing it.
Track Your Food
Tracking your food is a very important habit. It can be difficult to get into at first but after a few days, it becomes part of your routine. The reason why tracking your food is so important is that it helps you to see how healthy you’re actually eating. Also, it helps you keep track of calories and macros and make needed adjuments.
Meal planning is another great habit you want to get into. It makes it so much easier to stick to a healthy diet. To learn more about meal planning you can check out my article here.
Avoid Certain Foods
One thing I noticed is at first, it took an effort to avoid certain foods but then it became a habit. This made it easier to improve my diet. So, work hard to build the habit of avoiding certain foods and it can help you improve your diet. Also, you could make it a habit to eat certain healthy foods instead.
Recovery is very important when you’re trying to be healthier. It allows your body to repair itself which promotes muscle growth.
Get Enough Sleep
One way you can improve recovery is by getting enough sleep. Since we are talking about habits it’s important to build good habits that will help you get enough sleep.
The first thing that can help you get more sleep is going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. I noticed that from personal experience it makes it easier to wake up in the morning and makes it easier to fall asleep.
Another thing that can help you get more sleep is avoiding lights before bed. This would include bright lights around the house but also your phone and television. Not only does this affect your eyes but these things cause you to be more engaged and excited. For example, if you watch a mystery show you are likely to get excited and this makes it harder to fall asleep afterward.
If you exercise too much it won’t allow your muscles to build themselves up again. So, you need to make sure that you don’t overtrain but have rest days so that your body can recover and get stronger.
Don’t Break The Habit
One important thing to do when building healthy habits is not to break them. Even if you are able to implement these habits for years this can still end up happening.
The cause can be that you feel like slacking off or you purposely ignore these things. Then it causes you to go back to how you were before.
So, it’s important to stay motivated regarding health and to keep setting goals.
So, if you have goals it’s important to build habits that will help you reach them. Regarding health, it’s important to build healthy habits in nutrition, exercise, and recovery. If you stick to these habits they will help you improve your health and feel a lot better!
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