By Mable Nakibuuka
Many people are guilty of wishing they could get a sculpted body from eating junk food and watching TV all day.
But that is just not going to happen. Even though getting in shape sounds like a long, time wasting process, the effort put towards being in shape has many positive effects.
If you want to start your journey to having a better body to feel great, here are some great tips.
Exercise daily for at least an hour. You do not have to kill yourself from running ,jogging etc,but you should have some sort of moderate physical activity in your everyday life. If you’re looking to shed a few kilos fast, do a higher level intensity workout.
For example go on a walk at a brisk space for an hour or you can jog and set certain intervals to sprint during that hour. Make sure you are not in severe pain during your work out.
Just a warning, your muscles will ache after a high intensity workout. It maybe irritating but that means your body is changing for the better. Be sure to stay hydrated, stretch, and eat foods with a decent amount of protein after each workout. The protein will help keep your muscles, not fat, rebuilding.
Eat The Right Foods And Portion Each Meal
No matter how bad your stomach is telling you to go for some soda over healthy foods, try to stay away from sugary foods. Sugar from soda will not help you get in shape.
Even if it’s just a single bottle of soda, one will eventually lead to another. Fruits and vegetables are the best thing to eat when getting into shape. Apples for example do a good job at making the stomach feel full for up to three or four hours, vegetables such as French beans and broccoli keep the digestive system clean and running.
Keep Track Of Calories And Food Intake
Keeping track of how many calories you eat in a day will be helpful in planning out your physical exercising. Ever wonder why bodybuilder’s body masses are so big? That’s because they plan out their meals and take in more healthy calories than the average person. On the other hand, losing weight and striving for a skinnier physique will involve more physical exercise than calories you ingest.
Be Sure To Get Sleep
Even though most of us have eight hour jobs during the day or night, it is crucial to get enough sleep to recharge the body’s batteries. Six to eight hours of sleep will keep the body going throughout the day, but if you happen to feel tired at any point after coming home from work, by all means take a small nap before exercising. You should only nap for about a half an hour. This will prevent you from staying up later in the night.
An important key to being in great shape is to set goals and keep a positive mindset. If you stay positive, you will be able to push yourself to get that fit body you have always wanted.