It takes considerable amount of commitment and determination to build your body and stay fit, especially in these times. We have quick access to junk food, jobs that require us to stay parked at the desk for long hours, and very little free time to devote to fitness. However, that doesn’t mean that you should to give up on fitness and body building.
5 Habits to Incorporate into Your Lifestyle
The journey might be difficult but the rewards are a fit and healthy body that would keep you youthful and energetic for a very long time. If you incorporate certain habits into your lifestyle, you’ll feel your body grow strong and healthy as days pass. Here’s what you can do:
#1 Start Your Day With Exercise
Exercise in the mornings would give you the right push to stay healthy and active throughout the day. Yes, it’s not always possible to head for the gym and lift weights in the mornings as you might have professional and personal commitments. However, you can take a 30 minute jog, swim a few laps in your pool, or even jump rope for 10 minutes every morning to get your body ready for the day. This sets the mood and gives you energy. This is a good habit for everyone to take up, even people who don’t intend to get into body building.
#2 High-Intensity Training
High-intensity training will help you build muscle and give your body strength. You need to do strength training or resistance training about 3 or 4 times in a week. This, coupled with the right nutrition, would help you get the ideal physique. It’s a good idea to consult with a professional if you want good results. They will help you develop a good workout and nutrition routine to develop your strength and help you stay on the right track.
#3 Low-Intensity Training
You can’t keep a high pace all week because that would just damage your body and compromise the results. You should give your body a break and introduce a few low-intensity training days and a no-training day into your routine. This would allow your body some time to recover from the stress, and heal. You also need to sleep well and allow your body and mind some well-deserved rest. You’ll develop real strength if you give your body room to adjust.
If you want to strengthen your body, you need to provide it with the right fuel and nutrition. High-intensity training can break down your muscles and create small tears in them. These tears need to be healed; to do that, your body needs raw material like protein, fat, and carbohydrate that you get from a healthy, nutritious diet. You need clean meals without too many sugary items and junk food. Things like red meat, eggs, fish, dairy, etc., will give your body adequate fuel to stay healthy and build muscle.
#5 Challenge Weakness
It’s very easy to slip back into old habits and drift away from your established routine. You might not even realize it before your cheat days of pizza and beer become a regular thing. That can have a negative impact on your body building goals and flush all your hard work down the drain. You should always be vigilant and keep track of what you need and how much you train.
These habits would help strengthen your mind and body. If you have any questions about a proper diet and workout routine that would help you avoid it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Schembri PT. You can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in this contact us form and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
Thanks for reading,
Schembri PT Team
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