Man-fitness is definitely a big question today. A lot of us guys think that in order to stay fit we have to build muscle mass. That’s quite understandable, but it’s rather stereotypical, too.
Building muscles and physical prowess, though, goes way back and it’s understandable why the majority of men are truly interested in getting their bodies to be shining armor.
It builds confidence and for some weird reason it makes you perform better at other tasks. Well, it is what it is, but as they say – healthy boy, healthy mind.
Today we look into several tips to have a heathier lifestyle which will eventually lead to the much-coveted price – a better overall performance. Being healthy in many cases means being slim and fit, and we’ll help you achieve just that.
#1 Stay Busy, Stay Active
If you want to truly make a difference in your life, you will have to start by staying busy – but not just at work. You should be looking beyond work, which means than you will have to give yourself some time to work out, which is brilliant.
We know it is. Working out can take many forms:
- You can ride a bike to work
- You can exercise during lunch hours
- You can go to the gym before or after the office
There are in fact quite a few great ways to make sure hat you are on point with a healthier lifestyle. Be active is just one way to do this.
#2 Food – You Are What You Eat
Well, if this was me months ago, I’d be a burger and coke, but things have changed drastically and for the better I must say. It’s always nice to know that your efforts have paid off immediately. To do so, you will have to make sure that you are cutting off the bad food immediately.
Seriously, any processed sugar can be disposed of. We don’t mean your cereal, of course, but you will be surprised to find out that there is sugar and sweeteners in your diet cereal. So why not start yourself with something better – eggs, toasted bread, legumes, and other delicious things?
There are many great foods that you can be tasting right now and to be honest – you should be tasting them.
#3 Best Activities for Getting in Shape
If you are looking to be in shape, you will definitely need to start taking up some sport. We recommend that you go along with running. Running can be an impressively rewarding activity, and believe it or not – you can vary your training sessions in such a manner that you will always train different muscle groups.
This must definitely sound tempting to someone who wants to lose some fat but wouldn’t mind also getting some muscle mass in the process. There is indeed a way to make sure that your body is up to the desired standard. We basically recommend you to alternate sprints with long-distance running.
#4 Avoiding Injuries
If you want to really make sure that you are doing a great job, we must absolutely ask you to focus on what matters – in this case, it is staying healthy and staying injury-free. The key to losing weight is consistency.
If you are however injured you may not proceed with your training sessions, which is – let’s face it, a significant downside. Given this, you will need to pull yourself together and do your absolute best to stay on top of your training sessions – mostly by being there.
#5 Cheat Day
Many people would tell you that you are not allowed to eat a lot of stuff if you are serious about weight loss. Look, this is true. Eating whatever you wish and whenever you wish will certainly diminish your return from exercising. It is just how it works and you needn’t feel bad about it.
So, what we can recommend is for you to try and limit your cheat days. Do treat yourself to a burger, something sweet or even coke, but try to get the “diet” variation. It’s still not optimal but it does help in the long term so you will most certainly be happy to know that you can enjoy a great meal without sacrificing too much progress.