• Adam Chambers

Think Smart, think health in 2019

We’re now into February and there’s a good chance you’ve looked in the mirror, re-evaluated your general state and decided to go on a health kick. The trouble is you more than likely did exactly the same last year… and every year since you left school. Most of us are still in the same or even worse shape than we were in last year,with the latest ‘new year, new me’ push failing yet again. So here are some tips to make this year the one when you reach your fitness goal.

Make small changes

If you quit everything in one go you’re almost guaranteed to fail in the long run: some can do it but most can’t. Instead try to make small changes. Cut out chocolate one week, crisps the next and so on. That way you won’t have a crash and be heading back to the biscuit aisle on you first shop in February.

Eat more vegetables

Just putting more vegetable on your plate is a great change to make. Simply pop a variety of vegetables in the oven and roast up a delicious plate of goodness. Pop some lean meat in there too and you’ve got a reallyhealthy meal to help with your weight loss.

Slowly does it

With exercise, start slowly! An Olympic athlete doesn’t start their training cycle by hammering it and getting PB’s straight away. Begin with steady exercise: nobody likes to be fighting for breath and unable to walk up stairs the next day. Progress your training over the weeks so it’s enjoyable and take a notebook into the gym so you can record your journey and see noticeable results as your fitness improves.

Think health

Everything you’re doing should be to improve your health, not aimed at losing as much weight as possible. Weight loss is great but if you’re losing it too quicklyyou’re putting yourself under too much strain and that’s never good. Make healthy eating and exercise changes to nourish your body and improve your health. The only way you can do that is to eat a variety of natural foods regularly and slowly progress your training.

In it for the long run

We spoke about goal setting in last week’s article, and that is a massive part of your get-healthy plan. If you think short-term you’ll end up in the same position next year. A long-term plan will ensure that this time next year you’ll be fitter and healthier with, crucially,healthier everyday habits.

Make 2019 the year when you make positive changes in your life. If you install healthy habits, learn to enjoy nourishing foods that give you energy, and train the right way then this time next year you’ll have the body and health to be proud of.

If you would like any more advice, please don’t hesitate to call Adam on 07841638008 or email info@beprimal.co.uk, or pop on down to Primal Fitness Studio, 4 Charlotte Street, Melton Mowbray.

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