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When trying to lose weight, keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to eat less, you should just be taking in fewer calories. By replacing your usual high calorie foods with lower calorie options (ex. fruits and vegetables), you won't be left still feeling hungry at the end of your meal.

If you're not a big fan of the gym, or find that you spend more time driving there and back then you do on your workout, try investing in a couple of workout DVDs. Even just 15 minutes a day will make a difference if you stick with it.

Getting adequate sleep can do wonders for your health, both mentally and physically. It is not only the number of hours, but the quality of sleep that is important. Considering how much time you spend on your mattress, don't you think a good one would be worth the investment?

A simple way to add a little bit of exercise to your day is to make small changes like taking the stairs or parking at the far end of the parking lot.

Eat many different colors of fruits and vegetables. Different colored foods have different types of nutrients, and it's important to have a wide variety.

Eat until you've had enough, not until you feel stuffed. You'll know the difference.

It takes your body about 20 minutes to feel full after eating a meal.

Try not to let yourself get too hungry. The more hungry you are, the more likely you are to over eat. Keep healthy snacks on hand to prevent this.

Trying to motivate yourself to exercise? Write down a list of the reasons why you want to and look at it often.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, or to tone up, taking pictures on your journey towards your goal can be an excellent motivator. Take a current picture and hang it some place that you'll see it often. Once a month take an update picture and hang it next to it so that you can see the positive changes.

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