Some people may call it a fad but for me it’s here to stay! Recently keeping fit has caught on very well with a lot of people especially the younger generation.
Social media has been a very influential medium to further spread the fitness bug. It is not uncommon to see several people posting pictures of themselves involved in one fitness activity or the other. Whilst for some people it is just an opportunity to be part of something ‘cool’, others have been able to transform their bodies to a very healthy level by changing certain aspects of their diets and lifestyle.
You might have been inspired by the many positive experiences others have shared, and in a bid to that that muscled body you might have tried gone to the gym once or twice, but you gave up because you simply didn’t know what you were doing.
GhanaCelebrities.Com has put together some vital information you need to arm yourself with before you venture into the fitness world.
Know how much you are eating: Ever heard of the saying: You are what you eat? Food is the number one most important part of your fitness journey and to give you an idea of the changes you have to make to your diet, it is important that you know what you are feeding your body. The key to a lean body is to balance the proportion calorie intake to calorie out.
Change to a healthier lifestyle: To get that toned flab-free body, you need to totally resort to a healthier way of doing things. Opt for boiled eggs instead of fried. Choose fruits over sweets. Drink water instead of carbonated drinks. If you can walk, don’t drive. You see unlike fad diets, Permanent weight loss means permanent changes in your life. In order to keep and maintain you ideal weight goal, you need to ensure that are not practising any unhealthy habits.
Get all the information you need about the different forms of exercise: There are tons of materials for anyone looking to begin this journey. It is important that you set your fitness goals and get all the information you need to exercise right. Are you looking to lose just body fat? Or do you want to gain muscle. Knowing what you want out of your workout ensures that you engage in the right kind of exercises. To lose general body fat, there are certain kinds of workouts you must stick to, whilst you should go for strength exercises if you are looking to build muscle in your body.
Drink a lot of water: As you begin you fitness journey, you would most probably workout more than you used to. Your body loses a lot of water during any physical activity and its very important to hydrate the body to replace it. Water is an essential nutrient that is involved in every function of the body. It helps transport nutrients in and waste products out of cells. It is necessary for all digestive, absorption, circulatory, and excretory functions as well as for assimilating water-soluble vitamins.
Join a support group: It is always easier and more fun if you are not doing this alone. Finding a support system will ensure that you have someone put you back on track when you want to give up. It also provides a community where you can easily share tips with each other. It also means you have people who know what you are going through and are always ready to lend a supporting hand when necessary.