If you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, or just feel fit, chances are you’re looking for good ideas on how to achieve it! And with all the athletic and fit people around, you have to wonder if there is some secret to their success. Well, the truth is there aren’t any real secrets, but fit people make it a habit to prioritize their health through their diet and their daily habits! The great thing is these habits aren’t difficult to adopt! Here are 10 secrets of very fit people that you can follow.
Stay hydrated and keep a water bottle with you at all times!
You need to stay hydrated in anything you do, which means water should be your first choice of drink. Also, the more you work out, the more you need to hydrate, so having a water bottle within reach is always a smart move. If you do find it hard to stay hydrated during a workout, try the Performance® Low Calorie Electrolyte Drink to boost your hydration!
Enjoy the exercise you get.
Your workout will feel less like “work” if you think positively about it. It shouldn’t be a burden or a chore but rather something you look forward to doing as part of your day. Whatever your activity is, get excited about it!
Change it up!
You can keep your exercise exciting by changing it up from time to time. Try a different workout routine or focus on different parts of the body. Challenge yourself with a new sport or activity. The ball is in your court!
Get the right gear and the gear that you like.
You want to have the right equipment, shoes, and clothing for your workout; it could make the difference between an enjoyable workout and a painful one. Plus, new gear can also motivate you to exercise more—because who doesn’t like to wear their new workout clothes or shoes? Selfies are optional.
Find an exercise partner.
Nothing works better than peer pressure! Just kidding. All jokes aside, accountability can be your best friend in staying on track with your workout. You can also use it as an excuse to catch up with your friend!
Schedule your workouts and track your progress.
Schedule your workouts ahead of time to avoid thinking about it last minute and struggling to “find time” to exercise. This will also help you see the progress you’re making. You can also schedule in “breaks,” or days you can spend to recover from your workouts.
Don’t forget to rest and sleep!
While it seems productive to do intensive workouts every day, the truth is your body needs time to recover. This is important not only to let your body build back up from a workout but also to help prevent possible injuries later! It’s also important to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night as this is prime time for body recovery.
Eat clean and eat right.
Choose meals that are nutritious and balanced. It’s important not to consume excess calories that will turn into excess weight. At the same time, your meal should have plenty of nutrients to help your body recover from your workouts. Performance® Advanced Physique® is an excellent option to help your body recover, repair, and build lean muscle.
Limit your intake of alcohol, caffeine, and sugar.
We know…we’re not trying to ruin all the fun, which is why we used the word “limit.” But the fact is that an excessive amount of any of these can have negative effects on your body. So, look at these as occasional treats rather than everyday indulgences.
It’s hard to get all the nutrition that your body needs from your diet alone. Thankfully, you can use supplements and shakes to help fill those nutrition gaps. Try Vitalizing Plan, a shake and supplement combination that will help you get the daily nutrition you need.
Like we said, these aren’t really “secrets,” but putting a few of these (or all of them) into practice can make it much easier to reach your fitness goals. Let’s get moving and make it a habit!