Things that Derail Your Health and Fitness Goals
If you feel frustrated that you are never reaching your fitness goals despite the efforts that you have given to it, it’s time to check out if your are making one of these common health mistakes.
If you’re after body fat reduction, at least 70% of your fitness process rests on your diet and cardio exercise activity, while the other 30% involves adding lean muscle mass to your body frame; so, this means that you have to be ultra efficient in burning calories. You might think that to build muscle mass is all about having just a diet on protein shake, but this just leads to a stomach break down, which is counterproductive. Pay attention to the quality of your nutrition and eat healthier, if your goal is weight loss, since when you lose weight solely through dieting, the weight you lose will be predominantly muscle. But when you lose weight through a combination of improved diet, cardio workouts and resistance training, you lose proportionally more fat and gain muscle, which means that you don’t simply lose weight on the scale, you change your body’s shape and composition.
Training too hard is not the answer to losing weight, because your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it. By learning to incorporate strength and balance training, you are on your way to achieving your fitness goal.
Associating weight loss to exercise
Most people think that losing weight is just a matter of following an exercise program, such that when they don’t lose weight from this, they give up, to which this mentality is not helping at all, because weight-loss goals must aim to have more energy through the right foods, sleeping better, improving your bone density, getting the right mood, increasing strength and a balance exercise program.
When people establish unrealistic goals or have the wrong perception of what a fitness program is, they automatically fail to meet their weight-loss objective because they’re not fully aware of the reality of a fitness program. The reality of a well-meaning fitness program encompasses a healthy, weight-loss goal that respects your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.
Stress will always factor into our life’s activities and if you allow it to rule you, it can biologically cause an increase in the heart rate, breath rate, and blood pressure, while all other body systems, such as digestion, immune response and detoxification, slow down and your body will hold onto fat to energize you back. In learning to manage your stress, you restore your regular body metabolism and, at the same time, allows for the nervous system work healthily.