The winter months are coming in which is where we start to see an influx in the gym. It can be easy starting the gym with the right mentality, the right full tracksuit and the right meal plan. It is much more difficult to actually maintain that drive and determination. The official guidelines for healthy exercise include strength training and 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise. Unfortunately far too many people are not meeting these goals which is one of the least active countries in the world. In this article, we will go through some tips for fitness success.
Prep For Success
Failing to prepare is asking for trouble and is definitely true about what they say. Well, this is the reason why. If you don’t prepare how you are going to achieve your fitness goals then how will you have the resources to achieve them? By allowing yourself to sit down and think about what you will need such as a meal plan, prepped meals, supplements and vitamins ready in the mornings and your gym bag ready before you go to bed. All these things will help to make your life with exercise that little bit easier.
Mix Exercises Up
Variety will give you a completely new outlook each time that you go to the gym. Your body doesn’t respond well to the same routine so you need to catch your body off guard so it works out properly. By allowing you to have more of a sporadic routine, you will have no negative thoughts of the last time you went. If you are struggling to create a routine, there are many different templates and useful blogs out there to help. Such as strength training on every other day whilst doing more running and athletic workouts on the other days.
Eat The Right Foods and Portions
It’s all far too easy to have a junk food drawer or cupboard but this is what is going to hinder your results and reduce your gains for unhealthy gains. Steering away from sugar from sweets and chocolate as well as salt from crisps will give you better results. If your stomach is craving, then opt for the healthy alternative of fruits and vegetables. An apple has been shown to make the body feel full for up to 3 hours and green vegetables can help to detox your gut and digestive system.
Get The Right Amount Of Sleep
You will find that when you exercise and eat healthily you are going to have a better quality of energy in you. This doesn’t mean that you can stay up later, sometimes it’s best to get the men’s tracksuits off and just get some good old sleep. Sleep will help you recover quicker and give you the energy you need for that next workout. On average a gown adult should have around 6-8 hours a day and if you need a nap before the gym, take no more than 30 minutes.