Posted on May 28, 2019
Through the consistent use of the following health and fitness tips hopefully I can aid you, even if just a little bit, to stay on track with your health and fitness goals. To remain fit and healthy is never an easy thing but by utilizing these tips hopefully you will remain accountable to yourself.
We all know that when we start down a path to regaining our health, that the path is riddled with detours and it is easy to get off track. So to stay on track I recommend some sort of tracking system. I know that recording your stats seems like a tedious thing to do but, if you do not know where you have been how do you know where you are going?
In the past I have used a simple spreadsheet for recording my daily weight, workout routine, and all the meals and calories that were consumed. In addition I added charts that utilized the data that was input into the sheets to use as a visual aid to make sure that I am trending in the direction of my health and fitness goals. You can do this even if you do not have a computer or do not know how to make a spreadsheet. Simply use a notebook and some graph paper.
It is amazing how a simple graph can reveal habits that otherwise would have remained undetected. For instance, I found that without fail I would eat healthy meals in my target calorie allotment for 7-10 days and then I would binge and consume enough calories for 2 days in one sitting. After discovering this trend it was easily corrected by increasing my daily calorie intake just a little bit, so I did not feel the need to “pig out” once a week.
The next health and fitness tip is to set realistic goals and to put them in writing. I think that it is very important to put into writing what you would like to accomplish. You should write down your goal in your own handwriting and post it in at least 3 different places so that you will see it throughout your day. This serves as a gentle reminder and will help aid as a deterrent for neglecting your plan.
When stating your goal start out with a short timeline, attain that goal and write out the next one for a lengthier period. Your goal should be measurable and attainable. This is when you need to be honest with yourself and set realistic goals but be careful not to be too easy on yourself.
The last health and fitness tip is to run away from processed foods like the plague. Somebody once said that staying fit is 90% nutrition and 10% exercise. Think about it for a second. Most people eat 3-4 times a day and when you contrast that to how much we exercise it does make some sense. So my tip is to make the eating thing easier on you by simply staying away from processed and packaged foods. Choose healthful foods instead. Once you get into the habit of making your own meals with preferably organic, naturally raised and grown whole foods, you will find that it does not take much time at all. By eating these types of foods you will probably be eating healthier than you usually do. Keep in mind that portion size is a big thing also. In time you would not even crave those bad foods anymore.
Hopefully these few tips will help you to stay on track with your plan. Good luck and be healthy.
Posted on May 25, 2019
If you’re in the health and fitness business, you may think you’re selling health and fitness. Well, you are… but in order to sell your product or service, you have to think as though you’re not. You see, you’re really selling attractiveness, sexiness, desirability, and fun. That’s because the health and fitness movement revolves around vanity.
It’s a fact of advertising that it’s harder to sell a negative than a positive. Sure, everyone knows we should be healthy and fit because we’ll live longer and better; we’ll be able to take care of our families better, do our jobs better, be better citizens, and never become a burden to anyone. A poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and bad habits such as smoking, drinking too much, and recreational drugs are all risk factors for obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer–not to mention disabling and deadly accidents. Our health problems become society’s problem.
Everybody knows this.
But negative messages are seldom very effective. “Quit smoking or you’ll get lung cancer and leave your spouse bereaved,” “Give up cheeseburgers so you won’t die of a heart attack,” and “Get more exercise so you can work harder and not lose your job” are not popular messages. Nobody really wants to think about how to avoid having bad things happen to them.
That’s why the selling of health and fitness needs to appeal to vanity. “Get our smoking-cessation program and look forward to white teeth and nice smooth skin.” “Follow our eating plan and be thinner and sexier than other people in your demographic.” “Use our exercise equipment so you can be toned and tan and look good in your Spandex running shorts.” All these are excellent motivators for people to buy a health-and-fitness product or service.
Vanity sells. When you’re ready to sell your health and fitness product or service, find a copywriter who’s as passionate about health and fitness as you are, and who understands what really makes people in this market buy.
Posted on May 22, 2019
Women’s health and fitness issues have become a major part of our mindset. Many of the programs that are designed to promote women’s health and fitness are structured at gyms and other fitness clubs.
Some of the fitness workouts utilize yoga and other stretching techniques, and these workout classes are able to afford women of all ages the opportunity to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Women have become much more aware of their bodies and have engaged in more physically activity. There are exercise classes that are specifically designed for women at many community centers and gyms. Most of these classes offer programs that increase flexibility and strengthen cardiovascular function. Some of the more popular programs include Pilates, yoga, spinning, stepping, and dance.
There are also health and fitness classes for women that incorporate elements of body building and weight lifting. Women have been involved in some of these types of exercises in the past, but these classes are now gaining more participants on a weekly basis.
One of the reasons that women may have been reluctant to participate in classes such as weight training is that they may be concerned about developing muscles. Many women may be worried that they will start developing large biceps and leg muscles. But this is not the case.
Although there are many professional female bodybuilders who do indeed have extremely pronounced muscles, they workout specifically for the world bodybuilding championships.
Women’s weight training will help tone the body and offer more definition to muscles without increasing and adding large bulk.
If you wish to learn how to incorporate some good bodybuilding and weight training methods into your fitness routine, check out the local gym in your area and find a professional instructor. He or she can teach you how to use the equipment properly, and develop safe and appropriate techniques to help you realize your fitness goals.