Do you want to create a more healthy and fit version of you in the upcoming year? If so then you need to be dedicated to making little changes in your life. Over time all of these little changes add up and contribute to big gains.
Many are under the impression that they have to eat rice cakes and broccoli if they want to be fit, but it doesn’t have to be that extreme. The easiest way to approach it is to just find ways to alter your daily habits to be more fitness friendly.
In this article I am going to discuss a few options that are easy to do as long as you are committed and willing to do them every day. Over the course of a few months you will see your fitness level increase.
Stop Going Out to Lunch
This is the easiest way to get into a healthy mindset. Not only that, but it can help you save a lot of money as well. Instead of eating out at lunch every day prep meals in advance.
“When you are forced to eat out at lunch your time is limited so often times it’s fast food that you are able to get in time,” explains Chris Dziak of Pure Nootropics. “Eating bad food and high calorie lunches every day and then sitting in a chair for five more house is not good for your health.”
Cook healthy and delicious meals at home and bring them to the office. You don’t have to sit at your desk to eat either. Go outside, go eat in another setting. Just make sure it’s healthy and prepped at home.
Eating while on the road is very convenient, thanks to fast food. A commercial plumbing contractor, for example, might try to save time and swing into a drive-tru on the way to the next job site.
Wake Up 60 Minutes Earlier & Exercise
The hardest time about being committed at the gym is finding time to workout. The easiest way to do that is to make the time. The early morning is a great time to get it out of the way. You are also at peak levels in terms of energy.
All you have to do is set your alarm an hour earlier than it is currently set at now. If you really want something you will do whatever it takes to get it.
Take The Stairs
“You might be surprised how many extra calories you can burn a day just by taking the stairs,” says Chris Moberg of Slumber Search. “To help you visualize this number consider wearing a smart watch or a fitness armband monitor.”
Burn more calories, avoid long elevator lines and the awkward silence and staring at the ceiling or your phone. Once you start doing this you will always opt for stairs even outside of the office.
Do The Pushup Challenge
“Have you heard of the pushup challenge,” asks the owner of National Pool Fences. “It’s where you have to do 250 pushups every day, and you can do them at any time, as long as you hit that number each day.”
Pushups are great for building strength and also for fat burning. Do some when you wake up, in the middle of the day, and then knock the rest of them out at night.