Achieve your fitness goals in the new year
Many of us start 2023 with new New Year's goals, and some of the most common goals are related to healthy living.
Whatever your health status, achieving fitness goals can be overwhelming. The goals can be very different, but you have to find a way to achieve consistency in order to reach the goal you set for yourself.
Here are a few tips to help you reach your fitness goals:
1. Start with small goals - Suddenly starting a very restrictive diet, overtraining at the gym or radically altering your lifestyle are not sustainable decisions and are doomed to fail. Try to focus on small changes that will bring you closer to your goal.
2. Start by taking a brisk walk or going for a run two or three times a week. Gradually increase the duration or frequency of these workouts.
3. Try different types of training each month, until you find the one you really enjoy. Challenge your body, train different muscles, and learn new skills, whether it's weight lifting, running, yoga, swimming, etc.
4. Eat healthier - Include vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, lean protein and fish in your diet. These will provide you with nutrients your body needs to function at an optimal level.
5. Practice meditation and relax your mind - Meditation can be an important tool for recovery, reduce stress and even help you achieve better results in your workouts.
Creating a healthier relationship with your diet and taking better care of your body and mind can drastically improve your health in a variety of ways.