Just as you visit the garment store, and you know one size does not fit all, when it comes to health, the same regimen does not suit everyone. However, there are a few lifestyle hacks that can at least help you plan your fitness schedule, to help you in staying fit as a professional or an amateur. Read on to understand what it takes to achieve satisfactory levels of fitness in this digital age.
It is common practice now to have a fitness band tied around your arms that consistently measures your blood pressure and/or heart rate, while you take that walk in the park. Choosing these gadgets, however, can be cumbersome, as the competition between brands is huge, and it is difficult to understand every feature that is out there. Analyze your requirements. If your goal is just weight loss, all you need is a weighing machine. If you are more professional, and need to track overall health, a “smartwatch” could just be your thing.
Building a Routine
No matter how many “smartwatches” you invest in, they can only help you as long as you stick to a routine. Every day is different. One day you might not want to leave the bed, another day you are the first one to reach work. Develop a routine that blends with your schedule, and yet does not strain you. Working out should not just be healthy, it should also be stress-free. Fix a minimum of ten minutes every day, for your daily exercise, and decide the kind of exercise beforehand. Most importantly, stick to it!
Along with exercise, diet plays a crucial role in fitness, if not more. Although it is correctly accepted that there is nothing better for your fitness than having a nutritious, home-cooked meal, there are times when you might be forced to eat outside. Getting the right amount of nutrition and avoiding contamination should be your key guidelines while dining out. Look for restaurants that are certified for health food, or at least those who have a detailed menu with the exact ingredients listed, and of course, eliminating junk food goes without saying.
It is easy to get bogged out after a few months of fitness regimes and healthy diets. So, choose plans that last longer. Whether at the gym or at home, the fitness programs you choose should best fit you even ten years down the line. Analyze whether yoga suits you best, or aerobics, and stick to it. Sometimes, it is both! Take cues from a fitness expert and a nutritionist if you are unable to customize. Do not overuse fitness gadgets, the electromagnetic forces they emit may cause lasting harm. Most importantly, work on your stress management skills. This is of vital importance when considering a long-term health plan.
With a little bit of determination, will power, and dashes of fun elements, staying fit in this fast-track world can truly be enjoyable.