The New Year is just around the corner, and that means one thing: New Year’s resolutions. One of the most common resolutions around the world is to live a healthier life. This is also why January is a gym owner’s favourite month.
Misconceptions about health and fitness are one of the reasons people sign up for a gym membership but never show up after the motivation fades out. Since people join a gym for different reasons, here are 22 important things everyone should know about health and fitness coming into a crucial part of the calendar:
1. It’s Not a Short-Term Game
If you get a gym membership thinking you’ll get in shape in one month, you’re in for a disappointment. Depending on your physical health, it can take you a month and in some cases, years to get in shape.
Stay away from anyone who says you can achieve the physique of your dreams with a month’s hard work and dedication. Plan your coming months keeping in mind your newly found healthy lifestyle.
2. Diet is One Big Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle
Diet is the fuel your body utilises to run itself. If you eat junk food regularly, your body won’t have enough good carbs and fat reserves to run itself properly. Make a diet plan according to your health and fitness goals, and follow it with all your heart.
3. Don’t Overlook Sleep
No matter how hard you work out, you won’t see results until your body is properly rested. It is in your sleep that your body recovers itself from the heavy workouts and utilises all the nutrients present in your body to repair and recuperate itself.
4. Find a Source of Motivation
Running out of motivation is one of the biggest reasons someone stops working out. Find a source of motivation that will keep you going even at your lowest of lows. Your motivation can be anything from your training partner to someone you follow on social media. Find someone you connect to.
5. Greens Are Good For You
Green vegetables, fruits and salads help you in more ways than they’re credited for. Greens are great antioxidants and even help in boosting testosterone levels in men. There was a reason your mother pushed you to eat greens.