Everyone knows that eating healthy and exercising are essential habits to living a healthy lifestyle. But, what you might not know is that there are three other underlying elements that also are important to helping you lose weight, get fit and feel great. Lucky for you, though, Fitness Together is letting you in on the top three secrets to living a healthy and fit lifestyle throughout the year.
Hydrate to Elevate Your Fitness
Losing weight and accomplishing your fitness goals does have a lot to do with the types and amount of food that you choose to fuel your body. But, drinking enough water consistently throughout the day can have just as much impact on helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. If you’re already in the habit of keeping a food or exercise journal, make sure to add a column for tracking the amount of water you consume each day. You can make a big difference on how your body feels and performs by just being aware of the importance of hydrating your body, muscles and mind.
Sleep Shouldn’t be a Treat
Getting enough sleep shouldn’t be seen as a luxury that only happens on occasion. Logging an adequate amount of z’s is essential for your mind and body to function at its best. Whether you function at your best with only six hours of sleep or you need a full nine hours, the important thing is to consistently get enough sleep each and every night.
Stress Less, Achieve More
This time of year everyone is looking toward the future to determine what goals, dreams and aspirations they can achieve in the New Year. While setting goals is an important part to achievement, it’s important to not become counterproductive by putting too much stress and pressure on yourself. You’ll perform better and achieve your goals in a healthier manner by reducing stress from both internal and external sources.
As you settle into a new routine this year of making healthy food and fitness choices, make sure to keep proper hydration, adequate sleep and stress management top of mind. And, if you’d like personal, one-on-one help to achieve the results and changes you’re looking for in the New Year, give the personal training and nutrition experts at Fitness Together a call. Visit www.fitnesstogether.com to find the studio nearest you and to start taking the first steps to looking good and feeling great.