If you are keen to try and be a lot fitter, but you know that you first need to make some changes to do that, then there are a lot of approaches you might want to consider taking here. In truth it can be surprisingly easy to take control of your fitness, as long as you know what to do and what it actually involves. To help you out there, we are going to take a look in this article at some of the best approaches to take in order to take more control of your own fitness. All the following are worth considering.
Be careful with your goals
It is hugely important to have some goals if you want to be fitter now and in the future. As long as you have goals to work towards, you are going to find it so much easier to generally be fit and well, whereas if you don’t then you are much less likely to achieve quite as much. However, you should take care to ensure that your goals are reasonable, actionable, and specific. As long as they are, they will be a lot more powerful as goals, and that is what matters here.
Get a Personal Trainer
Something that can always help is having a personal trainer to guide you. If you have never used a personal trainer before, it might amaze you just how much of a difference this can really make, and it is one of those things that you are going to want to look out for as soon as possible. These days you can even easily get an online personal trainer to help guide you from your own home. Look out for that, and you might soon be on a much more certain path towards having better fitness.
Stick with it
A big part of the issue for many people is dedication. If you find that you frequently struggle to stick with your fitness regime, there are some steps you can take in order to improve upon this. For instance, you might want to think about refreshing your mind in terms of your motivation, so you can remember exactly why you are doing what you’re doing. Often that is enough to help you stick with your fitness regime, and therefore achieve the goals you may have in mind. Remember that, and it should really help you out.
Grab a partner
Finally, remember that there is a lot to be said for having help. As well as getting a personal trainer, it can really help if you have someone to workout with - ideally a close friend whom you trust and whom you are happy to workout alongside. Just having a partner or a buddy can help you a lot, and you will be much more likely to succeed in everything you are trying to do this way. It really is something that you will want to focus on from the very start, and if you run into any issues later on.
Being in a mental rut can harm our health, productivity, and mood. Constantly bombarding ourselves with tasks, either through procrastination or just straight-up overworking ourselves, can give way to heightened levels of stress and anxiety. So, let’s look at five ways to help boost our productivity and mood.
1. Sleep good, work better.
Sleeping is a fantastic, and probably the easiest, home remedy to boost energy. Our mind and body are interconnected, so keeping one healthy ensures the other will do the same. A good start is maximizing sleep quality. Sticking to a structured sleep routine that provides our body with at least 8 hours of sleep will ensure consistent energy levels during the day. But for this to work, you must stick to a specific bedtime and wake-up time. Inconsistent sleep patterns are almost as harmful to the body as little to no sleep.
2. A healthy body is an optimized brain
As mentioned above, our body and brain are interconnected. We have talked about resting our bodies, but what about fueling them? Well, certain foods that are high in vitamin B12—one of the main vitamins known for energy enhancement—can help boost energy levels, giving you the fuel needed to get through the day. Fish, meat, poultry, and other dairy products are high in B12. Incorporating this vitamin into your diet can help power both your mind and body, helping you take on whatever life throws at you.
3. Stop workin’, start walkin’?
We know this may seem counterintuitive, but taking a step back from a task or assignment can actually help you get it done quicker! Exercise is not only crucial for the body; it also promotes mental well-being. And exercise doesn’t necessarily mean maxing your deadlift between paragraphs. It can be something as simple as going for a walk around the block. Just getting your body moving helps relieve stress, which can significantly inhibit productivity. Before you even start your work, early morning workouts have been said to get your mind and body prepared for the day.
4. Put down the phone
Social media, texting, and phone calls ranked as the 4th biggest workplace distractions only behind bathroom breaks and talking with coworkers. We’ve all been there: a text message alert or a Twitter notification goes off, and you are instantly entranced into the endless rabbit hole that is your cell phone. There are a bunch of simple ways to prevent this from happening. For starters, keep your phone and work separate. This can go as far as keeping it in a different room, whatever prevents you from distracting yourself. Other methods, such as putting your phone on “Do Not Disturb” and “Airplane Mode,” can immensely cut down distractions without feeling disconnected.
5. Organize your workspace
For many, a cluttered workspace = a cluttered mind. Having a clean workspace can work as a productivity “placebo.” You can trick yourself into working harder when your surroundings are organized. Everyone has their own gauge on what is considered to be “clean,” so do whatever you think is necessary. If it means just clearing off your desk, then go for it. And if “clean” means sanitizing all of your work materials, then do that. Just make sure not to overdo it. There is a fine line between organizing your workspace and plainly pushing off work. Find that balance. Find that productivity.
Feeling run down can have a lasting impact on our short term productivity, leaving us feeling defeated and mentally exhausted. But simple changes to the way we carry on through the day can help boost productivity and increase energy levels. Simple changes to our sleeping patterns and diet are two vital ways we can achieve this added boost in energy. Other changes such as exercise and work habits can help maximize productivity without stretching ourselves too far. These tips do not have to be followed verbatim, but should act as a guide in helping you navigate what best fits your lifestyle.
This article was originally published at iveeapp.com
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