Fitness has become paramount today, more so with a global health crisis like covid-19 taking over our lives. But is there a hack to achieve the healthiest body and mind? Well, it’s never a one-size-fits-all approach, but yes, there are some things that one must completely avoid to derail their journey. Of course, having a nutritious meal and moving your body are important, but there’s also other stuff that’s equally important. Ready to find out? Let’s go!
1. Do not give in to waking up at odd hours
Of course, everyone wants to be a part of the 5 am club! It is being touted as the ultimate solution to achieving the perfect life, of course, fitness levels included. But are we all made the same? Our sleep patterns are all so different, so how is it even possible to wake up at the same time? If it works for you, that’s great! Else, find some time that works best for you.
2. Working out all the time won’t help
Most of us are obsessed with being thin rather than being healthy. And that’s why it is fed to us that exercising a lot will help you lose weight. The answer is a big NO! You have to work smart, and not just hard. So, if you believe that exercising for two hours will help you, there’s really no chance. You will be so fatigued that your body won’t gain anything. Instead, take out 45 minutes every day and do a mix of exercises to define your body, and lose all that unwanted fat. Oh, and please do give your body enough rest for recovery.
3. Ditch mindless eating
How many times have we gobbled our meals, while typing away that email? Well, that’s how you engage in mindless eating. Our bodies tell us when to stop when it no longer requires food, but when you do not concentrate, you are going to end up eating more than usual. No wonder, gaining those extra kilos happens real quick! It is important to connect with food to avoid overeating and snacking on junk.
4. Cheat meals are overrated
The fact is why do we need cheat meals? When you eat in moderation and mindfully, you won’t need to earn that junk. If you want to eat it, do that, instead of segregating days for junk food. This way you are not forcing your body to eat healthy, and suddenly gorging on a huge meal over the weekend. Practise moderation and you will be good to go!
5. Supplements are no good
This is not a universal statement, but the fact is supplements are overrated. We are made to believe that eating supplements fulfils our need for nutrition, but the answer is that it can be done with food. Those protein shakes and supplements won’t help at all. You are just going to burn your money!