Have you ever wondered how people who always seem to be in great physical shape get that way? More importantly how do they stay lean, strong, toned, healthy and fit? And more importantly how can you have these same great results for yourself?
Well, there are some healthy habits that almost all slim and fit people seem to have in common. You can adopt and copy the habits that these people have and realize the benefits of a healthier, slimmer body for yourself.
1.) They eat lots of good food – No one ever dieted their way to long term fitness and health and a strong, lean shapely body. All truly in-shape people eat and they eat a lot.
But the difference between them and overweight, unfit people is that they eat more whole, natural unprocessed foods that include a higher lean protein and they avoid the “fat free” and “lite” foods trap.
They tend to eat more frequently, usually six or seven small meals a day starting with a good breakfast. The result is that they have more stable blood sugar and more consistent energy levels. This results in them being less prone to gaining body fat because they rarely eat more calories in any given meal than their body can utilize.
They also have much more energy to be able to support a proper exercise program that is made up with mainly strength training exercise. This type of training gets them in the best shape in the shortest amount of time.
2.) They have goals – Highly fit, in-shape people always have a fitness or health goal. After all, you can not improve something unless you know what you are trying to improve it to. Those goals can be small or large and ambitious, but in either case they act with a sense of purpose when it comes to their health and physical fitness.
Whether that goal is to maintain their current physique, reduce body fat, gain additional muscle to improve their body shape or increase their endurance or stamina they will always have a goal that they are shooting for. If you ask a fit person what they are currently working on, they will always be able to tell you what their goal is.
And if you observe them exercising, you will be able to sense that they have purpose. They rarely sit still between sets of an exercise and minimize socialization in the gym or during their workout. They always seem to be on the move and ‘in the zone’. They will not just be going through the motions; they will be engaged and striving for something.
The takeaway for you – make these habits your own. You don’t have to be an athlete or fitness model to take advantage of these two healthy habits. Regardless of your fitness level, experience or personal health and diet goals, you can live a healthier and happier life by adopting some of the same habits as highly-fit people. They will be glad you did.