2019 is much like any year with infinite possibilities on how you can approach life in general. A popular thing to do during a new year is try to get into better shape as the holidays can put a few pounds on people. The fact that gyms have irregular hours during the holidays just compounds these issues. Luckily most people just need to tweak their routines a bit to live a much healthier life. Other people might need a complete lifestyle overhaul but this should be done one step at a time. The following are tips to help improve your health and fitness in 2019.
Do a Morning Workout
Starting the morning with a small workout can help boost your metabolism for the day. Most people do not want to hit the gym early then come home to get ready for work. This can be tough in industries where appearance matters so getting this done at home is much more convenient. Investing in a stationary bike or other cardio equipment can allow you to exercise while catching up on the daily news or clearing emails for work. Don’t overdo it if you plan to work out later in the day as you want consistency in exercising rather than intensity followed by missed days.
Start Eating Healthy….Gradually
Eating healthy often times is done incorrectly as people go from one extreme to the other. They binge before they start their diet only to go into an unhealthy caloric deficit which is not the right way to start dieting. Gradually start cutting calories and remember that some healthy foods need to be eaten in excess to meet your caloric goal for the day. Start with one meal per day and make it as healthy as possible. Do this over a month and then start with another meal then another. This will also give you time to think up of healthy recipes for the future.
Find A Workout Partner
Finding a person that has the same goals as you can be what you need to motivate you on those days where working out is the last thing on your mind. Even a person to hit the gym with can be a great asset as they can spot you during your hardest sets. This can be a friend, family member, or even a random person you have met at the gym before. Do not underestimate the importance of someone holding you accountable or supporting you during a tough workout.
Dental Health Is Important Too
People need to keep their dental health in mind and it is quite easy to take better care of our teeth. Quitting smoking is important if you currently smoke as this not only can lead to yellowing of teeth but also oral cancers. Make sure to add a minute to your current brushing time and actually commit to flossing on a regular basis. Brushing after every meal might be overboard but at least utilizing mouthwash should be done as it is the most convenient option.
As you can see you can take action now and start getting your healthiest in 2019.