News For This Month: Wellness

Things that Derail Your Health and Fitness Goals

When things seem not to succeed despite how much you’ve worked hard to reach your health and wellness goals; perhaps, it’s time to consider on whether you are making one of these common health mistakes.

The wrong diet nutrition

If you’re after body fat reduction, at least 70% of your fitness process rests on your diet and cardio exercise activity, while the other 30% involves adding lean muscle mass to your body frame; so, this means that you have to be ultra efficient in burning calories. You might think that to build muscle mass is all about having just a diet on protein shake, but this just leads to a stomach break down, which is counterproductive. If your goal is weight loss, pay attention to the quality of your nutrition and eat healthier, because when you lose weight solely through dieting, the weight you lose will be predominantly muscle. The ideal fitness program to lose weight is a combination of improved diet, cardio workouts and resistance training, this contributes to losing proportionally more fat and gain muscle, which means that you don’t simply lose weight on the scale, you change your body’s shape and composition.

Overtraining

Training too hard is not the answer to losing weight, because your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it. By learning to incorporate strength and balance training, you are on your way to achieving your fitness goal.

Focus only on exercise to lose weight

It is wrong mentality to be simply doing exercises for the purpose of losing weight, which will not help at all, since the ideal weight-loss goals include aiming to have more energy through the right foods, sleeping better, improving your bone density, getting the right mood, increasing strength and a balance exercise program.

Not being realistic but unrealistic in your fitness goals

When people are not fully aware of the reality of a fitness program, they’ll likely establish unrealistic goals or have the wrong perception of what a fitness program is, and with that, their weight-loss goals fail. The reality of a well-meaning fitness program encompasses a healthy, weight-loss goal that respects your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.

Stress factor

Stress will always factor into our life’s activities and if you allow it to rule you, it can biologically cause an increase in the heart rate, breath rate, and blood pressure, while all other body systems, such as digestion, immune response and detoxification, slow down and your body will hold onto fat to energize you back. In learning to manage your stress, you restore your regular body metabolism and, at the same time, allows for the nervous system work healthily.