Tuesday, December 18, 2012

10 Tips to be your Healthiest in 2013!

Every year people tell us how hard they try to get fit only to fail, the secret is “how” you do it. No matter what your resolution is these tips are sure to help.

  1. Set realistic fitness goals. Set goals that are within your ability to achieve, if they are too big it will de-motivate you.
  2. Be specific. Don't resolve to "get fit" or "lose weight"; that's too vague, be specific "Lose 10 lbs" or "Learn to run 5km’s”
  3. Attach a destination. When you add a physical destination to your plan, you’ll make your exercising more enjoyable.
  4. Identify short-term goals. Smaller or short-term goals stemming from this long-term destination will keep you focused and on track.
  5. Establish timelines & tangible measures. Staying on track will be hard with out specific timelines to support your goal.
  6. Write them down. Only 3-5% of people write down their goals & construct a plan to achieve them - about the same percentage of people that actually achieve their goals every year!
  7. Hold yourself accountable. Tell other people like friends or family to help make you accountable for success and failure.
  8. Review your goals or your “resolutions” constantly. If your resolution is buzzing through your head, it's easier to stick to it.
  9. Stay on track. Keep your resolution every day and don’t give up if something interferes with your deadline. Weirdly, it's often easier to do something every day (exercise, eat healthy, etc) than every few days.
  10. Ask for help or seek professionals. A professional such as a personal trainer will provide advice, knowledge and accountability to ensure you achieve your health and fitness goals.

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