I’m willing to bet that you’ve heard in order to lose weight you need to eat healthily and exercise daily. It’s no secret. So why is it, that so many people struggle trying to get to a healthy weight and stay there? One obstacle is the actual working out and preparing healthy foods but there’s something else holding you back. Your daily activities and habits could be sabotaging your efforts.
Working out 45 minutes per day is not enough to negate what you are doing with the other 23.25 hours
of the day. For instance, if you sit at a desk all day, walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes will not give you the 10,000 steps you need each day to maintain cardiovascular health. Or maybe you’re eating healthy foods but neglect to drink adequate amounts of water.
There are many factors that go into losing and maintaining a healthy weight. First and foremost you need to make sure you are taking a lifestyle approach to weight loss and not using a temporary fix such as a restricted calorie diet. The same goes for exercise programs. Don’t expect to workout for one month, two months, or even one year to get in shape and then stop. This is about changing your habits so that you can liver a longer, healthy life even when you reach your 80’s!
8 DAILY HABITS TO GET YOU LOSING WEIGHT
Print out the infographic below and hang it on your refrigerator as a reminder of what you can do each day to help you get that scale moving in the right direction.
Once you start incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you’re going to find it a lot easier to not only lose the weight, but also maintain your new healthier, leaner body! Remember that everyone is different and in order to progress you need to not only know where you are starting, but where you want to go! Set concrete achievable goals and you’ll be on a solid path to reaching them.
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Lisa Swanson is an ACE certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Orthopedic Exercise Specialist as well as a certified PN level 1 nutritionist. With over 30 years experience helping women turn their lives around she can easily adapt programs to meet your specific needs.
Check out my interview with the Magnificent Midlife podcast on staying fit and healthy long-term.