Smart Ideas: Wellness Revisited



Things that Derail Your Health and Fitness Goals

If you feel frustrated that you are never reaching your fitness goals despite the efforts that you have given to it, it’s time to check out if your 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. Focusing your diet program more on protein intake to build muscle mass becomes counterproductive when you experience a chronic stomach upset. 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. But when you lose weight through a combination of improved diet, cardio workouts and resistance training, you lose 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 overtraining where 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.

Exercising only 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.

Having the wrong fitness concept

When people establish unrealistic goals or have the wrong perception of what a fitness program is, they automatically fail to meet their weight-loss objective because they’re not fully aware of the reality of a fitness program. It is, therefore, important to set goals that respect your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.

Stress factor

Stress may be a part of life, but if you don’t do anything about it, it can do more harm on you, such as a biological effect of increasing 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. Knowing that stress can happen anytime, learn how to manage it for health reasons, such as restoring your body metabolism on its regular pace and, at the same time, putting back your nervous system on a healthy function.