3 Crucial Fitness Tips For 2017 That We Often Forget

January 19, 2017


Aldi conducted an interesting survey recently which showed that over 50% of Americans had the following 2017 New Year’s resolution: work out more and lose weight.

However, only 9% of us actually follow through with these plans, which is rather alarming.

This is exactly why we decided to look deeper into this issue in hope of finding the real reason behind it. And boy did we uncover interesting data.

It appears that 90% of Americans tend to overlook 3 paramount aspects of one’s weight loss plan.

Stick around and find out what 3 tactical tips are crucial for losing some weight in 2017.

1. Get Enough Sleep

Far too many of us forget just how important sleep is for our fitness plan. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you simply won’t be able to follow through your weight loss plan, and it will reflect on your overall health as well.

Here’s how.

A study published in November 2016 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people who sleep less than 6 hours per night typically eat around 380 more calories the next day than people who sleep 8 hours on a daily (nightly?) basis.

What is more, they usually eat junk food and empty calories instead of protein needed for energy.

So, make sure you get your 8 hours as often as possible. A good night sleep is more than necessary for your healthy fitness routine.

2. Be Realistic About Your Results

Another common mistake that we make is not being realistic about our goals. Big results and success will come in time, not over night, so we need to figure out how to focus on our overall behavior and way of life, not just on the outcome. Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to weight loss.

Here’s what the folks over at Men’s Health had to say:

“Set a goal, but then work backwards and figure out the behaviors needed to reach that goal. For example, if you have a weight goal in mind, figure out realistically how long it should take (assuming about 1 to 2 pounds of weight loss per week). Then work on the small, incremental behaviors that will help you achieve the goal.”

3. Exercise

Another HUGE thing we tend to forget when trying to lose weight is THE ACTUAL EXERCISE. Yes, you’d be amazed by how many people give up after just one week of “trying to lose some weight” without even working out.

The math is simple people: you need to burn more calories than you eat in a day.

So, make sure you find the workout plan that you can follow, set a healthy mindset, get enough sleep – and everything else will fall right into place.

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