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Reasons Why You’re Not as Fit as You Should Be
Have you ever felt that the amount of time you spend on exercising is not enough? Is there a feeling of unhappiness that there is something missing since you are unable to lose your excess weight?
In addition, do you feel that following a strict diet which is usually supplementary to doing exercises, not showing any results? Well, then the best advice you are going to get is to hire a personal trainer.
A personal trainer is like your body guard. He or she will make sure you follow a schedule, do not skip on your work outs, give you a healthy diet and also help you achieve your goals. However, not everybody understands the need for a personal trainer. So, here are few reality checks that will make you reconsider your view while you follow your own exercise routine.
Not exercising enough
While a personal trainer can take one look at your work out plan and tell you the required changes, doing it on your own will mean only one thing – that you have to do double the amount of exercises to achieve the same goal.
It could also be that the exercises that you think are the best for you are actually not burning the necessary fat required to shape your muscles. In fact, the exercises may not even be beneficial beyond superficial. So, if you are serious about changing your life for the positive, then you have to be serious about the exercises to do. You can get some great workout ideas and exercise programs from http://www.6weekbody.com.au.
Not running enough
You may think that the everyday running around the park will help you shed weight and make you fitter. However, while this works, it is a slow process. Your personal trainer will tell you how much need to run and how much exercise is required.
It should not be the case that by both of these, and instead of feeling invigorated, you would end up feeling tired. The irony here is that a personal trainer will stop you right before you exert and exhaust your body.
Not eating well enough
It is best to consult an expert when you want to start dieting. However, though online-diet courses that available are a poor substitute and should be wary of trying it without health advice. An experienced and established personal trainer will keep changing your diet as you start training.
First, it would be about reducing your excess fat and then after you start doing heavy exercises, your personal trainer will include more protein oriented food in your diet plan. This is to ensure your body is able to deal with the intense workouts that your trainer has planned for you. You also need to count your calories to lose weight, creating a calorie deficit is essential if you want to lose more weight.
Not sleeping enough
Another reason that you would feel exhausted instead of feeling energised after doing exercises is lack of sleep. When you sleep, your muscles get time to repair and your tired tissues also get enough rest. If you do not maintain a consistent sleep cycle of eight hours every day, then it is going to affect your body cycle.
If you know anything about me it’s that I always advocate healthy living over quick easy fad diets and cookie cutter workout routines.
So, I have put together this quick blog post outlining my 3 best natural health and fitness tips.
- Hire a personal trainer. Seems straight forward right? You’d be surprised at how few people actually have trainers and coaches. If you’re serious about getting into shape you must hire a fitness expert to guide you.
- Count your daily calorie intake. If you don’t know how many calories you’re consuming each day, how in the hell are supposed to know whether you’re in a calorie deficit? The only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume… period!
- Eliminate liquid calories. This one is something so many people miss, they chug down bottles of coke, sprite, beer, juice and then wonder why they can;t lose weight. If you’re consuming liquid calories you are fighting an uphill battle you will not win. Drink water, green tea and if you do have coffee… have an espresso.
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