Things that Derail Your Health and Fitness Goals
When things seem not to succeed despite how much you’ve worked hard to reach your health and wellness goals; perhaps, it’s time to consider on whether you are making one of these common health mistakes.
Following the wrong diet plan
To successfully trim on your body fat, you have to devote 70% of your fitness program on your diet and cardio exercise activity and 30% must be directed to adding lean muscle mass to your body frame, which means that if you have to attain these percentages, you have to be extra 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. To lose proportionally more fat and gain muscle, it is ideally a combination of improved diet, cardio workouts and resistance training, which translates into not just losing weight on the scale, but changing your body’s shape and composition.
Prioritizing the wrong training exercise program
Training too hard is overtraining where your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it. A key part to achieve your health and wellness goal is to learn to incorporate strength and balance training.
Associating weight loss to exercise
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, instead of doing solely an exercise program and nothing else to lose weight.
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. The reality of a well-meaning fitness program encompasses a healthy, weight-loss goal that respects your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.
Stress will always factor into our life’s activities and if you allow it to rule you, it can biologically cause an increase in 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. You not only restore your body metabolism, but also revive your nervous system on a healthy function, when you learn how to manage stress.