Keeping your body hydrated should not be an afterthought, or something you randomly choose to do. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, or have any weight loss or fitness goals, hydration is that “magic pill” you have been searching for and should be the first thing you look to correct. It’s one of the easiest things you do to speed up your health goals, less painful than any workout and quicker than healthy meal prep.
According to popular statistics, only 8% of New Year’s Resolutions are successfully kept. This means that 92% of us that are brave enough to set out for self-improvement will fail.
Those aren’t very good odds.
Thankfully there is science that explains this curious “Snap-Back Effect” and offers us tools to make the effect work in our favor.
Many of my clients have asked for a magical tip to stick with their exercise plan, and I found the solution in an unlikely place: from the mind of Jerry Seinfeld.
Quite frankly, perfection is unattainable, and will always leave you falling short and feeling bad about yourself, especially if your goal is focused on someone else’s “perfection”.
So why do I continue to give you the same lecture?
In today’s fast paced world Americans as a whole consume almost 50% of our daily calories away from home. These less-than-wholesome calories are not only accumulating around our waists and making us sick, but they area also draining our bank accounts.
When it comes to being healthy, there are two habits that will define your success; eating and exercise. In fact, everyone that you know who is in great shape has dialed in these two important habits.
If you aren’t happy with your body, it’s time to think about gradually making some adjustments to your eating and exercise habits.
Our kids are eating too much junk. And who can blame them? Junk food tastes great, and it is readily available everywhere. (Don’t have kids? You can still keep reading because this goes for most adults as well ?)
The good news is that healthy food can also tastes great, we just need to help our kids realize that.
Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. You put in weeks or months of dedicated, hard work in order to drop a significant number of pounds and fat for a special occasion; maybe a wedding, or party, or swimsuit season. But immediately after the big event is over, the incredibly easy (and frustrating!) reality sets in. Without your big event to motivate you, the pounds you worked so hard to lose are slowly creeping back on.
There is something to be said about the power of working out in a group — but what is it about exercising with others that motivates us?
We tapped some experts on the topic and learned that when it comes to workouts, there’s some truth to the old adage, “There’s strength in numbers.”