Staying healthy and within recommended weight parameters, for some, is about elusive as catching a leprechaun. Some of us simply cannot stay committed to healthy lifestyle choices. Whatever the reason or cause may be, those of us who are overweight or unhealthy are often miserable and in need of help, guidance, or motivation. Though most people need to discover their own motivation, below are perhaps a few healthy person strategy tips in staying healthy.
First, healthy people do not over eat; simple as that. Over eating is perhaps the number one reason most people find themselves in battling a weight crisis. There are certain reasons a person may find themselves overweight which are out of their control, but those reasons are few and far between. So, with this in mind, not overeating is 100% in the control of the person trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. “In your control” means you make the decision if you are going to ‘win’ that day’s caloric intake, or eat your way past it.
Healthy people find time to get their cardio training in at least 3-times a week, but usually more. Doing cardio does not have to take hours or be performed only in a gym. 30-minutes is all one needs and can be performed inside or outside. There are many quick home cardio workout routines out there; we won’t bore you with another.
After reading the above, you are probably thinking “that’s it, that’s all the information you have for me?” Yes, that’s it, diet and exercise. There are no magic pills to take and no piece of exercise equipment that will whip you into shape without having to perform physical exercise. There are no 3-day “fixes” or miracle cleanses that will have you keeping weight off. Along these same lines, healthy people don’t necessarily have to eat grass and wheat germ five meals a day in order to stay thin.
With this in mind, healthy people do not make a lot of excuses when it comes to their diet and exercise goals. Does these sound familiar: “I’m too tired to exercise” or “I don’t have time, I’ll just grab fast food,” healthy people still say these things, but far less than unhealthy individuals.
Sorry we don’t have any magic solutions or miracle cures for creating a healthy lifestyle; unfortunately none exist. The only solution to such problems is stick with it and treat each healthy choice you make as a little ‘win’ for the day. Just make sure you have more wins than losses.