Learning The “Secrets” of Wellness

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Things that Derail Your Health and Fitness Goals

If you feel frustrated that you are never reaching your fitness goals despite the efforts that you have given to it, it’s time to check out if your are making one of these common health mistakes.

Eating the wrong foods

To be able to reduce 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. When you lose weight solely through dieting, the weight you lose will be predominantly muscle, therefore, pay attention to the quality of your nutrition and eat healthier, if your goal is weight loss. 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.

Overtraining

Your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it if you’re training too hard, which is actually leading to overtraining. A key part to achieve your health and wellness goal is to learn to incorporate strength and balance training.

Focus only on exercise to lose weight

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.

Not being realistic but unrealistic in your fitness goals

When people are not fully aware of the reality of a fitness program, they’ll likely establish unrealistic goals or have the wrong perception of what a fitness program is, and with that, their weight-loss goals fail. It is, therefore, important to set goals that respect your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.

Stress as messing up with your fitness program

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. In learning to manage your stress, you restore your regular body metabolism and, at the same time, allows for the nervous system work healthily.