Fitness: Pull All The Pieces Together To Get In The Best Shape Of Your Life

It is easy to think of fitness and picture the hours spent in the gym trimming fat and building muscle. However, fitness is far more than that. There are a number of variables that must work together in order for you to get into the best shape of your life. Importantly, you must be equally committed to each component to have them work well for you.  Below we look at how you can pull all the pieces together to get into the best shape of your life.

The Four Tenets of a Successful Fitness Program

1. Eat food

What you eat, and how much you eat, are very important components of any plan to get fit. Eating smaller portioned meals more often (four to six times per day) is a good place to start. These meals should get lighter as the day progresses and should consist of foods like high-fiber carbohydrates, vegetables, lean meats, and fruits. Processed foods high in sugars, salts, and saturated fats should be avoided at all costs –

A great way to get in the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables is to start juicing. Green juices and smoothies with the right balance of fruits and vegetables will help you get those much-needed nutrients easily, and in a form, the body can easily assimilate. Best of all, there are lots of free resources available to help you get started with juicing.

2. Drink Water

Drinking water is sufficient for a successful fitness plan. Eight glass per day (minimum) is the general recommendation. However, if you have an active lifestyle, chances are you will need more. Drinking water will help ward against fluid retention, bloating, and weight gain – all of which are enemies of getting fit and lean.

3. Workout Smartly

Working out is one thing. working out smartly is quite another. To get the most out of your fitness endeavors, it is best to have a strategic workout plan tailored to you. You can opt, for example, to do cardio every other day with yoga and strength training falling on days in between. You can also opt to sculpt and strength train each day along with your cardio, ensuring that you focus on different muscle groups for different days.

Whatever you choose to do, your workout program should be tailored to suit your lifestyle and goals. Be sure to also

4. Get Some Sleep

Rest is critical to an effective fitness plan. It is during those periods of rest that the body repairs itself, building those muscles that were broken down during working out. Your efforts in the gym and careful attention to proper nutrition will not be as effective without getting sufficient rest each night and between workouts in general.