Staying Fit and Living Trendy – Here Are Some Tricks

6 Sep
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In today’s world, one of the most difficult things is to be healthy and fit. With so many people working very long hours, often sitting at a desk for hours each day, and running personal errands every day, it’s not easy to keep your body and mind in the perfect condition. Still, it’s not impossible either.

Not only can everyone do something to improve their health, but we can also do it in a way that reflects modern trends when it comes to exercising and nutrition. Here are just some of the most popular tips that will help you boost your health and fitness.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

One of the hot tips is to include these sessions in your daily routine. Namely, you should engage in short bursts of activity, after which you’ll allow yourself a short period of rest or recovery. Such activities should not be performed over a period longer than 30 minutes, but the optimal regime should be established in consultations with your doctor and fitness expert.

HIIT activities help you burn more fat and put more oxygen into the body and they don’t require a lot of your time, which means you can do them every day. Whether you opt for bursts of running and jogging or working out in the gym is a matter of personal preference and recommendations, but one thing is for sure – it’s good for you.

Improving strength

Another popular option offered by probably every health club in the world is strength training or resistance training. You can choose to simply improve your overall strength or as the foundation for engaging in some other exercise format or sport. Since such activities require a certain muscular form, strength training is absolutely necessary.

One more benefit is that you lose body weight while toning up loose muscles. That’s why it comes as no surprise that those who lead a sedentary life are finding these exercises to be of great help. Again, you must not take up such activities without prior consultations with your doctor or fitness expert and you should always go through a proper warm-up session in order to avoid injuries.

Bodyweight training

The trendiest activity is probably bodyweight training, especially the kind that doesn’t require costly fitness equipment. Basically, it’s all about getting back to the basics, i.e. doing push-ups, pull-ups, tricep dips, sit-ups and full body roll-ups. The thing about bodyweight training is that people who can’t afford to go to the gym or are not keen or running can also improve their health and fitness levels.

Being active

If you can’t enjoy the benefits of exercising as such, you still have a chance to boost your fitness by changing some habits and routines. For example, avoid using the elevator whenever possible and use the stairs. Also, instead of using a car to get to a place that is walkable from where you live or work, put on some comfortable clothes, such as these women’s jeans for everyday activities, and walk. Try to introduce cycling if you already haven’t done that, since that’s one of the best fitness activities.

Nutrition

People are now more concerned about the food they eat than ever. They want to know how their food is made and where it comes from. Also, the idea is to spend as little time as possible preparing meals yet make the most of it. So, if you want to stay healthy and trendy at the same time, make sure you opt for organic, preferably locally-sourced food.

These are just some tips that should help you stay fit, but as you can see it is a relatively complex process, which involves several different aspects, all equally important. The most important thing, however, is to believe that you deserve a healthy lifestyle and that any major changes to your routine can only be introduced following consultations with medical and fitness experts.

by Georgia Selih, fashion consultant and author at highstylife.com

 

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