Fitness on your mind? Make sure you stay away from these 5 things

There is growing consciousness around how to stay fit and healthy, but are there any tips that can ease the process? Well yes, some tips can definitely be helpful. Read on to know more.
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Geetika Sachdev Published: 19 Jul 2021, 12:55 pm IST
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Fitness has become paramount today, more so with a global health crisis like covid-19 taking over our lives. But is there a hack to achieve the healthiest body and mind? Well, it’s never a one-size-fits-all approach, but yes, there are some things that one must completely avoid to derail their journey. Of course, having a nutritious meal and moving your body are important, but there’s also other stuff that’s equally important. Ready to find out? Let’s go!

1. Do not give in to waking up at odd hours

Of course, everyone wants to be a part of the 5 am club! It is being touted as the ultimate solution to achieving the perfect life, of course, fitness levels included. But are we all made the same? Our sleep patterns are all so different, so how is it even possible to wake up at the same time? If it works for you, that’s great! Else, find some time that works best for you.

2. Working out all the time won’t help

Most of us are obsessed with being thin rather than being healthy. And that’s why it is fed to us that exercising a lot will help you lose weight. The answer is a big NO! You have to work smart, and not just hard. So, if you believe that exercising for two hours will help you, there’s really no chance. You will be so fatigued that your body won’t gain anything. Instead, take out 45 minutes every day and do a mix of exercises to define your body, and lose all that unwanted fat. Oh, and please do give your body enough rest for recovery.

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Exercising too much might mean it’s taking over your life, rather than being a healthy part of it. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Ditch mindless eating

How many times have we gobbled our meals, while typing away that email? Well, that’s how you engage in mindless eating. Our bodies tell us when to stop when it no longer requires food, but when you do not concentrate, you are going to end up eating more than usual. No wonder, gaining those extra kilos happens real quick! It is important to connect with food to avoid overeating and snacking on junk.

4. Cheat meals are overrated

The fact is why do we need cheat meals? When you eat in moderation and mindfully, you won’t need to earn that junk. If you want to eat it, do that, instead of segregating days for junk food. This way you are not forcing your body to eat healthy, and suddenly gorging on a huge meal over the weekend. Practise moderation and you will be good to go!

5. Supplements are no good

This is not a universal statement, but the fact is supplements are overrated. We are made to believe that eating supplements fulfils our need for nutrition, but the answer is that it can be done with food. Those protein shakes and supplements won’t help at all. You are just going to burn your money! 

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An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town. ...Read More

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