Staying in shape isn't all about running marathons and spending ten hour days at the gym while only eating a single flax seed a day. Despite what the media may depict, losing weight and staying in shape through simple fitness routines and tips is actually really easy. By no means is it a fast process, as there is no true miracle switch that we can flip and instantly be in the best shape of our lives. But it is a tried and true process. And by following very basic health tips, you can keep your fitness routine up and lose weight without losing your mind as well.
Clean Away The Weight - Cleaning is a household task that all of us have to do or our homes turn into garbage dumps that no one wants to live in. But instead of making it a chore, you can easily turn your cleaning routine into that of a fitness routine with one simple addition: Music. That's right, by simply adding loud, fun, upbeat music to your cleaning routine, you can dance around with the broom or the vacuum. By moving more with the music, you will push your heartbeat up and start to burn a few calories all while doing your daily cleaning routine. And best of all, it makes it a little more fun to do.
Tweak Your Favorite Foods - Just because you're trying to lose weight, doesn't mean you have to miss out on having your favorite pizza. All it takes is a few small changes and you can still enjoy a great tasting slice of pizza without ruining your diet and exercise routine. Simply change out your cheese for a low fat version, and perhaps use half of the toppings that you normally would have. If you want to enjoy a nice bowl of low fat ice cream, simply garnish it with fresh strawberries or dark cherries. You won't even notice the difference!
Water, Water, Water - There is no fitness guru that can stress the importance of drinking water enough. Not only does it keep you hydrated and offer a much healthier alternative to soda or coffee, but if you drink a glass of water before each meal, you'll actually find yourself eating less! That means less calories coming in and more going out, which is what leads to weight loss. Plus, when your body is hydrated, you can exercise longer and harder without feeling exhausted.
Make Friends - Why bother trying to sustain a fitness routine alone? Instead of going the long road by yourself, find a workout buddy. Sure, you may not want anyone to know that you're ashamed of your body, but the truth is that you aren't ashamed of it. You simply wish to show the world the real body that you know already exists inside you! By working out with a friend, you can each push yourself to be better than the other, each and every day.