Fitness is all about getting your mind in sync with your body in order to achieve the optimal balance and lifestyle that will lead to a long and prosperous life. Now I do not mean to sound too philosophical there, but really it's true. Some people are very good exercising. Some people will jog or lift weights every day, but they are still relatively fat. Although they work out a ton they are unable to achieve the level of fitness that they desire.
Conversely there are a lot of people who eat extremely healthy. They're very careful about watching the types of food that they put into the body. They try to eat a good amount of veggies and fruits and healthy lean proteins, yet they have very little muscle mass and could not run a mile to save their life.
You see each of those groups do not have any balance between their exercise and their eating habits. It is the merging of these two concepts together to form a union that allows a person to achieve optimal fitness. So how can we do this?
First of all I would argue that it starts with diet. Most people have an easier time exercising, then they do having a controlled diet. This means that for most people they need to restructure the way that they think about food and the way they approach the concept of eating. Ideally you should eat between 4 to 6 meals a day that are relatively small and packed with good nutrition. Should never stuff yourself at a single meal because all that will do is deposit fat on your body.
Additionally you should make sure that the food you eat is relatively low in fat, relatively high in good protein, and predominately consists of vegetables and fruits. If you do those adjustments to your eating habits you will find that your body will heal itself much faster, your mind will be clear, and your skin will look a lot better. Now of course we need to bring the exercise aspect into this discussion.
Exercising is something that people struggle with because they think they have to do it for an incredibly long period of time to get any real benefit. That of course is a completely false assumption. There are in fact some very good exercise plans that are structured to be done in 12 minutes or less. These plans all basically revolve around the idea of interval training and getting a cardiovascular and strength training workout in a condensed period of time.
This means that if you were to do a basic routine medical push-ups, jumping jacks, crunches, dips off the back of a chair, squats, and lunges, in a sort of successive order you would be able to keep your heart rate up high enough to get a cardiovascular while the same time promoting muscular growth which will burn fat incredibly fast. This type of exercise routine when it is asked out by a healthy eating regimen is highly effective.