Taking care of your inside parts is what counts the most, health is an internal thing and when we exercise we truly are impacting our guts more then you may think.
No matter where your starting point is with your life and condition of the body, these are the first steps to identify healthy habits to build a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Hence the weight loss guide or maintaining a healthy body weight is basic stuff you already do or at least know about. New year, new choices love this 2014 thing!
1. How much sleep do you get each night out of seven days? To maintain an ideal body weight an adult should accomplish at least 7 hours each night…..SLEEP is a vital variable to maintaining & achieving an ideal body weight.
2. Start a food journal with writing down EVERYTHING you eat over 7 days. This would not work for me, but it will for many. A specific focus on food consumption (diet is anything a person eats over the hours in a day) with looking into how many calories each day, while identifying Protein, Carbs, Fats in grams for each category. Not a bad idea to eliminate both Alcohol & Sugar from the diet. Drink WATER, you cannot consume to much of this!!!!!
3. Physical activity is a MUST for everyone. The idea is to balance your movements into something you enjoy participating in, basically the rule is 60 min. a day on most days of the week. Look into measure your heart rate during exercise/physical activity, as this is the best tool for driven results. Find your target heart rate & put your heart in it!!!!
4. Set a goal that is both reasonable and specific (results can be measured). Actually write it down and check daily what have you done to accomplish it.
Get educated on moving smarter, not harder. The idea is to be effective, safe, and results driven. Seek out knowledge on you own through several different mediums. Ask questions to a dietitian, personal trainer, wellness coach, or other fitness professional. Be aggressive with your health and being in the know is a great way to be effective.
5. A base assessment of body fat could be conducted in the beginning, this measurement (NO SCALE for WEIGHT, bad reference point) should give a fat to everything else ratio & that number will decrease over the course of becoming more physically active. This is also the reference point for results for the future. For body weight their is no quick fixes, truly the solution is a lifestyle that supports as much movement as possible. Making daily choices that have positive outcomes will continue the habits necessary to live well.