10 Simple Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Get Healthier
Don’t worry if you hit a bump in the road toward your fitness goals. It happens. You’re human, and life happens every now and again. The important thing is that you pick yourself back up, start over, and keep moving forward. Click through the slide show above to learn more.
1. Start Each Day With a Protein-Rich Breakfast
Sure, filling up a bucket with cereal and skim milk is an easy way to get a big breakfast down, but it’s not exactly a nutritional strategy that’s going to help you build a killer physique. Eating a breakfast that contains protein (along with healthy fats) is a great way to ensure you’re starting your day off right, and has been proven to increase long-term satiety. There is much less of a chance that you’ll engage in binge eating later in the day.
2. Knock Out an Hour of Intervals Per Week
We get it. You like crushing big weight. Trust us, we’d be the last ones to tell you to trade in your powerlifting belt for a pair of running shoes. But adding in some high-intensity intervals on the treadmill, rowing machine, or bike can really help with your body composition by incinerating fat and revealing some of that hard-earned muscle definition.
Try shooting for three 20-minute interval sessions per week. That extra hour may just help get you the body you’re looking for.
3. Do Some Late-Night Visualizations
Your body isn’t the only thing that responds to training; your mind is just as powerful. Taking some time to visualize your success, whether in the gym, in the classroom, or on the playing field will actually result in you being more successful in those arenas.
So take 10 minutes before you go to bed to clear your mind and picture yourself deadlifting 600 pounds or acing that presentation at work. Make sure you really set the scene, and go through every step as if it’s actually happening in real-time in your mind. It’s a great way to help make those goals a reality.