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Stay Lean, Healthy and Fit for the rest of 2016

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Staying fit should always be a priority, especially if you want to live a healthy life. However, fitness goes far beyond just exercising. Here’s what you need to know.

Exercising and eating healthy goes hand in hand. There is no shortcut to having a healthy body—you have to exert effort in doing so and that includes making healthy eating choices every single day.

Crash diets aren’t going to do the work for you. Burning calories takes more than just skipping meals or ditching your carbs.

To help out, here are some tips to have a lean, healthy and fit body all year round:

  1. Set Small Goals

Create a list of milestones throughout the year that will drive you to lose weight. If you have plans of having a hiking trip with your friends, you might want to get your body ready for it.

Do you have an important event you’re looking forward to attend to this year?

Whatever the occasion is, these events or special milestones will keep you motivated to have a healthy and fit body. Besides, being in great shape at all times should be enough reason for you to switch to a healthier lifestyle.

  1. Change Habits; Don’t Diet

Most people assume that taking on a different diet will help them lose weight quickly. Though it may be effective for some, these crash diets only go so far when it comes to keeping your body in shape all year round. You might end up eating more after being on a diet since you stopped yourself from eating food for a period of time.

Instead of taking on the latest food-fad headlines, why not change your eating habits completely to see significant changes in your body?  You’ll be surprised how much your body can change if you start on developing healthy eating habits.

Eat more fruits and vegetables instead of the usual rice or noodle combination. Get rid of junk food and snacks at home. Instead, find time to make simple yet healthy snacks to help keep you away from the chips and soft drinks.

  1. Exercise

This is probably the hardest activity when it comes to losing weight and keeping your body in great shape. However, cutting corners will not do the job if you want to be healthy inside and out. You have to convince yourself that exercise is not only good for your body, but it is an effective way to have a positive outlook on life.

Get started today.  Stop procrastinating.  Sweat it out. If you are not comfortable in hitting the gym, why not try walking for at least 30 minutes a day? Remember that having regular and moderate exercise is better than none.

  1. Push Yourself

Switching to a healthier lifestyle is difficult. Know that there will be a time where you just want to lay in bed and watch Netflix all day during your day off. However, you shouldn’t be tempted to ditch your exercise routine no matter what.

Having self-discipline is important in order to challenge yourself every day. Stop letting time fly away without doing your usual aerobic exercise. Get yourself out there, sweat it all out and you’ll thank yourself right after. Push yourself harder day after day to reap the benefits of exercise in the long run.

  1. Get Active

Exercising isn’t the only way for you to be active. You can still burn calories while you’re stuck at home by doing some housework and errands. Taking your dog for a walk is also a great way of exercise than not doing anything.

When in the office, try to take the stairs instead of the usual elevator. It will keep you pumped up daily, giving your body the exercise it needs without you knowing it.

Being healthy, lean and fit requires a lot of dedication. Instead of spending the year chasing after new diet fads, make your move and bid your unhealthy body goodbye for good.

Join Active Ager Asia, a membership community to help you keep healthy and stay fit. Members can sync their Fitbit or Jawbone or preferred mobile pedometer app with the system, get educational articles from the Active Age and enjoy privileges. Through the portal, members are encouraged to keep good health by walking to earn incentives. More information at Active Ager Asia.



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