With nearly two-thirds of the population across the country overweight, it is admirable that so many devote their time at the start of each year to getting healthier.
The problem is, few people stick to that resolution and even fewer effectively meet that goal.
Exercise is a vital part of human life. It keeps our mind and body sharp, and ready to meet the challenges everyday life presents. However, exercising is not easy to keep up with or attain results from for a lot of people.
For those determined to work out consistently and achieve results, missing those goals (be they weight, strength, or cardio goals) takes air out of the balloon.
There are ways to breathe new life into every workout routine however, and with just a few simple tips it will be easy to get back on track to a healthier lifestyle in no time.
These seven tips can help us supercharge our workouts to help achieve maximum results and allow us to feel good about ourselves again.
1. Get 7-8 Hours of Sleep Minimum
Imagine how difficult it is to stay focused and alert at work when you haven’t gotten enough sleep.
Now, imagine how difficult it is to even find the energy to hit the gym when you aren’t getting enough sleep.
When we don’t get enough sleep our minds struggle to focus, it becomes difficult to find the motivation to hit the gym, and the long term drive to set and achieve goals (necessary for a successful regimen) is diminished.
Study after study has revealed the importance of sleep in keeping the mind and body sharp. When we sleep our body has time to recover from the stresses of the day and rebuild muscle following workouts. Of equal importance, when the mind is sharp and full of energy we don’t take shortcuts in a workout that could lead to injury.
If the rest of life’s obligations get in the way, don’t force yourself to work out on less sleep. Wait until you can get an optimum amount of sleep and hit the ground running the next day in the gym.