The Beginner’s Guide to Health

Things that Can Upset Your Fitness Goals

There is nothing worse than working hard to reach your health and wellness goals and still not succeeding in it; so, consider whether you are making one of these common health mistakes.

Following the wrong diet plan

To be able to reduce your body fat, you have to devote 70% of your fitness program on your diet and cardio exercise activity and 30% must be directed to adding lean muscle mass to your body frame, which means that if you have to attain these percentages, you have to be extra efficient in burning calories. Focusing your diet program more on protein intake to build muscle mass becomes counterproductive when you experience a chronic stomach upset. When you lose weight solely through dieting, the weight you lose will be predominantly muscle, therefore, pay attention to the quality of your nutrition and eat healthier, if your goal is weight loss. The ideal fitness program to lose weight is a combination of improved diet, cardio workouts and resistance training, this contributes to losing proportionally more fat and gain muscle, which means that you don’t simply lose weight on the scale, you change your body’s shape and composition.

Prioritizing the wrong training exercise program

Training too hard is overtraining where your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it. A key part to achieve your health and wellness goal is to learn to incorporate strength and balance training.

Focus only on exercise to lose weight

It is wrong mentality to be simply doing exercises for the purpose of losing weight, which will not help at all, since the ideal weight-loss goals include aiming to have more energy through the right foods, sleeping better, improving your bone density, getting the right mood, increasing strength and a balance exercise program.

Having the wrong fitness concept

When people are not fully aware of the reality of a fitness program, they’ll likely establish unrealistic goals or have the wrong perception of what a fitness program is, and with that, their weight-loss goals fail. The reality of a well-meaning fitness program encompasses a healthy, weight-loss goal that respects your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.

Stress as messing up with your fitness program

Stress, if not controlled, can cause more harm on you, such as a biological effect of increasing the heart rate, breath rate, and blood pressure, while all other body systems, such as digestion, immune response and detoxification, slow down and your body will hold onto fat to energize you back. Knowing that stress can happen anytime, learn how to manage it for health reasons, such as restoring your body metabolism on its regular pace and, at the same time, putting back your nervous system on a healthy function.