5 Rules for a Healthier Life
1. Eat Real Food. Not too much.
Mostly Vegetables.If you hunt and fish, try to get most of your protein from these sources.
If you buy meat from the store, I suggest buying natural, hormone and antibiotic free meats.
When grocery shopping, ask yourself, Can I grow this? and Can I kill this? If the answer is, no, try your hardest to avoid putting it into your cart. Try to focus on the long-term consequences of consuming the food before selecting it.
Following this rule will keep you away from all the processed junk that is out there.
2. Make your Home a Healthy Place.
If you know it isn’t healthy, do not have it in your home. It’s okay to splurge on junk food a couple times per month, but if it isn’t in your house, the inconvenience for you to go out and get it will drastically reduce the number of unhealthy calories you consume.
3. Develop a Support System.
Develop a relationship with an individual or join a group of people that you can talk to about your goals. Having a support system will help keep you honest about your goals and keep you motivated to reach them.
4. Be Active at least 30 Minutes a Day, Seven Days a Week.
Increase your activity if you are having trouble reaching your goals.
5. Create S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Make sure that you make S.M.A.R.T. goals and stick with them. If you’re setting goals that are not realistic, you will most likely fail to reach them and get discouraged. Start small and work your way up.
Find ways to reach your goals that are fun. If you are a social person, find a workout buddy. If you enjoy competition and games, join a recreational sports team. There are many different things you can do to make exercising and eating healthy more fun. Use your imagination!
These rules are very simple, but they are not as easy to follow as they may seem. I suggest gradually implementing these rules into your lifestyle so you stick with them your entire life. I have been a personal trainer for 5 years, and I have owned my own personal training business for 3 of those years. I promise you that if you follow these five rules, you will be successful at reaching your fitness goals. You will become more fit and healthy than you have ever been in your life!