Updated: Jan 5, 2021
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body!"
Staying physically fit, especially during this season of being locked down, has been tough for many of us. Whereas most people have enjoyed the gym-life, recent stay-at-home mandates have caused some issues.
In this article, you'll find the best ways to staying physically fit, accompanied by a video that reveals expert advice about staying health during this crisis. You'll find that the tips given will help you tremendously!
5 Easy Steps for Achieving Fitness Success
You should congratulate yourself on taking the steps to get in shape. Unfortunately, many people have given up on getting back into shape during the pandemic. If you're one of those people, be encouraged and know that it's not over yet. Let these following five steps guide you.
Step One: Exercise daily
For some people, this suggestion is a "bad" word. Many people hate working out on a daily basis, and as a result, they just accept being sedentary. This is a huge mistake. Choosing not to workout is never a good idea.
The reason why most people refuse to exercise daily is hugely due to what they perceive as truth. They think over-exerting or killing themselves by running, jogging, etc. is the only way to getting physically fit. This isn't true.
When you adopt the practice of exercising daily, you're choosing to workout moderately for 30 to 60 minutes. If your goal, for example, is to shed a few pounds fast, then, of course, you'll want to do a high-level intensity workout.
Step Two: Eat The Right Foods
No matter how badly you're craving those warm chocolate chips cookies, candy or other sweet-tooth indulgences, do your best to stay away from sweets. Sugar, especially unnatural sugar, will prevent you from getting physically fit. Fruits and vegetables are a better choice.
Although some people may argue the health properties of fruits, especially if you're on a specialized diet, you can never go wrong with going with nature's sweets. Along with fruits, make sure you're adding vegetables like green beans and broccoli as they help the flow of your digestive system.
As part of getting physically fit, make sure you're sticking to lean meats like turkey and chicken. If you get tired of those, it's okay to add seafood to your meal choices as well. These foods are full of protein and healthy nutrients to get the muscles ready for physical exercise.
Step Three: Track Your Caloric and Food Intake
Another part of getting physically fit is to track the amount of calories you're eating each day as it will help you plan out your physical fitness training. Ever wonder why highly physically fit people look more chiseled and defined? That's because they plan out their meals and take in more (healthy) calories than the average person. As you can imagine, if you're looking for that "cut" look, you'll need to incorporate more physical exercise than the amount of calories you intake.
Step Four: Get Plenty of Rest
Even thought many of us are working or running businesses for about eight hours or so a day, a major part of getting physically fit is to get rest. Getting enough sleep is crucial to recharging your body's batteries. Most studies suggest getting getting six to eight hours of sleep to prevent fatigue from happening during the day.
Due to their busy lifestyles, some people can't get the recommended about of sleep, so, as a result, they take micro-naps during the day. You have to do what's best for your lifestyle and your body.
Step Five: Stay Motivated
Getting motivated (and staying motivated) is crucial to getting physically fit. Looking at the current climate, it's easy to get relaxed or become a couch potato. Sometimes, it's just darn right difficult to keep a positive mindset.
This is why you must look deep within yourself and ask how important is being physically fit is to you. And once you've identified how important this goal is, start imagining yourself already reaching it. What do you look like? How do you feel? You must live as the person mentally to ensure you become this person physically. Makes sense? Now, go out there and make it happen.
If you're struggling with achieving the level of physical fitness you desire, I strong recommend you check out this military vet's powerful system. People are dropping 47 pounds by following a simple daily ritual. It's been instrumental in helping thousands of people with getting in and staying physically fit.
Ellard Thomas is the founder of Power and Success Ministries--an organization devoted to helping people with overcoming obstacles and achieving the life they want and deserve. If you're struggling with getting the results you want in your life, you may visit us here or follow us on Facebook.