If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail: Five Tips for Planning a Healthy Lifestyle

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail: Five Tips for Planning a Healthy Lifestyle - Vitality Fitness - Health and Fitness Calgary

From a better diet to regular exercise, building a healthy lifestyle takes time. It also takes careful planning. Here are a few time management and planning tips you might want to consider.

Don’t Get Discouraged

First off, one of the worst uses of your time when working to achieve better health is to get caught up with self-doubt. Whether you’re hoping to lose weight, increase your stamina, or just eat healthier, changing your lifestyle and your habits is hard work. Everyone experiences a difficulty, so remain patient and confident. It will always pay off.

Pace Yourself

It’s also important to avoid overcompensating. Put yourself in a place of balance by distributing your efforts wisely and understanding both your limitations and your strengths. Rushing into things will have unfortunate consequences. Losing steam, injuring yourself, or relapsing into bad habits will lead to a significant loss of time. Keep it steady!

Have Actionable Goals

Always be aware of what exactly you need to accomplish. What is it about your diet and physical activity that needs changing, and how exactly will you change it? What are your most harmful habits, and what good habits will you replace them with? If you don’t figure these things out in advance, you won’t be using your time wisely.

Consider the Importance of a Buddy

Some people feel they are most efficient when working toward a goal by themselves, but going it alone isn’t always the best idea. Exercising with a friend or friends can be fun and highly motivating. Work together to build a schedule and set goals that you can all follow. If one of you starts to fall off schedule, the other one will be there to keep things on track.

Time-Based Thinking

With both diet and exercise, you should be able to measure most aspects of your plan in how much time it will occupy in your day. Integrate your health and fitness schedule into your life just as though it were work or appointments. This will get you into the swing of things and allow you to set reduced blocks of time for sedentary activities like TV-watching. There’s an overall rhythm to your life, and your health needs to stay on beat!

When it comes to health and fitness, planning is only half the battle. You have to take action too! To learn about our Boot Camp or get other fitness tips, give Vitality Fitness a call at (587) 777-3378 today!



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