The Ultimate Guide to Wellness

Issues that Spoil 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

If you’re after body fat reduction, at least 70% of your fitness process rests on your diet and cardio exercise activity, while the other 30% involves adding lean muscle mass to your body frame; so, this means that you have to be ultra efficient in burning calories. You might think that to build muscle mass is all about having just a diet on protein shake, but this just leads to a stomach break down, which is counterproductive. Pay attention to the quality of your nutrition and eat healthier, if your goal is weight loss, since when you lose weight solely through dieting, the weight you lose will be predominantly muscle. 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

Your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it if you’re training too hard, which is actually leading to overtraining. But learning to incorporate strength and balance training is a key part in achieving your health and wellness goal.

Associating weight loss to exercise

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.

Setting unrealistic goals

Most people set up unrealistic goals or most probably have the wrong perception of what a fitness program is and can’t keep up with it because they’re not fully aware of the reality of a fitness program. It is, therefore, important to set goals that respect your health history, current lifestyle, age, gender and genetic makeup.

Stress factor

Stress may be a part of life, but if you don’t do anything about it, it can do 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. You not only restore your body metabolism, but also revive your nervous system on a healthy function, when you learn how to manage stress.