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Issues that Spoil Your Fitness Goals

If you feel frustrated that you are never reaching your fitness goals despite the efforts that you have given to it, it’s time to check out if your 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. But when you lose weight through a combination of improved diet, cardio workouts and resistance training, you lose 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.

Exercising too hard

Training too hard is overtraining where your body can no longer keep up with the demands being placed on it. By learning to incorporate strength and balance training, you are on your way to achieving your fitness goal.

Focus only on exercise to lose weight

Most people think that losing weight is just a matter of following an exercise program, such that when they don’t lose weight from this, they give up, to which this mentality is not helping at all, because weight-loss goals must aim 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.

Not being realistic but unrealistic in your fitness 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. The importance of setting a realistic fitness program goal is one that includes 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. In learning to manage your stress, you restore your regular body metabolism and, at the same time, allows for the nervous system work healthily.

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