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August 10, 2021

How To Start Your Fitness Journey Immediately

Posted In: Fitness & Wellness

When is the best time to start a fitness regimen? You can start your fitness journey immediately. In fact, it’s the best way to do it. While I believe that at Prime Fitness in Totowa, New Jersey, can provide you with exceptional guidance that can help you get fit faster, you don’t have to wait until you come in to start. You can begin in small ways right now.

Fitness is all about lifestyle.

Let’s discuss what getting fit isn’t about. It isn’t eating a salad one day and junk food the next. It isn’t about shooting hoops with the guys on weekends and living a sedentary lifestyle the rest of the week. It’s about making decisions, large and small, that lead you to a healthier lifestyle. There’s no magic pill or perfect workout, but consistent effort to eat healthier, get more exercise and make the lifestyle changes for a healthier you.

Start by cutting out added sugar.

If you want to eat healthier, just making two changes can be significant, such as cutting out foods with added sugar and eliminating highly processed food, such as food made with refined flour or processed meat. For some people, that wipes out their entire diet. Find a way to substitute whole foods for junk foods with extra sugar. It can be as simple as eating an apple instead of a candy bar. Read labels and opt for those with fewer ingredients, such as choosing natural peanut butter that contains only peanuts over one that has added sugar and a list of ingredients that could be in a chemistry lab.

Move more.

You don’t have to start with a formal program of exercise immediately, just move more. If you have a desk job, get up and walk around for five minutes every hour. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do jumping jacks during television commercials or stretches. You can even save money by subscribing to streaming options that include commercials, so you can binge watch and still get exercise.

  • Getting adequate sleep is important to your health. Get seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. Make sure the bedroom is dark and you don’t have electronic devises like TVs to disturb it.
  • Stretch every morning before you get out of bed. Stretch every inch of your body and when your feet hit the floor, reach for the sky and then bend over gradually bending as far as you can.
  • Make sure you get adequate hydration. While the amount of water you need varies by temperature, body weight and activity level, it’s approximately eight 8-oz servings a day. Keep a bottle of water with you and sip on it throughout the day.
  • Make the time to start a formal program of exercise. At Prime Fitness we can help you achieve your goals faster and in a safer manner. You’ll look better and feel years younger quicker with our professional help.

For more information, contact us today at Prime Fitness Studio