We all know that these people – those who seem to never have to even try to stay in shape.
Those who get up early on a Saturday morning to work with a smile on his face, and then finish with a cookie (or two) later that day – without obsessing about calories or appear to put a single pound.
And while it may seem that all you have good genes, they know it or not, natural fit people have constructed a series of habits in recent years that have allowed them to stay in shape without putting in a lot of effort.
Here are 5 things that people do natural fit differently:
1. They really enjoy staying active
If you’re one of those people who fear every minute of your next workout, it’s time to find a different approach to exercise.
Since most of the time, fit people find a way to really enjoy – and even expect – your workouts.
And while it may not always mean they are happy to do 100 Burpees on a given day, it means they like the feeling of being fit and value than his desire to sit on the couch.
If you really afraid of the exercise, the problem may be in your workout, not you. Everyone likes to do different things – I used to hate exercise when I thought running was the only way to stay fit, but since I discovered the HIIT workout, I just take a day off from my workouts (because I really enjoy them!) .
2. They do not diet.
Have you ever met someone in very good condition constantly trying every new fad diet?
Yeah, me neither.
Because for the most part, fit people do diet – make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle.
Ultimately, the key to staying fit and eating healthy is learning to listen to your body. What makes you feel good and keeps you feeling full and energized throughout the day?
Learn how to answer these questions for yourself, and you will soon be on the way to embrace healthy eating as a lifestyle – not after every new diet that comes along.
3. They spend time with others in shape.
You know that saying, “you are what you eat?” Well, you are who eats (and socialize with) too.
Just think about it: if all your friends are constantly eating fast food and choice of sedentary activities rather than active, what do you think you gonna do? Probably eating junk and sitting all day too.
On the other hand, if your friends are healthy cooking, and enjoy doing active things like going for bike rides or play tennis for fun, you’re probably going to join and be more active as a result.
This may be difficult at first if you have old friends with unhealthy habits, but you can try to encourage them to be very healthy with small changes in their usual activities – and you can always try to meet some new, more active friends health of mind as well.
4. They prioritize their dream.
If you still think being fit is just about doing exercise frequently, you need to think again. Because one of the best things people do to stay fit healthy and fit not based on practical exercises at all – is getting enough sleep.
Not only dream to give you the energy you need to work consistently, but also helps regulate metabolism, muscle repair, and enhance sport performance. Try to get at least 7-8 hours a night.
5. They try not to be “perfect”.
Sure, there’s that rare person who denies even one bite of dessert to stay slim and actually seems fine with it. But most of us have to reward ourselves with a treat sometimes to keep our sanity.
Give yourself permission to enjoy your favorite food from time to time – whether something as simple as a latte or even a chocolate chip cookie – will ensure that does not feel bitter about her healthy diet (then go crazy and drunk in all the things you feel you are losing).
The same goes for your workouts – if you can say that your body is asking for a day off, even if you had not planned to take one, give yourself the rest of your body needs, and refuse to feel guilty about it.
Seek balance in both their eating habits and workouts, and be a happier and fitter healthier as a result.