Forget resolutions: you can get healthier and fitter anytime. Heck, stop reading this and go touch your toes or head out for a walk. When you finish that you can check out these 20 links to help you with exercising more, weighing less, drinking less, sleeping better or anything else related to fitness and health:
- This is me: When the Last Thing You Want to Do Is Exercise.
- Not all cardio has to kill you: Low-Intensity Cardio Training: What Is It & How Does It Work?
- These are an old collection of links I’ve gathered that are good: Are you in terrible shape? Not so terrible but bad enough shape? Do you need help? Here you go
- This Simple Piece of Equipment Could Elevate Your Workout. Can you guess?
- Especially good for people who can only workout at home: How to get motivated to start exercising at home.
- One home form of exercise you can do: Embrace winter with this 5-minute outdoor yoga practice to connect with the earth and stand tall.
- You will have to go outside for this, though: Sprints.
- Very helpful if you feel stuck: How shifting your expectations about food can help you lose weight.
- 15 Impressive Fitness Goals to Strive for That Aren’t Weight Loss. This is great. For example, stretching and being more flexible.
- I felt this was bogus, and so did many who read it: Mike Pompeo tells The Post how he lost 90 pounds in six months. Glad he got fit, but I think he did that for reasons other than good health, and he lied how he did it.
- If you need a challenge: The 30-Day Well Challenge
- If you are considering your drinking, think of how it affects others: My sobriety is not just mine.
- This is good: Reframe: Drink Less & Thrive 17+
- As is this: Should You Try ‘Mindful Drinking’?
- A good intro to melatonin. It has not worked well for me, but it might for you: Melatonin Isn’t a Sleeping Pill. Here’s How to Use It.
- My Before-Sleep Ritual Is to Treat Myself Like a Baby. I liked that.
- Hey, this is good to know: The Secret to Making Colonoscopy Prep Less awful
- I like the qualifiers here: How to (Try to) Quit (Almost) Anything …
- Interesting: Retiring the Cinderella view of the spinal cord as an intrabodily cognitive extension
- Also good: Health Insider – Workout & Nutrition Blog
It seems ridiculous to say that, but it really is simple (but not easy): eat 2000 calories daily and walk 10000 steps. To see what I mean, read these two articles:
- ‘The Good News About What’s Bad for You’ Junk Food Diet – Bon Appétit | Bon Appetit
- How Fit Can You Get From Just Walking? | GQ
In both of them, the people who lost weight ate about 2000 calories a day. I mean the guy in the first one literally lived on junk food and still lost 11 pounds in a month.In the second one, the people participating walked 10000 steps as well as ate around 2000 calories. The combination will get you fit and keep you in a calorie deficit mode that will cause your body to lose weight.
For more examples of that, see this (Fixing His Diet Helped This Guy Lose 100 Pounds and Get Shredded at 50) and this (Walking For Weight Loss – How to Lose Weight by Walking) and this (Apple Watch, New Year’s resolutions, and losing 50 pounds – 9to5Mac).
Is it easy? For most people, no. Do you have to be disciplined? Yes. Is there ways to go about it that are smarter than others? Certainly.
If you need motivation, read this: You’re ‘Prediabetic’? Join the Club – The New York Times. Why? You might think: I am fine with being overweight. And that’s ok: not everyone looks like a model. But you don’t want to be diabetic if you can help it.
P.S. 2000 calories is a guide. If you are a much smaller person, you might need a smaller number of calories. If you aren’t sure, consult your doctor.
(Photo by Diana Polekhina on Unsplash )
I don’t think highly of lists that supposedly help you to get in shape. I am happy to make an exception for this one: 15 Former Couch Potatoes Share Their Best Tips For Getting In Shape.
It’s not so much a list as it is 15 different stories. Each person has a different approach to getting in shape. What worked for one person may not work for you, but there is a good chance that out of the 15 stories, there will be more than a few new ideas that you can steal and use.
I also liked that it is not a list of advice from people who were athletes or people who were in good shape already. The people on this list were out of shape, and they lost weight and became fit using the sensible approaches they took.
I don’t usually recommend Buzzfeed articles, but this one is a very good exception.
If getting in shape was one of your resolutions for the New Year, this is a good thing for you to read now.
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