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10 Tricks for Keeping yourself on the right track

Be Realistic with Health and fitness
The need to shed pounds, look great and get in shape, can easily keep guys in craze of exercise. Having to pay big bucks for over-priced equipment just to watch it collect dust when you run out of motivation is all too common.
The Fix- don’t set unrealistic goals and unreachable targets.

Be Honest

Take an honest look at yourself and how active you really are. No one wants to admit that the closest they get to working out is watching the dog chase its tail. Be honest with what you actually do now.

Make Small Changes

Even the smallest of changes will add up. You won’t see overnight results, but in time, if you are honest with yourself and you put in an honest effort, you will see changes. Start small. Maybe do 10 lunges while watching TV. Walk around the neighborhood after dinner. Small adds up.

Make fitness and exercise a part of your normal routine. Instead of taking the elevator, take the stairs. Instead of parking as close as possible, park as far away as possible. Take a break at work and do 10 pushups or 10 jumping jacks. In the end, it all adds up. Still feel like you must spend money on something? buy a pedometer to track your progress. 10,000 steps a day is the minimum amount a person should walk a day. Check your ‘normal’ amount of steps, then challenge yourself to walk more every day.

Get other People involved.
Get someone to workout with you. Take your dog for extra walks. Have a partner or spouse? Try couples yoga. Go bike riding as a family. Just Move! Get a pedometer for everyone in your house and make it a competition.

Forget about your mother telling you to sit still- Fidget. Wiggle, bounce in your set, be-bop to music at your desk just move. People who wiggle, fidget or just plain don’t sit still are constantly burning calories. If you sit still guess how many calories you burn? None- Zero- Zilch.

Move More
Yes, you could sit down for your entire lunch break, or you could move. Many men say they don’t do anything because they are tired. Moving more, fixes this. The more you move, the better you feel, which leads you to wanting to move even more.
Easy. It may take a little effort to begin with but all you need to do is start.

Make it Fun
Less active individuals usually see conventional exercising boring and with little purpose. Fix this by connecting motion with a positive end result. Like maybe a game of football with friends or a walk through a park.

Have a break
This means a workout break. It could be a good way of trying out fresh strategies and may help kick-start physical fitness or simply rejuvenate you.

Put the Donut down!
Avoid using increased exercise as an excuse to load up on junk food or to overeat. You aren’t going to waste away, just because you are working out doesn’t mean you need to eat more. However you should drink more water or fruit juice NOT more coffee or soda, eat more fruit and vegetable, experiment with good foods you may have previously overlooked or never even thought about. It’s not hard or complex and it will support all your other efforts.

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