5 Things to Start Doing Now
A lot of people are looking for the secret code or magic potion to look, feel, train or perform better. I’m a firm believer that there is not any of that, and it takes consistent effort and formulating habits that will truly help you achieve your fitness or performance goals.
That is why I am going to reveal my Top 5 Healthy Habits that will give you some leeway to not always be perfect. If you can perform these habits at least 80% of the time you will see huge improvements on your looks and how you feel along with improving your daily performance on the sports, in the field or at work.
Top 5 Healthy Habits
1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night
7-9 hours is ideal
Keep a consistent sleep schedule even on the weekends
Refrain from TV, computer, or cellphone screen time in the dark before sleeping
2. Drink at least half your bodyweight (pounds) in fluid ounces of liquids per day
Stick to water and lower sugar content drinks
You will also achieve proper hydration levels by eating a balanced and varied diet of fruits/vegetables, healthy fats, whole grain carbohydrates and lean sources of protein)
3. Participate in at least 45 minutes of physical activity five days per week
Strength training, jogging, cycling, playing sports, walking, etc.
4. Perform active recovery/regeneration activities at least five days per week
Foam rolling, massage stick, stretching/mobility exercises, yoga, breathing exercises
5. Choose nutrient dense food over calorie dense foods
Nutrient dense foods have a higher percentage of nutrients per calorie
Nutrient dense foods would be fresh fruits and vegetables, high fiber carbohydrates, lean sources of protein. Calorie dense foods would be fried foods, potato chips, bacon, sausage, ice cream, soda, etc.
With these Top 5 Healthy Habits you can start at achieving your goals, but it’s all about consistency.
Remember, “Consistent action creates consistent results.” These habits are just a few that you can adopt to help you achieve your goals. Don’t miss out the many more healthy tips that Athletes’ Training Center has to offer.