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Live an active lifestyle

Live an active lifestyle

Common types of exercise

  • Aerobic: Periods of continuous movement such as running or cycling
  • Strength: Focuses on muscle power and building strength such as weightlifting
  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT): Short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by low intensity or rest such as boot camps
  • Balance or stability: Strengthens muscles while improving body coordination such as pilates
  • Flexibility:  Maintains range of motion, prevents injuries and aids in muscle recoveries such as yoga

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Setting goals gives you something to work for and helps keep you motivated to work hard. By setting goals for yourself you give yourself something to focus on. Additionally, goals allow you to measure your progress and see how much you have achieved. It will also help you to keep on track and decide what you really want to achieve in life.

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Create a positive body image
  1. Appreciate everything your body has allowed you to do already in your life
  2. Learn to replace the voices in your head that tell you what you aren’t, with voices that tell you what you are or can be
  3. Think about things you have that you are grateful for
  4. Be more aware and critical of the negative messages in the media or from negative relationships
  5. Keep a list of things you like about yourself and when you feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts about yourself read it
  6. Do something that makes you feel good about yourself
  7. Be kind to yourself and know that you are already doing a great job

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Energy balance is the first key to achieving one's ideal body. It's a way of saying calories in versus calories out. Your body needs a certain amount of calories to maintain its current body weight.

Once you understand energy balance, you might feel less tempted to eat more than you really need.

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How to start a healthy lifestyle

Everything starts for a reason and fitness is no exception to the rule. Unless you have a really good reason to start you won't be able to stay committed and follow through with your resolutions.

The good news is that most of it is mental which means you can actually put a plan of action in place that will remove all the obstacles standing between you and your fitness goals: 

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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is an effort to go back to eating how we’re biologically designed to eat, allowing us to tap into our genetic potential and start living healthier immediately.

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