If you are looking to shed those pounds you put on during the summer from beer garden trips and family barbecues, now is the ideal time to start before you get to Christmas and the whole cycle starts again. When it comes to staying healthy throughout the year and maintaining good habits, one of the most important things you can do is add things into your routine and make them into habits. Here are some of the surprising ways you can stay fit and healthy this winter.
Cut down on drinking
Drinking is either something you do once in a blue moon, or it is something you do every weekend with your friends at the bar. Drinking is a habit which can be easy to get carried away with, but the main issue is the fact that it is full of sugar and empty calories. If you are struggling to quit drinking, try a sober living program and try to quit alcohol for a few months. You will see some big results in your body because the sugar you consume will reduce immensely.
Exercise in the morning
If you drag yourself out of bed each morning, even when you are half asleep and do your workout right away, you won’t have to think about working out for the rest of the day. Working out first thing in the morning can be a great fasted workout and it will give you energy ready for the day. By doing it at the same time each day you will also form a good habit and it will help to keep your body to your goals.
Drink lots of water
Water is the most important and vital thing you should consume each day, and you need to make sure that you are drinking enough of it each and every day. Water cleanses the body and lubricates our cells to keep us happy and healthy through our lives. We need to drink 2-3 liters of clean drinking water a day for a healthy body, and often when we think we are hungry it is actually thirst. By keeping hydrated your appetite will be lower and therefore you won’t splurge on snacks.
Workout with your partner
Working out can be a big chore, and most of us would rather stay on the sofa than get up and do exercise each day. But if you make it a tradition with your partner to workout together, it can be a really great way for you to bond and also motivate each other to achieve your goals. You’ll be much more likely to succeed if you have someone there pushing you.
Eat little and often
Eating massive meals might seem like a good idea at the time but it can be a bad thing for your body long term. Eating little and often is a better way to keep our metabolism running all day long and it will allow us to stick to our goals and shed the pounds we want. Make sure to always carry fruit or nuts with you when you are out of the house so you always have snacks to eat during the day.