13 Benefits of Running That Make You Healthier
Swearing an oath and signing in blood to cut all sugar, train six days per week, and get eight hours of sleep per night starting in January is a pretty noble move.
Instead, start with one habit change and make it moderate and legit. Sleep and water consumption are real foundational habits for better energy, overall health, and gain amplification. Aiming for an extra three hours of sleep per week would mean going to bed half an hour earlier each day.
- Losing body fat: About 2 lbs per week can be considered safe. That means a 12-lb weight loss in six weeks.
- Adding muscle: About 1 lb per month, safely. That means 12 lbs of extra lean muscle in a year.
Moderate habit changes.
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Focus on the long-term vision instead of short-term gratification
Instagram and TikTok have us all drinking the Kool-Aid to some degree. Though we know deep down that these platforms are sometimes riddled with misinformation, the daily promise our news feeds provide us of a certain body type in a short time frame can weigh us down in terms of goal setting.
End every workout on a high note
Keeping good form and technique at the forefront of your fitness goals is incredibly important.
Not only does proper performance mean fewer injuries and better recovery, but it also helps with your mindset. When we get stuck in the rep or max rabbit hole (where we put more weight on the bar and finish the set regardless of form), our mindset also suffers.