8 Fitness habits to adopt before you turn 30

Life is all about exploring, enjoying and sharing. But I truly believe a healthy lifestyle plays a very important role in one’s happiness. It’s always good to start early, if your in your 20’s and care about your fitness and health this article is for you! Keep scrolling! 

1. STRENGTH TRAINING 

Strength training is not just for body Buliders,  It is believed to benefit people of all ages and may be particularly important for people with health issues such as arthritis or a heart condition. It can improve your balance, strengthen your bones, help you lose weight and makes you look and feel better. 

2. DRINK MORE WATER 

The biggest tip you could get from any nutritionist is to drink plenty of water. It aids in weight loss, helps in better digestion, flushes out toxins, keeps your your hair, skin and nails pretty!  Remember ‘water is life’ sip on more H2O for a healthier life. 

3. EXPLORE

If you’ve been gyming from a while your body is use to the effort, switch things up, try Pilates or yoga for a change. This way you will be pushing your body differently and ultimately getting good results. 

4. DONT UNDERESTIMATE THE REST DAY : It feels good to workout 7 days a week right? Your body (muscles) need rest to grow and repair, if your constantly working out how is it suppose to do its work? Your body deserve a day off every week to function effectively. Enjoy the day with family/friends! 

5. BE A LEARNER : 

The key to circuit training and weight lifting is that you have to use proper form – otherwise you risk injuring yourself at worst, or not getting much out of your workout at best. Atleast once a while invest in a personal trainer. Many gym offers complimentary fitness classes, be the 1st one to join in and ask as many doubts you have! 

6. REFUEL ON POST-WORKOUT

Your body needs carbs and protein right after a workout, The carbs help give you energy, while the protein helps repair torn and stretched muscles. Best type of food post workout include – protein shakes, low-fat chocolate milk, eggs, Quinoa, banana, dried fruit and nuts, orange juice, blueberries, pineapple, sweet potatoes and salmon. 

7. STRETCH BEFORE AND AFTER YOU EXERCISE : 

This is commonly ignored but equally important. Stretching helps in reducing muscle soreness, increases blood circulation,  improves flexibility which increases your range of motion, reduces chances of injury. Even a short 10min before and after stretching can act wonders on your body! 

8. CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY

Surround yourself with like minded people with similar fitness goals, this way you won’t find yourself feeling guilty in a pizza parlour and you’ll be more motivated. Bonus-workout time will be more enjoyable. 

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