Maintaining peak physical condition is no longer an uphill battle for those who must juggle work, parenting, and other obligations. It’s time to kickstart your health and fitness programme once again as we enter the third month of 2023.
Easier Than You Think to Achieve Health Goals
While making health a daily priority may sound like a huge undertaking, keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be. Getting started on the path to better health has never been easier than with today’s variety of user-friendly home gym and diet options.
Stacey Holland, a wellness architect, yoga instructor, and gut-health coach, says, “There is no better time than now to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle.” You will thank your future self.”
Garreth Prout, a purchaser of fitness and sporting goods, stresses the importance of baby steps. He says, “Treating health changes like major life adjustments might be intimidating. Since big changes don’t often pan out, we recommend starting small. If you want to keep your motivation up and feel the wonderful effects on your health, start small.
Five Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Health
Increase your consumption of protein and fiber-rich foods such as fresh produce, whole grains, and lean meats like eggs, poultry, and pulses to help you feel full for longer and curb your cravings for unhealthy snacks.
Water is essential to healthy health, so drink plenty of it. It helps with regulating fluid levels, clearing up skin, cutting calories, and keeping muscles working properly.
Buy Good Exercise Gear for Your House
Get rid of the hassle of going to a public gym and enjoy the benefits of a home gym instead. Flexibility, comfort, and more consistent exercise routines are all benefits of an initial investment in high-quality equipment.
Core exercises aren’t limited to crunches and are a great way to strengthen your body all over. They engage your glutes, diaphragm, and pelvic floor. Planks, squats, and deadlifts are all great ways to strengthen your core from different angles.
Don’t neglect cardio! Whether you enjoy it or not, cardio is an effective means of burning fat and reducing weight. Mental well-being, confidence, and brainpower are all boosted as a result. There are a plethora of ways to raise your heart rate, from swimming and group exercise programmes to hiking and kickboxing as well as at-home cardio on a treadmill or stationary cycle.
What Lies Ahead
More and more South Africans have become health and fitness concerned over the past decade, and this has contributed to the industry’s consistent rise. The Business Research Company predicts that the wellness market in South Africa will expand from $3.27 billion in 2020 to $3.61 billion in 2021, proving that the wellness trend is more than a fad.
There may be no quick fix for improving one’s health, but these simple measures can help set the stage for a more robust and joyful 2023. Consistency, perseverance, and making manageable but meaningful changes to your routine are the keys to achieving your fitness goals. I wish you the best of health in the next year.
About The Author:
Jade Nkomo is a seasoned fitness and wellness journalist based in South Africa. With her expertise in physical health and passion for yoga and pilates, Jade translates complex fitness concepts into engaging, relatable content.