Health goals can mean different things to different people; therefore, no universal plan can be devised for achieving results without personalization. However, if you have been struggling for years with your resolutions to become fitter and healthier, setting smaller, more achievable health goals can certainly help. Next, we will discuss three of the easiest and most effective health goals that almost anyone can personalize with only the most minimum of outside.
Goal 1: Seek Dietary Guidance to Achieve Your Health & Fitness Goals Faster
Seek professional guidance for your exercise charts and diet charts, especially since it’s not as difficult or as expensive as it used to be earlier. A few online consultations should be enough to get you started on both accounts. However, do remember that dietary consultation is far more important for the average person to meet their health goals than the guidance of a fitness trainer.
A fitness trainer will almost inevitably require you to do things their way because that’s how it works. On the other hand, a dietician simply works with your present exercise routine and lifestyle habits, whatever those may be at that time. They may still provide you with a bunch of helpful suggestions though.
Goal 2: Practicing Portion Control
Portion control is an essential technique used by everyone from casual fitness enthusiasts to professional athletes for meeting their daily nutritional goals with pinpoint perfection, and reducing their calorie intake for weight loss, without losing out on the essential nutrients.
Portion control allows us to gain complete control over every meal, as well as the sum of nutrients and calories we intake from all meals in a single day. However, it’s very difficult, if not impossible to practice portion control without the following to guide you:
- A personalized diet plan
- Basic cooking skills
- Meal-prep containers
A personalized diet plan will guide you regarding exactly how much of what you need to eat and for how long, in respect to your present exercise routine. Using meal prep containers is important because you will be able to pre-portion the whole day’s food in separate, adequately portioned quantities for each meal.
Fulfilling health goals with portion control becomes a lot easier and faster when your meals are already pre-portioned, separated, and ready to cook in accordance with your personalized diet. If you are not particularly confident about your cooking, do not worry, the best part about healthy food is that most of them are very easy to cook.
Goal 3: Start and Continue with an Exercise Routine that You Like
The issue with gyms and regular fitness training regimens is that they can prove to be too hard, too time-consuming, or too tiring for someone who is not particularly used to exercising regularly. This is why gyms have such a high dropout rate. The good news is that there is a way to work around it and make your fitness dreams more achievable.
Choose a form of exercise which you find appealing. Unless you have very specific body shaping goals, the form of exercise does not matter anywhere as much as your willingness to continue with it. Anything from dancing, to aerobics, running, swimming, cycling, powerwalking, MMA classes, cross-fit or even classic resistance training will do fine, as long as you enjoy it enough to continue.
If you’re into cycling, tracking your rides using power meter pedals is one way you can level up your workout. These gadgets accurately measure your power output on the bike, allowing you to monitor your progress and add structure to your training routine. Plus, it’ll help keep you motivated when you see improvements in your performance.
These are truly the only three rules you need to make your fitness goals more achievable and see positive results from your efforts. Continuity, preparation, and satisfaction are the three corner stones of building any healthy lifestyle routine, irrespective of what your goals might be.