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Nautilus Plus – 3 Tips to Reach Your Health Goals

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For the coming month, stack the odds in your favour when it comes to reaching your fitness goals. Despite good intentions, you know just as well as we do that weight loss and fitness resolutions often take a back seat to routine if we don’t step in early! How can we maximize our chances of success, you ask? Here are 3 essentials!

1. Changing our attitude

Adopt the attitude of an athlete, not that of a couch potato! In other words, quit finding excuses and saying you’ll train tomorrow, stop asking yourself if you really feel like it that day or blaming it on others… and just do it! Your path to success lies in your own hands. Visualize your objectives and look at how your daily routine contributes to helping you achieve or fail at these goals.

Rather than associate training with thoughts like “it’ll be too hot”, “I’ll get out of breath” or “I’ll be sore”, change your mind-set! Consider each workout session as a concrete way to enhance daily living while you get closer to your goals. It’s time you devote to yourself, time off from your hectic schedule, an effective way to reduce anxiety and stress. It’s also an excellent example you set for your kids to instil the importance of being active. It may be helpful to make a list of all the advantages of being fit, of the activities you could do if you were in better shape, of the specific goals you would like to reach, etc. Keep the list handy!

One thing’s for sure, staying in shape requires moving as much as possible, so why not make the process as pleasant as possible by adopting a positive attitude!

2. Keeping track of our calories

The debate over calories is all the rage right now. Although there are other factors to take into account when it comes to weight loss and health, not paying attention to the calories you consume in a day is invariably part of the problem. It is therefore important that you get some basic knowledge on the matter so you can lose weight at a moderate, regular pace.

To lose one pound of body weight per week, a weekly deficit of 3500 calories is necessary, i.e., every day you have to eat 500 calories less than you burn on a daily basis.

If your nutritionist calculates that according to your daily activities, you have to consume 1500 calories per day to lose one pound of body fat per week, you’ll probably think twice before ordering a 500 calories milk shake. Making informed choices along with a few tweaks here and there can go a long way!

3. Daily physical activity

Whether it be training at your gym or staying active outside, it’s important to get moving! Find an activity that you enjoy and stay faithful to your schedule. Autumn is a season where physical activity can be done inside just as easily as it can be done outside, so take advantage of this to reach and maintain a training schedule of at least 3 sessions a week. A good objective to work on for the month of September, if you haven’t already reached it!

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For our month of resolutions, we joined forces with Nautilus Plus to help you reach your health goals. For more information, check out their blog!