Monday, November 15, 2010

Ways to Stay Healthy and Fit

Health and fitness may be difficult to maintain but it is still possible to keep yourself healthy and fit. You can change the way you live and get rid of those unhealthy habits; if you will have self-discipline and full commitment to what you’re doing.

Here are some of the important things to consider if you really want a major transformation of your life and well-being.

Personal Commitment

A Japanese proverb says, “Beginning is easy, continuing is hard.” For most people, it is true. It is hard for someone to pursue a goal if he himself is not committed on what he’s into. Many people, who start eating healthy or quit smoking and other vices, but cannot help it and turn back to their old ways. A personal commitment to your goal is required to realize what you want. All you need to do is to commit yourself with this lifestyle transformation you want to achieve. Treat this as a challenge or a goal you want to achieve.

Support System

Changing old habits, whether foregoing a bad diet or quitting a vice, is difficult especially if you do not have someone to back you up. If you have someone who will encourage you and motivate you, you may find achieving your goals easy and manageable. That is why diet programs, quitting alcoholism, and smoking campaigns have support system programs within their organization. If possible ask your friend to quit smoking or drinking too so you will have somebody to work with along the process. Have someone to cheer you up and check whether you are keeping your commitment.

Stay Away from Temptations

With enough will power to resist temptations, your goal for change will be as smooth and effortless as possible. It is important to control yourself from temptations to keep your goal in the right directions. However, this is not easy to do. There will come many times when you will be tested if you are serious with your goal. Others fail to resist and go back to their old habits once, then twice, and then thrice until they completely get out off track with their aim. To avoid such failure, you should stay away from temptations. Live with good influences around you and avoid places where you might encounter such temptations.


Have a constant reminder so you will be used to it after a long time. With repetitive actions, your body system will be accustomed with these changes. You may have someone you trust and respect to remind you always of what to eat, what to do, and what to avoid. He or she can be your partner, your parent, your child or your most trusted friend. Do not get tired of being constantly reminded, it is for your own good.

“We dream and achieve our goals with someone and for someone.”

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