The secret behind living a good life is health and fitness. It is widely known that living an active lifestyle and eating only healthy foods is a challenge however making healthy choices continuously will lead to a better life. With the start of the new year, you can start fresh and focus on living a healthy life. If you want to fulfill this goal, then you need to have a fitness bucket list so that you do not get sidetracked. Here are some of the goals that should be present on your bucket list.
Reduce your abdomen.
It is important that you reduce the extra weight present on your abdomen because you should have a waist circumference that is healthy. Having more weight on your belly is worse than having extra weight on your thighs and hips. This is because having additional weight on your abdomen only increases the risk of premature cardiovascular death. The fat around the organs in the abdomen release hormones, fatty acids, and inflammatory agents that cause higher triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose.
10,000 steps daily.
Buy a pedometer for yourself and ensure that you take 10,000 steps each day if you want to lead an active and healthy life. To fulfill this goal, you have to make sure that you purchase such a pedometer which is highly accurate. In fact, there are a few pedometers available in the market today which you don’t have to attach to your belt. You can just keep it in either your pocket or your purse, and it will count your steps.
One of the best goals that you can have on your fitness bucket list is to exercise for half an hour on a regular basis. Exercise, in this context, does not only refer to aerobics or fitness intervals. Any form of exercise is acceptable; even shooting hoops as well as yard raking!
Practice the perfect push up.
According to the majority of people, push-ups are the best tool for fitness. If the push-ups are done properly, then staying active will be easy. Doing a push up perfectly entails the use of shoulder muscles, abs, back muscles, triceps, and muscles in the legs and chest.
Give yoga a chance.
With the start of the new year, start doing five sun salutations every morning. Sun salutation is the very core of yoga and contains 12 different poses of yoga. These 12 poses are done traditionally in the early hours of the sun to welcome the sun.
Switch your car with a bike.
As an alternative to driving your car to your workplace each morning, think about swapping your car with a bike while the weather is still pleasant. You will not only save a good amount of money on gas, but you will also be able to burn a few calories.
Skip the deli altogether.
Avoid eating processed food and meats altogether. If this seems impossible to you, then try to cut down on the amount of processed meat that you consume. Processed meats consist of all of such meat that has gone through a chemical process or has been salted such as bacon, pastrami, ham, and salami. Processed foods contain a high amount of calories and are also rich in sodium and fat. Diets that include plenty of processed meats have often been linked to cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and eventually death at an early age. Instead of these processed foods, you can use hummus, salmon, tuna, freshly cooked poultry, and vegetables for your wraps and sandwiches.