5 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You Want To Get Fit
With New Year’s Eve around the corner, a lot of people will be thinking of the sorts of resolutions they are going to make for next year. Along with learning a new language, and traveling the world, getting fit is one of the most popular. When you decide that you want to get fit, you often don’t know where to start, so the internet is your first port of call. Unfortunately, the internet is full of lots of contradictory information about what you should do, which can leave you more clueless than you started off. To make things a little easier, here is a list of five things that you definitely shouldn’t do to get fit.
Set Unrealistic Goals
Having goals is the perfect way to keep you motivated, but if your goals are unattainable, then it’s not going to do you any good at all. Despite the fact that you physically can’t achieve your goals, you’ll still feel bad about yourself for not being able to, which is going to decrease your self-esteem and self-image. This could result in you giving up completely, or worse, binging, which is going to ruin any progress you have made. Setting small goals is much more sensible.
Take Steroids Or Diet Pills
You might want to lose X amount of weight or gain X amount of muscle, but taking pills is not the way to do this. There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t take steroids and diet pills, and some of them are pretty dangerous. Steroids can massively increase your aggression levels, and diet pills can severely dehydrate you and can put stress on your heart. It’s honestly not worth the risk.
If you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle, then you might think that it makes sense to label anything with sugar as bad, and anything green as good. Unfortunately, all of the “bad” stuff is going to be foods that you enjoy, so eliminating them from your diet completely is just going to make you crave them more. You can have “bad” foods, as long as it’s in moderation.
Skipping meals won’t do you any favours, no matter which way you look at it. If you skip a meal, you’re either going to go hungry until your next one, which will make you feel tired, sick, miserable, or you’re going to snack, which eliminates the point. Skipping meals will also slow down your metabolism, and you will start to lose muscle, so there’s really no point.
Purging in any form is an incredibly dangerous thing to do. It can even lead to heart problems and organ failure, among many other health problems. If you are considering urging, or have been purging, then you should speak to a doctor as soon as you can.
Lots of people want to get fit, and that is great, but you don’t need to risk your health to do it, so follow the advice above.