The secrets of fit people
by Emma from Pilates Wellness Australia
 

So you may think that some people are just blessed with the exercise gene, however this really couldn’t be further from the truth. What is true however is the level of understanding fit people have around the importance of exercise to their health and overall emotional wellbeing.

 So what is it that separates fit people from the rest?

They make exercise a habit

Fit people know that regular exercise makes them more productive and improves there overall energy. They may not always want to exercise however they make exercise habits and routines; this means that they are far less likely to skip a workout.

They know that something is better then nothing

Often we make the mistake of thinking if we don’t have enough time for a full hour workout that we just shouldn’t bother. Fit people know that a short 20-minute walk can still have positive health benefits such as improving cardiovascular health. Really time poor even a 7 minute high intensity interval training can be enough to provide you with health benefits.

Sleep is king

Fit people know that in order to keep up an active lifestyle they need to provide their bodies the ability to repair and restore. So thy go to bed early enough to ensure that they get 7-8 hours of sleep per night. This allows there bodies and minds to get the rest they need to be firing on all cylinders.

They practice the 80/20 Rule

Fit people follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to food as they know that they need to provide the right kind of food for their body to operate to their maximal potential. This means that 20% of the time they also enjoy life and certain foods that are considered bad, without beating themselves up over it.

Healthy is a lifestyle choice

Fit people know that there is no short term fix or pill that they can take to improve their health, so they commit to it as a lifestyle approach. This means that they aren’t interested in short term fixes such as juice fasting to lose a couple of kilos, they are in it for the long haul and willing to take the time to get the results.