Research shows it take 21 days to make or break a habit…As we near the 21 days following the start of the new year, we’re here to help you keep your fitness goals on track with advice from Ulrick Bien-Aime, personal trainer and studio owner of Bien-Aime Strength & Stretch. Follow his advice to make healthy living a habit in 2018.
Start with obtainable goals: Start with 10 minutes of exercise per session if you haven't done anything prior. Increase every session by two minutes until you’re averaging at least 45 minutes of exercise.
Use the FITT method: Increase Frequency, Intensity, Type and Time of exercises.
Work closely with your personal trainer to asses and prescribe your exercise regimen.
Keep a workout outfit in your car.
Stand every 30 minutes to stretch or walk.
Wake up and go to sleep doing breathing exercises.
Every morning look in the mirror to be thankful you’re still alive and reward yourself by doing something healthy.
Eat 1-2 more pieces of a fruit or vegetable daily.
Decrease alcohol consumption by half a glass from your normal consumption.
Keep fruit and vegetables at your desk and in your car so you’re less tempted to snack on unhealthy options throughout the day.
Don't skip breakfast.
Bring your lunch to work at least three days a week.