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Fitness goals for first timers

Fitness goalsThese days, a number of people want to get fit and lead a healthy lifestyle. But how many actually do it? People start their exercise routine, but only managed to follow it for a week or so. As the weeks pass by, they tend to get lethargic and stop following the schedule. Quite often people tend to lose interest in exercise. These people often lack the motivation to keep themselves fit. If you’re one of them, the best way to keep yourself motivated is by setting a goal and working towards achieving it. Here is the list of possible goals: 

Run a half or a full marathon: If you are new to running, then you should go in for a half-marathon and test yourself. If you want to improve even further, then a full-marathon would be a good option as it will be a good test of your strength and endurance. Having a clear cut goal will give a new meaning to your workout. It will also ensure that you train on a regular basis and for a longer period of time. 

Push-ups: If you are looking to increase your arm and upper body strength, then start doing push-ups. It is the perfect upper body exercise to increase your muscular endurance. 

Reduce your waist size: Many people set their fitness goals around weight loss. Instead they should aim to reduce their waist size by a few inches. As far as health stats are concerned, it is the best way to know how healthy you are. Waist circumference and hip-to-waist ratio are very important as both of them are directly linked to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Fitness goals

No processed foods: If you are trying to lose weight, then there will be a lot of urge to eat food that is high in calories. Processed food is one of the major reasons why a lot of people these days suffer from obesity. It also increases the chances of diabetes. You can start by not eating processed food at all for a week and you will definitely see the difference. 

Vegetables and fruits: Include vegetables and fruits in your daily diet. This will lower the chances of any kind of health issues as they are rich in nutrients and especially fibre.

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