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Quick Tips to get Lean & Fit!

Quick Tips to get Lean & Fit!

You are looking to jump-start your postnatal fitness and eager to get back into your old clothes. Or you just want to lose some extra pounds before that tropical vacation. Whatever maybe the motivation, here are some tips that can help you get on track to a fitter you.

  • Make Nutrition a part of it No amount of exercise will help you get lean without a proper diet to go with it. Ditch those fad diets and eat complete wholefoods that nourish and replenish your body. E.g. going on a no-carb diet is not sustainable in the long run and only leads to yo-yo dieting.

  • Rethink your workout – If you are only doing cardio exercises, then it’s time to add some strength training and perhaps even stretching to your routine. Studies show that building lean muscles, increases your resting metabolic rate, causing you to burn more calories, doing your everyday chores.

  • Stay hydrated – Drink at least half your weight in ounces a day. This increases your metabolism as well as ensures that your body doesn’t retain water weight. Studies show that drinking at least 17oz of water a day increases your metabolism by 30% in healthy people

  • Stay Motivated – Join a fitness class or buddy up with a friend to stay motivated. Life has a way of getting in the way, especially for new moms, so having a fitness buddy to keep you accountable and honest is a sure way of staying on track.

  • Get a good night’s sleep – It is essential for the body to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night to ensure proper restoration and hormonal balance. Lack of sleep is also associated with slow metabolic rate, which can cause weight gain  

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