A lot of the time, when we want to begin a health or fitness journey, we think of taking these big, huge, life-changing steps. We imagine ourselves starting to go to the gym every single day, training to run a marathon, or changing our diet around completely. And while these changes will certainly give you benefits, they’re also hard to sustain and difficult to execute. But the good news is that even small changes can make a big difference to your health. Here are a few examples.
People don’t tend to think about alcohol when they think about fitness and health, but the truth is that it can make a big impact on your health and workouts. Even just cutting down your alcohol consumption a little can leave you with much more energy and the ability to commit to healthier habits.
Do you hate running? Does it make you feel like your heart is going to beat out of your chest? Chances are that you’re running too fast for your endurance capacity. Even though it might feel strange, running slower will make you be able to run for much longer and probably allow you to enjoy running more.
Sometimes we can be so focused on working out that we forget to let our bodies recover. Taking the time to rest every so often will allow your body to continue working out in the long run.