7 Little Known Fitness Hacks That Will Change Your Life

7 Little Known Fitness Hacks That Will Change Your Life

There is so much to learn about workout properly, it can be as confusing as you want to make it. However, there are some simple tips, tricks and hacks that anyone can do to make working out easier and more effective. Below are some simple fitness hacks that you can incorporate today to take your fitness to a higher level.

Eat more meals

Note I am not saying eat more food.  Break your meals into smaller portions and eat more frequently. Ideally you should eat a meal every 3 hours. Doing this will keep your blood sugar levels in check, keep your appetite under control so your less likely to binge on an unhealthy snack and increase your metabolism.

Tell the world

Tell the world, or at least your world, that you have a goal to lose weight, gain muscle, or even finish a 5k. Most people are willing to let themselves down before their friends and family. Whatever your goal is, telling your friends and family will keep you accountable to them and not yourself. Social networking websites are a great medium for announcing your goals.

The “new exercise” rule

Too often I see people in the gym doing the exact same exercises day after day. Your body has an amazing ability to adapt, and exercising is no exception. Over time, doing the same exercises over and over will decrease the effectiveness of your workouts. Make it a goal that every Sunday night you will search the internet for one new exercise you want to do at least 3 times during the upcoming week. Not only will this new exercise be a learning experience, it will take your fitness to a higher level.

Workout with a friend

Fact: working out with someone will make you less likely to skip a workout and more likely to complete a workout. So grab a buddy at a similar fitness level to you and be amazed at how far you push yourself.

Reward yourself

This hack is especially useful for someone who can never seem to workout consistently. One of the biggest problems newbies have is they quit because they don’t have an end goal, or their goal is too long term. Make a short term goal, just a month or two, and if you complete your goal, say lose 7 pounds, reward yourself with new workout clothes. Having a short-term goal and a reward will make you more likely to finish what you started.

Exercise to Fast Music

A recent study concluded exercising to fast paced songs made people exercise harder and longer. So load your phone up with fast paced heart thumping music before you exercise to increase the effectiveness of your workout.

Active Work Meetings- Why does a day at work have to involve sitting at a desk 8 hours a day? A recent study concluded sitting is deadly, literally. Schedule an active work meeting. Instead of sitting at a conference table with others, burn some calories and take a walk around the building.

 

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This article was authored by Sergeant Michael Volkin, inventor of Weight Loss Stack 52 and Strength Stack 52 weight loss and fitness cards

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11 Replies to "7 Little Known Fitness Hacks That Will Change Your Life"

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    Deborah
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    July 18, 2014 (8:50 am)

    I’ve been eating 5 or 6 small meals a day for the past few years and it has made such a difference for me. Too many women restrict their calories and it ends up having the opposite effect.
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    Cassie
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    July 18, 2014 (9:16 am)

    I’m all about announcing my goals on social media LOL- even if no one else really cares I feel like they are holding me accountable!
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    jill conyers
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    July 18, 2014 (9:26 am)

    I do them all! Except for active work meetings 🙂
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    Lydz
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    July 18, 2014 (1:38 pm)

    Awesome tips I agree with them all especially eating more frequently. From experience whenever I go several hours without eating I end up binging on the wrong foods most of the times but whenever I do a meal or snack every couple of hours I end up eating the healthier options.

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      Diatta
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      July 18, 2014 (1:50 pm)

      Lydz me too. I should not and can not go too long without eating because it isn’t good when I do.

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    Markita
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    July 19, 2014 (11:19 am)

    I love active thinking sessions when I’m at the office…I try to not to do too much thinking at my desk and choose to take a walk instead…it helps me think better and keeps me active.
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    Barbara July 19, 2014 (6:45 pm)

    This is a post with terrific advice. Concise information for all that are looking for a way to spice it up and become a bit more healthy in the process.
    Visiting from SITS.
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