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7 Habits of the Fit and Healthy

healthy-habits-585You’ve heard it before: If you want to be successful, study the habits of the experts. So to get in shape, pay attention to the routines of highly fit people like personal trainers. Many of the secrets are straightforward tricks that everyone could adapt into their own lives. Try adopting these seven habits of highly fit people from the experts at Life Fitness!

7 Habits of the Fit and Healthy

1. Live by the 90/10 rule. 90 percent of the time, focus on maintaining healthy habits and allow indulgences only 10 percent of the time. It’s not what you do once in a while that counts; it’s what you do most often.

2. Aim for an hour a day but never miss more than two days in a row of exercise. Follow the two-day rule. Something may come up that makes you miss exercise on a particular day, but don’t let it happen more than two days in a row. Commit to never letting more than two days pass you by without exercise.

3. Find a substitute for weaknesses. With a simple Google search you can find healthier options for the most tempting treat. For example, if you love ice cream, try Greek yogurt with fresh berries and walnuts instead. Or if you love salty chips, try some homemade popcorn for a healthier substitute. It’s okay to enjoy temptations here and there, just not daily.

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