Jan 25, 2023

Achieve Fitness Goals with Perseverance and Self-discipline

Achieve Fitness Goals with Perseverance and Self-discipline

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn The biggest thing that is letting down Aussie & Kiwi men when it comes to achieving their health goals is… Their perseverance. Perseverance is not pushing through the pain. It's putting in an honest effort to maintain a growth mindset, even when that growth feels difficult or slow.


Consider your favorite athlete. Persistence made them great at their sport. To become great at anything, you must practice and overcome obstacles. Set a goal and make a plan to achieve anything big. Most goals take a few steps and some effort to reach, so you’ll need some perseverance to stick with it.Getting 60 minutes of exercise every day helps us feel good- it helps our bodies stay healthy and our minds stay sharp, and it’s fun. Starting a fitness journey is hard. Maintaining it is hard. Sometimes it appears that achieving success is more difficult than it should be; after all, all of these changes are beneficial to us, so why is it such a struggle, and how do we overcome this feeling?


Now we can almost guarantee you’re a hard-working man. You have most likely achieved a few great things in your life. But if health is not one of them, we’re here to give you a top tip for achieving better health.


Stop stopping


The best way to getcloser to your health goals is consistency. Be that at 50%, 80% or 99% compliance with your healthy regime. The one thing we know for sure is that stopping completely is a sure way to wreck any progress. We mention that because it’s typical that the wheels tend to fall off the health wagon before the new year. All discipline goes out the window. And now it’s the new year and you’re buried under the overwhelm of trying to "start" some sort of healthy regime again. So here’s what you do...


Patience, consistency, and perseverance to achieve fitness


Practice, not perfection, is the key to perseverance. This practice takes the form of making small, manageable changes and making use of the resources you already have to help you acquire and produce more. Make your changes sustainable—you've heard us say this a lot, and we're sure you will again in the future! Everybody's journey toward fitness will have its ups and downs, good days and bad days. Persistence is what sets successful people apart! They surround themselves with people who share their objectives, they discover a deeper part of themselves, and they continue on their journey.


Embrace Discomfort


The more you exercise your self-discipline muscles, the stronger they will become, just as they do when you consistently lift weights. We recommendregular practice that will push you out of your comfort zone and accustom you to avoiding the path of least resistance to exercise your self-discipline muscles. Here are some self-discipline exercises you can do on a daily basis:


  • ➤ Take cold showers
  • ➤ Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • ➤ Sign up for aworkout class (preferably one that costs money, to add some extra incentive)
  • ➤ Walk or bike for errands instead of driving
  • ➤ Read a book instead of watching TV/YouTube/Netflix  


If you're having trouble developing self-discipline, make sure you aren't skipping the basics. In particular, you should pay attention to the following biological fundamentals:


  • ➤Sleep
  • ➤Nutrition
  • ➤Exercise


It's simple to overlook these things in the pursuit of other objectives, but everything you do will be more challenging if you don't get enough sleep, eat poorly, and exercise regularly.


Technology can also help you resist cravings. Let's take the scenario where you are craving ice cream. By setting a timer on your phone for 30 minutes, you can turn the situation around rather than telling yourself, "You're not allowed to have ice cream." When the timer goes off, you can then tell yourself that you can have ice cream. In most cases, 30 minutes is sufficient for you to become distracted and forget what you were originally craving. It's a technique worth trying even though it might not be effective for everyone.


Taking time to prepare


Many of the things you want to accomplish can be unlocked through self-discipline, but only under the right circumstances. You can develop mental fortitude by creating a plan, getting rid of distractions, and treating yourself well. There are a few things you can do to quickly change your habit if you make a mistake and allow it to lapse.


  • ➤Accept that these things are going to happen, acknowledge it as a small mistake, and promise to get back into it.
  • ➤Identify the cause and fix it to prevent it from happening again. This may mean changing the time, days, or duration of your new habit.


As soon as the barrier is removed, restart and get back into the swing of things as soon as possible. The longer you go without doing your new habit, the more difficult it is to restart. Make use of your personal support system. And if you don't, you can count on us.


Here are three nutrition-based goals you could choose from and implement straight away:


  • ➤Don’t drink any alcohol from Monday morning - Friday lunch
  • ➤Reduce or remove dense carbs like pasta, bread, rice, potato, etc
  • ➤ Drink 3L+ of water every day


And here are three movement tips you could choose from:


  • ➤Go for a 5-10 minute walk after every main meal
  • ➤Do 15 squats and 15 push-ups first thing in the morning every day.
  • ➤Commit to 2 x 20-minute full body weight workouts each week


This year, start acting to develop some discipline. Take a stand and commit to getting healthier right away rather than delaying it for yet another year. An essential component of a healthy lifestyle is physical activity. Engaging in physical activity has lifelong health benefits. It supports heart health, helps with weight management, and helps to build endurance, flexibility, and strength.


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How exercise can stop hair loss


Exercise has been shown to help promote hair growth, prevent hair loss, and even restore hair loss due to stress, illness, or other factors in a number of different ways:

  • ➤ Exercise helps to increase the production of natural hormones like estrogen and testosterone. These hormones are critical for hair growth and maintenance, and when they are not produced in adequate amounts, hair loss can result.
  • ➤ It has been discovered that increasing the amount of blood circulation in the scalp is associated with a decrease in the amount of hair loss. Exercise can help to improve blood circulation and nutrient delivery to the hair follicles. This can help to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.
  • ➤ Hair loss from stress, illness, or other causes can be reversed with regular exercise. Exercising has been linked to less hair loss because it lowers stress and boosts mood. Anxiety raises your body's cortisol levels, which can cause fluctuations in other hormone levels and hasten the balding process. Exercising regularly has additional benefits, including a reduced risk of hair loss due to poor health.

So, whether you're experiencing hair loss due to insufficient exercise or some other factor, exercise can be a great way to help restore your hair health. Make sure to include regular exercise in your daily routine to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.


What kind of exercise stop hair loss?


When it comes to preventing hair loss, exercise is one of the most effective methods. Exercise can help improve blood circulation and promote the growth of new hair cells. Some of the best exercise methods for preventing hair loss include aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, and weight training.


  • ➤ Aerobic exercise, such as walking or running, is the best type of exercise for preventing hair loss.
  • ➤ Resistance exercise helps to improve the overall fitness of the body and can help to reduce the risk of hair loss.
  • ➤Weight training helps to improve the overall fitness of the body thereby reducing hair loss


What about hair regrowth? Does exercise help?


Hair regrowth is a topic that is oftentimes talked about, but few people are really sure what goes into it. For a long time, it was thought that hair growth was a genetic trait, but more and more research is proving that it is simply a result of a good diet and exercise.


One of the most important things you can do to help promote hair regrowth is to eat a healthy diet. A lot of times people neglect to eat because they are worried about getting fat, but what they don’t realize is that by eating a healthy diet, they are also helping to promote hair growth. Foods that are high in good carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are all good for hair growth because they help to provide the nutrients that your hair needs to grow. You should also make sure to get enough vitamins and minerals. Some of the best sources of these nutrients are fruits and vegetables.


Another important factor in promoting hair regrowth is getting enough exercise. The reason for this is still unknown, but it is thought that exercise helps to release hormones that promote hair growth. Exercise can be anything from walking to running to weightlifting. Just make sure that you are getting a good amount of exercise and that you are doing it regularly.


But... have this in mind!


In order to prevent hair loss practices, you should also give careful consideration to the routine you follow after your workouts. Avoid taking hot showers after a run in particular because the high temperatures have the potential to rob the scalp of its natural oils, which can lead to inflammation and cause the scalp to become dry.


While eating a healthy diet and exercising are important, it is also important to know that there is one magic solution that will promote hair regrowth. What works for one person may not work for another, so it is critical to experiment to find out what works best for you. You should be able to achieve the desired hair growth results with the right combination of diet, exercise, and other supplements.


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