Fit For Life: The Formula for Fitness

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Matt Espeut, GoLocalWorcester Health +Lifestyle Contributor

What is the formula for fitness?? And what is considered results?

1) losing fat

2) gaining muscle

3) feeling better

 

If these things are not being accomplished, then you are not getting results, and are wasting time and energy.

I am a firm believer in NOT wasting these valuable limited resources, so I am going to give you a brief outline to jump start yourself to getting results.

Here is the formula to build muscle and burn fat.

You will be surprised because the biggest factor with your results happen outside the gym.

So, train hard and include these necessary tips.

1) Hydrate

We were developed on a cellular level and cells require water.

We hit the gym to build muscle and muscle is comprised of millions of cells.

We need enzymes to digest food to build muscle, and water aids in digestion, and the ability for enzymes to travel.

In order to be able to move without cramping our muscles need water.

Get the picture?

I recommend 1/2oz of water for every pound of body weight, any less and you are doing yourself a disservice.

2) Sleeping

8 hours is not a luxury, it is a necessary component to your well-being.

When you sleep, great things happen to your body as well as your mind and energy levels.

Improving cognitive brain function and increasing energy levels creates a huge network of positive attributes to the body.

I hear the excuse all the time: I am too busy to get that much sleep.

The proper amount of sleep will allow you to wake happier and more energetic.

Proper rest allows you to wake with clarity, and more energetic.

3) Not eating quality food frequently throughout the day is probably the biggest cause of not getting the results you want.

When you eat efficiently you will get results faster and achieve your goals.

When you consume garbage processed food you cause inflammation in the body.

When you eat quality food, our systems work smoothly and efficiently allowing the body to uptake nutrients effectively thus triggering results and progress.

So, to simplify and summarize

1) drink lots of clean water 2) get to bed on time 3) eat quality food throughout the day.

Follow these 3 simple steps, and I can guarantee you will start feeling better building more muscle and torching body fat, and that is what I consider results.

Matt Espeut, GoLocal's Health & Lifestyle Contributor has been a personal trainer and health & fitnesss consultant for over 25 years. He is the owner of Fitness Profiles, a one on one, and small group personal training company, as well as Providence Fit Body Boot Camp, located at 1284 North Main St., on the Providence/Pawtucket line. You can reach Matt at (401) 453-3200; on Facebook at "Matt Espeut", and on Twitter at @MattEspeut. "We’re all in this life together – let’s make it a healthy one.

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