Sports & Fitness

5 Things You Need To Do If You Want To Get Fit

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Did you know that in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight in the world, 650 million of whom were obese?

Combating obesity and overeating is a key issue that people all around the world are battling. If you are one of these people, there are a number of things you can do if you want to lose some weight.

Keep Active

One of the best things you can do if you want to lose weight is by keeping active. The more exercise you do, the better.

You can choose a variety of different exercises and workouts, the key is to stay active, so find something that you enjoy doing.

You could join a gym, or you could simply start going for evening walks. Or if you used to love swimming, then you could start swimming. As long as what you are doing is increasing your heart rate and making you sweat then it will help you lose weight.

Take Supplements

Some people prefer to incorporate taking supplements with their exercise and healthy eating routine. There is a range of different weight loss pills and supplements available on the market that can help you lose weight faster.

Increase your body’s energy consumption with the L-Carnitine supplement.

Alternatively, you can rely on natural vitamins and minerals to help you lose weight. For example, B vitamins can help to boost your metabolism.

Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

A great way to lose weight is by reducing your alcohol consumption. Alcohol has a lot of calories in it, which don’t serve your body. Not to mention the calories from the takeaways that you crave when you drink.

Don’t believe us? A 500ml bottle of cider can have over 200 calories in it. Whilst a glass of red wine can have over 125 calories. Cut back on the booze and see how much weight you could lose.

Eat a Protein-Rich Diet

A protein-rich diet will help to build up your muscles and also can help to burn calories even when you are resting.

You can find protein in meat, such as red or white meat, seafood, dairy and eggs, cheese and yoghurt. Whilst vegans can find sources of protein in soy products, beans, green leafy vegetables, and legumes.

Foods which are rich in protein also help combat your appetite and satiation levels, because they take longer for your body to digest, so they keep you fuller for longer.

Lower Your Sugar Intake

Sugar and refined carbohydrates are known as empty calories, because just like alcohol they have no nutritional benefits for your body.

When you consume sugar, it can make your blood sugars and blood insulin increase drastically and then decrease a short time afterwards. Insulin is a hormone that encourages your body to store fat.

The less sugar you eat, the lower your insulin levels will be and the more fat your body can burn.

Lose Weight

Losing weight and getting fit won’t happen overnight, it is a process that takes time and requires patience. Make little lifestyle, dietary and exercise changes each week and you’ll soon start to see the benefits of your hard work.


Make 2019 your year and get in shape.

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