As we celebrate International Mind and Body Fitness Day in the new year, it’s essential to approach our fitness resolutions with a holistic approach. As we move into 2024, building a healthy lifestyle takes center stage. Setting realistic fitness goals becomes paramount to long-term success. Let’s explore practical approaches by emphasizing stability, balance, and overall wellness in our fitness resolutions for the year ahead.
In a Zee News English, Dr. Meenakshi Jain, Director, Internal Medicine, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Patparganj shares tips for making realistic fitness resolutions for the New Year.
Tips for pursuing realistic fitness goals in 2024
It’s crucial to align our fitness resolutions with Dr. Meenakshi’s holistic approach to help you prioritize both mental and physical wellness:
1. Gradual fitness routine
Start your wellness journey with a manageable routine that includes six days of cardio and muscle-strengthening exercises. Whether at the gym or at home, prioritize gradual progress to avoid unnecessary stress on your body.
2. Preparation for rigorous workouts
Before diving into intense exercise, get a comprehensive cardiac checkup. Consult with your physician to ensure your fitness plan seamlessly aligns with your overall health, promoting a safe and effective approach.
3. Nutrient-rich foods
Focus on foods rich in essential nutrients, avoid extreme calorie reduction. Ensure a balanced intake of vitamins and minerals, laying the foundation for sustainable health and fitness goals.
4. Strategic complementary integration
Supplements play an important role in supporting your fitness journey. Emphasize protein sources like pulses, dairy and lean meats. Seek guidance from a qualified nutritionist for an effective and sustainable supplement plan.
5. Avoid extremes
Say no to extreme dieting techniques like prolonged fasting or high-protein diets. Opt for a holistic and consistent approach that promotes long-term success without compromising your overall health.
6. Quality sleep matters
Recognize the importance of quality sleep by aiming for at least 8 hours per night. Create a bedtime routine that minimizes screen time, allowing your mind and body to rejuvenate for overall well-being.
7. Commit to a mindful practice
On International Mind and Body Wellness Day, pledge to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. Whether it’s through meditation, yoga or other calming activities, prioritize mental well-being as an integral part of your fitness journey.
In short, as we celebrate International Mind and Body Fitness Day, let’s commit to making fitness resolutions that prioritize both physical and mental health.