Every human being on Earth has flaws. I am no exception to this fact. And when it comes to health and fitness, we all have something we can improve on.
Maybe you rarely cook your own meals, or you drink more coffee than you’d like to admit, or maybe you don’t exercise as often as you’d like.
I know that I personally want to sleep more. I currently sleep about six or seven hours a night, but I would really like to increase that to seven or eight hours.
And while it is certainly not an easy task to correct habits that we know are not good for us, there is no denying that when it comes to your overall health and wellness, it is well worth the effort.
However, you can’t give up these bad habits until you’ve first identified what they are. So, here are five bad habits that can keep you from reaching your health and fitness goals.
This may seem obvious, but it is something that many people continue to engage in today.
In fact, according to The Washington Post: “45 million Americans diet each year.” This is a very high percentage of the population of the United States (more than one in eight people).
If you think that restricting yourself to eating as few calories as possible each day will make you healthier, it won’t. The science is clear that extreme diets don’t work.
There is no quick fix scheme to lose weight quickly in a healthy and sustainable way. So if you want to achieve results that really keep you long-term, you need to eat with a small deficit that will still provide your body with all the nutrients it needs, keeping you happy and healthy while you work.