How many fit people do you really know who don’t even seem to try to stay in shape? I am sure you will not find many people.

Most people who stay in great shape throughout their life are the ones who have built up a set of habits over the years that have helped them stay in their best shape without putting lot of effort.

Here are five things that you can easily adopt as a habit that will help you stay in great shape.

1. Ditch dieting

Plenty of fitness fads come and go each year. They may help you put down few pounds in matter of days, but you are going to gain it back as soon as your diet is over. Here is a secret – fit people don’t diet. They eat healthy food that makes them feel good and leaves them feeling energized throughout the day.

2. Enjoy your workout

Anything you don’t enjoy, you won’t be able to continue for too long. To be in a great shape you should live an active lifestyle that gives scope to burn calories and build muscles. Workout is a means to burn calorie and keep you active. But it doesn’t mean that you should necessarily hit the gym, pump iron or spend time on treadmill. If you don’t like it don’t do it. There are plenty of activities that can keep you active and energized. Do any activity that you love doing, such as running, dancing, swimming, sports etc. Fit people enjoy their workout; they even look forward to it.

3. Make your health your top priority

General population lets work, family, and other priorities come in the way of their workout. Fit people make workout their priority, even if that means getting up 15 minutes early, or even when they are busy or even when they are on vacation. They follow strict workout regime, no matter what.

4. You don’t have to be a perfectionist

While healthy eating should be your top priority, you don’t need to eat 100% perfect all the time. Giving yourself a cheat meal every once a while will ensure you don’t feel bitter about your healthy diet. If you love cookie or some dark chocolate, go for it. Just don’t let it become too frequent of a habit or you will lose all your hard work.

5. Hang around with other like-minded people

You must have heard this adage that you are what you eat. Well, you are also who-you-eat-with (or socialize with.) If your friends are constantly getting fast food and living a sedentary lifestyle, chances are you will also start living their kind-of-lifestyle. Making friends who are more active and healthy are just as important for staying fit as following a regular workout regime and eating healthy food.

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  • Rosalidia Dubon