5 Tips to Kick Start 2016 To a Healthier
By Lisa Corsello, owner and founder of Burn
Yes, the new year is upon us and we are already venturing to the gym every day, drinking lots of water, and
getting into our annual eating healthy regime.
Congratulations! You’re well on your way to a new you!
|Kick start new year with these tips to a healthier you, and start living a
with your own health resolutions. (Image by Pixabay.com)
However, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to maintain those healthy resolutions. Here are a few
of my favorite tips for keeping those resolutions on track and living a healthier lifestyle.
1. Set realistic weight loss
Create a realistic weight loss goal and time
frame in which to accomplish it. An extreme diet may help you drop lbs quickly, but it won’t last and will most
likely cause weight gain in the end. Aim to lose 1-2 lbs per week for healthy, sustained weight loss.
Plan your healthy snacks to avoid unhealthy temptations
2. Well planned exercise
Plan your exercise routine, put it in your calendar, and set reminders. Having something in your
calendar will help remind you of your goals and keep exercise momentum going when you’d rather do something
3. Commit to and share your
Commit to a goal, and share it with others. Studies show that when we communicate our goals to others, we’re
more likely to stick to them.
4. Plan ahead with
Know yourself and plan ahead. If you find that there are certain times of the day where you tend to overeat or
reach for unhealthy snacks, remove temptation by bringing healthy snacks to work with you.
5. Practice caloric deficit -
burn more than you take in
Remember that weight loss requires a caloric deficit, which means that you burn more calories than you take in. Be careful not
overeat or indulge simply because you’re exercising more. Many people “reward” themselves after a hard workout
with a big meal that ends up replacing all or more calories than they just burned. Before a workout, make sure
to get enough complex carbohydrates AND protein, and after the workout, concentrate more on protein to help
muscle repair and tone.
Make sure that the snacks are:
- High in protein so that you’ll feel fuller longer
- Low in refined sugar that you don’t spike your blood sugar levels and crave sugar the rest of the day.
Heed this advice and you are sure to be the hot bod on the beach this
|A well planned, regular exercise routine will help you reach your fitness goals and
stay on the track to a good health and fit body. (Image by Pixabay.com)
About Lisa Corsello:
Lisa is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, nutrition consultant and group fitness instructor who works
with clients to create customized, goal-oriented exercise and nutrition plans. Using her extensive training and
fitness background, Lisa has developed a popular fitness technique called Burn. The 55-minute workout brings the
benefits of dynamic individualized workouts to groups using a method that draws upon the best of Pilates, strength
and core training for optimal results. Her programs emphasize constant movement using circuits to challenge and
improve endurance, agility, balance and strength, with appropriate focus on stressing proper form and
Each workout incorporates dynamic strength and cardiovascular training with active recovery techniques
targeting all major muscle groups. Sessions are intended to be learning experiences that constantly evolve, keeping
each one challenging and fresh.
Lisa, a Lululemon Athletica Ambassador, has been a featured fitness expert onWebMDas well as inMy Family
Doctor Magazine, LowCarb Magazine, Current Health Magazine, and Cornell University's Food & Fitness Advisor
newsletter. In fact, Lisa is a regularly featured fitness expert on the KPIX Weekend Morning Show. Lisa is
currently a contributing fitness expert on SingleMindedWomen.com.