You most probably know that workout routines like HIIT are short because they’re tough, right? But you can quickly undo all your (very) hard work if you don’t hyper-prioritize other healthy daily habits. Yep, it’s not all about the workout. There are other elements at play as well. So make sure to stick to these top three:
Time your protein. You know protein is the building block of muscle, but there’s a right way to consume it. A new review found that six protein-rich small meals per day (about 20 grams per meal) led to the greatest boosts in women’s muscular endurance and power, core strength, heart health, and fat loss.
Trick yourself into Zs. We’ve all been there: The harder you try to fall asleep, the harder it becomes to actually fall asleep. Researchers studied this. They found that intentionally trying to stay awake can help you pass out more quickly. So when insomnia strikes, force your eyes to stay open instead of gluing them shut.
Count beyond water. Sure, eight glasses of H2O per day is the typical guideline, but a recent review found that other drinks—milk, OJ, iced tea—are similarly hydrating because they stay in your system longer (i.e., you don’t pee them out as quickly). So when you need a break from water, sip on something low-cal—ideally, first thing in the a.m. if you know you’re going to be out and about without agua.
These are the top 3 things you ought to do outside of the gym to complement your fitness routine. For more amazing tips, read the full article here: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/improve-your-workout-outside-of-the-gym
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