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When it comes to taking care of your physique, there’s plenty you can do to make sure your wellness
is at its best, no matter what your goals. The secret lies in making a plan and sticking to it.
T I P S BY E R I K A B O O M
1. Workout Time: Make the time to
squeeze in a short workout most days
of the week. Good time-management
requires planning and you only need to find 30
minutes each day.
2. Eat Right: Plan meals ahead of
time; if hunger strikes, you should
always be prepared with a healthy
option at your fingertips that’s easy to carry
and convenient to eat.
3. Sleep Tight: Make sure to get
plenty of sleep each night. When
you’re sleep-deprived or overly tired,
you are much less likely to stick to a regular
Drink Up: Carry a bottle of water
with you wherever you go. If you’re
well-hydrated, you have more energy,
your metabolism works better and you’re less
likely to confuse thirst for hunger.
Wardrobe Whoa: Splurge on
some cute leggings, a stylish shirt,
jeans or a new pair of shoes — it will
do wonders in keeping motivation on track
and performance at its best.
6. Stay Strong: Try to incorporate
strength-training into your exercise
routine; the more muscle mass you
build and/or preserve, the less body fat you
tend to accumulate and the more calories
you’ll burn at rest.
Body Focus: Be mindful of your
posture and movements every single
day. Focus on keeping a neutral spine,
abdominals tightened and gluteus engaged as
often as possible.
Enjoy Life: Be selfish and make time
every single day to do the things that
make you feel good about yourself. When
you’re happy, everybody around you is happy. And
that’s a very good thing.
9. Indulge A Little: It’s extremely
important to curve your cravings
properly. The absolute best time for
a cheat meal or indulgence is right before or
after a great workout.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erika Boom has been part of the fitness industry for over a decade. She is an American Council On
Exercise (ACE)-Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Pre- & Post-Natal Physical Conditioning Instructor.
In 2003, she opened Belly-N-Kicks, the first and only studio in Miami that is solely dedicated to Prenatal &
Post-Natal Fitness; Belly-N-Kicks.com.