8 essential habits you need to follow to get into the fitness zone

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All of us make resolutions for better health and fitness at the beginning of each calendar year. However, as the days go by, these resolutions are forgotten. Short-term plans are never a solution. To make a permanent shift to good health, one needs to change to a healthy lifestyle and stick with it, no matter what.

Change your attitude: Everything good or not so good starts with your attitude and the way you look at yourself and life. Stop blaming bad genes, family history, long working hours, children, parents and so on for not being regular. Read books on positive thinking, attend seminars that teach you to look at yourself with pride and respect. The change in your mental outlook is the first step towards improving your health and fitness.

Meditate: Meditation is a great way to a calmer you. Even 15 to 20 minutes of sitting in silence will make a world of difference. Sit in a comfortable position with your spine straight, close your eyes, relax your body and mind, and focus on your breath. Let the thoughts come and go without being involved, irritated or judgemental towards yourself. The restless nature of the mind will calm down over a period of time.

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