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5 Tips for Busy Professionals Who Want to Get in Shape 2015
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By: Murad Abel Email Article
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The New Year is the time that people want to lose weight and take a few steps to getting themselves in better shape. The problem is that many people have way too much on their plate and can't find the time or commitment to achieve their fitness goals. Despite knowing that habits should change we still have a difficult time making small changes that can add up to being in greater shape and better health. Making small changes can be extremely helpful in hitting your target without stressing about where and when.

Make a Commitment: The first step to any fitness program is the need to make a solid commitment beyond the first few weeks of the year marked by the abandonment of so many New Year new comers. It is necessary to change habits in order to develop a long-lasting fitness program that will help you achieve the next level in your goals. This takes a considerable period of time to establish.

Start Small: Don't try and take over the world in a day. Habits are formed through repetition and it is best to start out with a reasonable amount of effort and time and not something that is going to seriously hamper your life. Start small and add on later as your habit becomes embedded.

Change Your Living Patterns: One of the helpful ways in which you can improve your fitness is by changing things you might not have thought about. For examples, walking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator can make a huge difference. Try and bike to work or take your tennis and go for a speed walk at lunch.

Change Your Eating Habits: Change your eating to ensure you are getting the best nutrition while lowering poor quality foods. The best foods are ones that have lots of fruit, vegetables,whole wheat, oats, and fiber. Lowering the amount of trans fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol is important. Move to low fat dairy like milk and cheese can go along way. Avoid white pasta, white rice, white bread, and fatty meats.

Celebrate Little Accomplishments: Losing weight and getting in shape takes serious commitment that makes a lifestyle changing. Running around the block won't do it unless you change your eating habits. nibbling on seaweed without exercises will also have a weaker impact. When you lose a few pounds or have a strong workout go ahead an celebrate because you are one step closer to your goals.

Dr. Murad Abel is a professor in business and writes his own blog at

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