BANGOR (NEWS CENTER Maine) – When it comes to getting in shape for the summer season, most people do not know where to start.
“There’s so much information out there for healthy living,” Paige Wilcox said.
Wilcox and her husband Mike own Wilcox Wellness and Fitness in Bangor where they help people get on the right track every day.
They start with a program they call the ‘Five Habits for Massive Impact.’
Here’s what they suggest:
1) Eat Breakfast
Eat breakfast consistently within an hour of waking up. This will get your engines going and rev you up for a successful day. Whether you’ve been skipping breakfast in an attempt to cut calories or just because you are not hungry yet, it is time to reevaluate those decisions.
2) Eat Consistently Throughout The Day
Aim to have a mid-morning snack and a mid-afternoon snack. This will keep your metabolism burning and keep you energized. You will see in your meal plan, we have scheduled your morning snack but we have built in the flexibility for you to choose your own healthy afternoon snack.
3) Whole Foods Only
You can simplify your nutrition choices by eating whole foods only. Whole foods come from the earth or had a mother. If it came from a factory and was packaged and processed – stay far away from it. Click here for some healthy food suggestions.
4) Drink More Water
Water helps increase your energy levels, promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, improves the quality of your skin, improves digestion, can help relieve joint pain, and can even help relieve headaches! Your body is about 60% water… and just a small 2% decrease can significantly impair performance and the way you feel. Our recommendation is to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces each day. This is critically important. If you are not already drinking this amount of water, make the commitment today.
5) Get Active
Committing to getting active on a consistent basis will set you up for a lifestyle that provides happiness, energy, and strength that you will be able to count on each day. Yes, that means exercise. When done correctly, simple exercises like burpees, lunges and step-ups are good for cardiovascular health and strength building.
“It’s so much more than just a quick fix and getting that bikini body. It’s about having the body that you feel confident in,” Paige Wilcox said.
For more information on how you can get yourself on the right track you can visit their website at wilcoxwellnessfitness.com.